Email to Teacher to Excuse from Class

Email to the teacher to excuse from class is a writeup drafted by a student to his teacher. In this writeup, a student apologizes and explains the situation due to which s/he couldn’t make up for a class. Writing an excuse letter by a student to his teacher shows that the student is responsible and value the timing of his teacher.

An excuse letter is written in two situations

  1. In advance
  2. After the day has passed

Writing an excuse letter in advance is a good option that lets your teacher know that you have some genuine reason and cannot attend the class. In some situations, the teacher may postpone the class to a new schedule if the presence of the student is of utmost necessity. Or, the teacher can make some arrangement that bears minimum loss to the student.

Writing an excuse letter after the day has passed goes unfavorable for the student. In this situation, the teacher cannot make time changes and suitable arrangements for helping stuff for the student. Writing an excuse letter is a little remedy for the event.

Sample -1

Subject: Email to the teacher to excuse from class

Respected Sir,

I hope you will be fine and enjoying good health. Today, while passing through the notice board in the corridor, I came to know that you have arranged a makeup class for all the students in order to overcome the deficiencies found in students’ studies. I am sending you this email in order to inform you that I will not be able to take this particular class. I know how important it is to attend this class and that’s why you have made it compulsory for all the students to take it.

I do not have my own intentions to miss that class, but I will be having an important kind of work tomorrow. The reason is that my uncle suffered from a heart attack last Sunday. We took him to the hospital and the doctor advised him to undergo bypass surgery as soon as possible. So tomorrow, he is undergoing the surgery. Since my uncle has no son of his own that’s why it is essential for me to remain present in the hospital in order to arrange food, medicines, and to fulfill other formalities. This is the whole situation. I hope you will understand my problem and accept my genuine excuse. I will try my best to cover all the topics of that lecture.

I hope you will accept my excuse.

Yours obediently,


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Sample -2

Subject: Email to excuse from class

Dear Professor,

I hope you will be fine. First, I would like to say thanks for the sincere efforts you are putting to make us able to pass our final exams. Yesterday, it was announced in the class by our CR. that Prof. Andrew has arranged an extra class for our final exams’ preparation. He also added that it is compulsory for all the students to attend class. I was very excited at that moment. My excitement did not last so long. I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to attend the class due to an urgent piece of work.

I really had no intention to leave the class. Despite knowing the decisive role of this class in our final exams, I am unable to take your lecture and hereby submitting my excuse. The reason is that on reaching home yesterday, my mother told me that she had an appointment with the doctor. The irony of fate was that the routine checkup date was the same date as that of our class. My father is out of the country for a business meeting. Since I am the only son of my parents, I am to take her to the hospital. I am regretting my actions and therefore, submitting my excuse from attending the extra preparatory class. I will try to manage things in the future.

I seek your pardon again and hope you will accept my excuse.

Yours obediently,



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