Prof won't let me make up exam despite asthma attack, HELP!

<p>I had an asthma attack this morning and missed an exam while getting looked at and treatment at the Student Health Center.</p>

<p>I emailed my professor from my phone while I was still there explaining how I had a virus the past couple days but then had the asthma attack. However she emailed me back saying the syllabus clearly states if you are going to miss an exam you need to let her know with written documentation by 5:00 p.m. the night before in order to be allowed a make up one.</p>

<p>I then explained to her how my virus alone would not have prevented me from going to class, but the asthma attack did which I had no possible way of anticipating beforehand.</p>

<p>I am going to talk to her tomorrow morning and explain how I have suffered from severe asthma my whole life and show her all the documentation and medicine/steroids they prescribed to me (like 5 things).</p>

<p>What else should I say to convince her to let me make up the exam? It seems so unfair because this is an unusual circumstance I had no clue would happen to me by 5:00 p.m. the night before. I haven't missed a class and have gotten good feedback in all the homework so far. I just want to do well in this class. Please help!</p>

<p>There is no excuse for what you did. Skipping class, especially exam classes, is disgusting behavior and must be punished accordingly. An asthma attack is an obstacle, yes, but you should have notified your professor that you may have had one the next day. I don't know where you go, but I've taken an exam with explosive diarrhea the whole time and it didn't deter me one bit.</p>

<p>I would accept your professor's policies and submit a formal apology letter for your behavior.</p>

<p>Quit trolling, not being able to breathe and needing steroids to open your airways is far from a mere "obstacle."</p>

<p>I'd go to the professor's office hours next for a face-to-face conversation and explanation. Bring some proof of where you were the day of the exam, too. If the professor doesn't reconsider, contact your school's disabilities office. They may be able to help. I don't think (at my school, at least) are allowed to say that "Even though you had a valid medical emergency, I'm not going to let you take the exam because you didn't notify me of this valid medical emergency 12 hours before it actually happened. Sorry." That's just insane. It's not like you suddenly came down with a "sore throat" the day of the exam. Not being able to breathe is a serious issue.</p>

<p>Yeah I'm going to avoid going over her head and first talk to her in the morning before I go to the Dean or Disabilities. Hopefully I can avoid all that undue stress and just get her to reconsider.</p>

<p>Or get a note from the doctor to show her you were actually disabled. That's probably what it will come down to anyway. It's a pretty big coincidence that your asthma decides to act up right before the exam.</p>

<p>Well I had to go to the ER in the middle of the night last night and after being there for a couple hours getting looked and having chest X-rays to make sure I didn't have pneumonia or anything they released me with a prescription for a nebulizer machine. Hopefully she'll realize I want joking around.</p>

<p>Just be sure to bring some proof that you had all this stuff being done.</p>

<p>Yeah, honestly she should have no problem accepting your "excuse" if you have the proof to back it up. I mean, you were at a Student Health Center.</p>

<p>Bring an inhaler next time.</p>

<p>I am sorry that you have the added stress of an unhelpful Prof. It is unbelievable to me that in a University setting that the Prof would be so rigid. With the cost of college and all, the Prof should be bending over backwards to make sure that you are okay. I hope that you are feeling better soon!</p>

<p>One of my professors tried to do something similar with a required feild trip. I had just been dx'd with gluten issues and could hardly walk due to the pain i was in. I had a doctors note excusing me from it and he got up in a huff about it. I contacted disability office and he suddenly changed his mind afterwards. hmmmmm.</p>