Students at The University of Iowa are permitted to make up exams missed due to religious holidays, illness, or unavoidable circumstances. Faculty members should reschedule exams for students who miss them for reasons consistent with the University's policy regarding religious holidays, as stated in Part III, Chapter 22, Section 10, "Religious Diversity and the University Calendar", of the University Operations Manual.

Each college within the University is free to establish its own rules and regulations concerning absences from class. However, University regulations require that students be allowed to make up examinations that have been missed due to illness, mandatory religious obligations, or other unavoidable circumstances or University activities, as stated in Part IV, Chapter 8, Section 1, "General", of the University Operations Manual.