Exam Regulations

Please consult the Evaluation of Student Learning section of the academic regulations for undergraduate studies, as well as related sections regarding the grading system and academic standing.

Exam Deferrals

Students can request a maximum of one (1) deferred exam per course, and this evaluation must be taken within six (6) months after the end of the term. If a student defers a midterm exam, they won’t be able to defer the final exam for the same course.  This also applies to any deliverable for which a weight transfer is possible.  The Telfer School will only allow one (1) opportunity to write a deferred exam. No other opportunities will be allowed.

See the general exam schedule for deferred exams.

See the deferred final exam schedule of July 2023 here.

See the deferred midterm exam schedule of July 2023 here.

The Student Services Centre (SSC) approves and manages the deferred midterm and final exams of undergraduate students for ADM courses. Students have five (5) business days after the exam to provide the SSC with their deferral request. Upon review of your exam schedule, please note that we only accept to defer an exam for the following reasons:

  1. Exam conflicts:
    • Two exams on the same date and at the same time, or 
    • Three, 3-hour exams scheduled on the same date, between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. that day.
    • Take-home exams are not considered within the exam conflicts listed above.
    • Important: all deferral requests for a reason of exam conflicts need to be submitted within 5 buisness days after the exam schedule is published. Any deferral request for exam conflicts received after the exam date will not be accepted.
  2. Medical reasons that must be justified with a medical certificate. (see academic regulations):
    • Please note, as to COVID-19 related absences.  The University has created a self-declaration form for students who are unable to take an exam, turn in an assignment on time, or participate in a required lab due to COVID-19.  With this form, you do not need a medical certificate, however, the form does not replace requests for deferred exam.
  3. Death of a member of immediate family, justified by a death certificate or obituary notice.
  4. Technical issues occurred during the online exam appropriately supported by valid documentation.

Travel, employment and misreading the examination schedule, and not attending an in-person exam because you are not in Canada are not acceptable reasons for deferring an examination.  Furthermore, the method of exam delivery is fixed and is not subject to change to ensure the integrity of the final exam.

To defer an exam in an ADM course, please complete the DEFERRED EXAM APPLICATION.  Students must submit the deferred exam application form as well as the appropriate supporting documentation justifying the request (medical certificate, obituary notice, etc.) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., within five (5) business days after the exam.  Submission of the application and supporting documentation does not, in and of itself, guarantee approval of a deferred examination request. 

Please note that the deferral request will not be approved without the submission of the Deferral Application form and supporting documentation.    

For a course from another faculty, please contact the faculty in question and/or the professor.

Professors are responsible for the approval of absences during tests, quizzes, and the late submission of written assignments.

Students who write an examination may not appeal their final grades due to one of the reasons mentioned above.