When do we write exams? I need accommodation support - what should I do? What happens if I miss my exam?
Final examinations are held at the end of each term for one-term courses and in April for multi-term courses (see Significant Dates). You can see your final examination schedule about one month before the examination period on the final exams website, opens in new window. Your undergraduate final exam schedule is also available by logging into RAMSS, opens in new window, but note that some exams, like through Chang School or at the Test Centre, will not be listed.
Check your examination schedule regularly for any changes. Also, familiarize yourself with Policy 135: Examination Policy and see Essential Policy Highlights.
We make best efforts to ensure your final exam schedule does not have conflicts or overloads, but sometimes there may be a scheduling conflict (two final exams at the same time) or overload situation (three final exams on the same day, or three consecutive exam sessions e.g. afternoon, evening, and next morning, including The Chang School exams).
Check your examination schedule to make sure you do not have a conflict or overload.
If you do, notify your program department or school by email within two weeks of the exam schedule being released. Check the examination website for specific deadlines.
See the Procedures, Scheduling and Conflicts, section 4 of the PDF fileexam policy, opens in new window for more details
Students registered at Academic Accommodation Support, opens in new window must submit final examination accommodation requests before the start of the final examination period. See the section on how to book an accommodated quiz, test or exam.
Students who are registered with Academic Accommodation Support may sometimes have extenuating circumstances, unrelated to their accommodations. See the Academic Considerations below.
If you need an alternative time or date for an examination on religious grounds, please read the policy on Accommodation of PDF fileStudent Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance, opens in new window and see Essential Policy Highlights, opens in new window.
Academic Consideration Requests (ACR) for extenuating circumstances must be submitted through the ACR online portal, opens in new window and you must contact the relevant course instructor(s) Normally you must submit a Request for Academic Consideration before the exam, or within three business days after if not possible.
See PDF filePolicy 167 Academic Consideration, opens in new window for details about timelines and documentation required.
An Academic Consideration request for a missed exam or final assessment may, at the instructor's discretion, result in a make-up assessment. You must consult with your instructor for details on arranging for make-up assessments. You may be asked to write your make-up exam at the Make-Up Test Centre, opens in new window.
- Office of the Registrar: Final Exams
- PDF fileStudent Health Certificate (form and guidelines)
- PDF fileStudent Request for Accommodation of Student Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Form
- PDF fileAcademic Consideration Request Form
- Office of the Ombudsperson: FAQ Missed Exams
- Academic Accomodation Support, opens in new window
- Academic Consideration Request Online Portal, opens in new window
- Make-up Test Centre, opens in new window
- PDF filePolicy 134: Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals, opens in new window
- PDF filePolicy 135: Final Examination Policy, opens in new window
- PDF filePolicy 150: Accommodation of Student Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance, opens in new window
- PDF filePolicy 167: Academic Consideration, opens in new window