Ryerson University will be offering a limited number of in-person classes and services for fall 2021. To view information about important school-wide services, please visit the Ryerson COVID-19 page. If you are a current student and would like to reach us at the ServiceHub, please visit our ServiceHub Contact page.
Undergraduate, Graduate and Law Students
Fall 2021 Tests and Final Exams
Check your course outline, D2L course shell or with your instructor regarding exam times and format.
Law students should check with their department regarding assessments.
Fall 2021 final exams will be posted approximately one month before final exams December 8-19, 2021.
Below you will find important information to help set you up for success.
Remember that taking care of your physical and mental well-being leads to more effective studying and learning. There are a number of virtual support options available.
- You can find frequently asked questions about classes, exams and research on the Students COVID-19 Information and Updates website.
- Ryerson's Academic Integrity policy applies to online assessments. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these policies. Please consult the Academic Integrity Office (AIO) website, as well as PDF filePolicy 60: Academic Integrity. If you are unsure how these policies apply to your exam, please contact your Professor, or the AIO at email@example.com as soon as possible.
- It is your responsibility for ensuring you are aware of the format and timing of your assessment. Please check your course outline, D2L course shell or with your instructor.
Any behaviour that undermines the University's ability to evaluate fairly students' academic achievements, or any behaviour that a student knew, or reasonably ought to have known, could gain them or others unearned academic advantage or benefit, counts as academic misconduct (Policy 60: Academic Integrity). The range of penalties include a grade reduction, up to and including a zero on the exam, an “F” in the course and/or suspension/withdrawal/expulsion from the University. All findings of academic misconduct will include a Disciplinary Notation on your internal academic record. You are responsible for being familiar with the PDF fileAcademic Integrity Policy. For more information, please visit the Academic Integrity Office website.
Guidelines for proper conduct in exams, and penalties for misconduct are listed in the PDF fileFinal Examination Policy, PDF fileAcademic Integrity Policy, and the PDF fileStudent Code of Non-Academic Conduct. It is your responsibility to read and understand them. See below for specific exam procedures.
If you are enrolled in any evening sections (701E, 711E, etc.) or Chang School sections and the class is not listed on this Examination Schedule, you should confirm the exam date, time and room with your instructor.
Chang School, opens in new window mid-term assessments will be listed in your course outline; final exams are usually held during the last class.
Check with your instructor for any specific exam procedures, special formats, or approved aids.
Note: Identification requirements have changed temporarily for remote and in-person exams.
- Use your Ryerson OneCard to identify yourself, if you have one.
- As an exception to exam policy, while we are in a remote environment and OneCards are not being regularly issued, if you do not have a OneCard, government-issued ID can be used, showing only your photo and name (you can cover all other information on the card). Acceptable identification can be found on the OneCard Office website.
- In addition to the usual exam supplies (such as pens, pencils and approved aids) you will need to complete the health screening every day you are on campus, and be compliant with Ryerson’s vaccination policy requirements. You will be asked to show your RyersonSafe Health Screening Badge.
- You will also need your OneCard. You will be asked to briefly remove your mask to verify your identity. If the professor or invigilator is unable to verify your identity or you passed health screening status, you will be required to leave the exam.
- You can find more information on Health Screening and Vaccinations requirements and processes online.
Students can request remote make-up tests via the Make Up Test Centre.
Students registered with Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) can schedule an accommodated make-up, through Academic Accommodations Support Online Services, opens in new window.
Check your course outline, D2L course shell, or with your instructor for details about your assessments, including any assignments or exams.
Writing your first online exam can be a new experience, but a few simple steps before the exam can help set you up for success.
If you have concerns, check the Student FAQs and raise your concerns with your instructor as soon as possible.
Here is a checklist of things you can do in advance of online exams:
- Check your computer is working and can access the internet.
- Check your browser is functioning correctly. For exams delivered in D2L, visit the "Check your system" page
- Make sure you can log on to my.ryerson.ca, opens in new window and access your course shell in D2L. You should know:
- your Ryerson username and password
- your two factor authentication is working
- which course shell you will be using for the exam
- For more information and frequently asked questions, see what students need to know about virtual proctoring
Exam Disruption/Re-Schedule Policy and Procedure
If an examination is cancelled and rescheduled, please check this website or call our main phone line at 416-979-5000 to find out the new time and location.
Final examinations for courses offered through The Chang School are held in the last class of the semester. All exams will be online for fall 2021. Chang School students are expected to be familiar with and comply with all Ryerson University PDF fileexamination policies and procedures, including presentation of photo identification, academic integrity standards, and the PDF fileStudent Code of Conduct.