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Examinations

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Exams at Ryerson

Exams take place at the end of each term. Schedules are posted online.

Final examination schedules

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 Ryerson website or your undergraduate and graduate final exam schedule by logging into RAMSS.

Check your examination schedule regularly for any changes. Also, familiarize yourself with Policy 135: Examination Policy and see Essential Policy Highlights.

Final examination conflicts and overloads

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, overload, or require an accommodation for a religious observance. If you do, you must report conflicts and overloads to your program department within two weeks of the schedule being released. Please check the examination website for specific deadlines.

If you need an alternative time or date for an examination on religious grounds, please read the policy on Accommodation of Student Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance and see Essential Policy Highlights.

Students registered at Academic Accommodation Support

You must submit your final examination accommodation requests before the start of the final examination period. For detailed information, including how to book your exam, visit the Test or Exam with Accommodation website.

Missed examinations

If you miss a test or exam because of an illness or a personal or family emergency, you must:

  1. E-mail/Telephone your instructor(s) as soon as you know you will not be able to write an exam. It is important to contact your instructor(s) so you can make alternative arrangements.
  2. If you cannot reach your instructor(s), try calling or emailing the Teaching Department office(s) and leave a detailed message, including the course name, examination date, instructor’s name, your name and your student number. This is important, so be persistent!
  3. You must submit the medical certificate or other documentation within three (3) working days of the missed test or examination to the office of your own program. In extraordinary circumstances, exceptions to the 3-day requirement can be granted if the health illness, including documented mental health issues, prevents you from seeking health attention or documenting your illness in a timely fashion. Your Program Department will let your instructor know that they have received the documentation.
  4. Read and understand the Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals Policy.

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