You don't need to request an absence. You can use the 3 allowed absences given to each student for the entire program (any kind of absence - no questions asked).

Important Note: Students should acquire no more than three absences throughout the program to be considered a completer of the course and receive a completion certificate.

For emergency cases (with proof), students should use up the allowed absences/missing submissions first and if they still need more, Programs Team is happy to revisit and check if an accommodation can be given. This must be verifiable extenuating circumstances such as accidents, hospitalization, immediate family death/funeral, and health issues. 

Please email support@codepath.org and inform them about your emergency.