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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

NEW: The Telfer School will only allow 2 opportunities to write a deferred final exam. If a student re-defers the exam for a documented reason aligned with academic regulation 9.5, the student will write the final exam of the course the next time it is offered. No other opportunities will be allowed.

See the general exam schedule for deferred exams.

See the deferred final exam schedule of December 2021 here.

The Student Services Centre (SSC) approves and manages the deferred mid-term 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 (see academic regulations); or
  3. Death of a member of immediate family, justified by a death certificate.
  4. Technical issues occurred during the online exam appropriately supported by valid documentation.
  5. Travel, employment and misreading the examination schedule are not acceptable reasons for deferring an exam.


To defer an exam in an ADM course, please complete the deferred exam application, make sure your physician completes the medical certificate document, and submit both in person at DMS 1100, the Student Services Centre.

IMPORTANT: the Student Services Centre can exceptionally accept the deferred exam application and the medical certificate document by email until further notice. Please make sure to submit both documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within five (5) business days after the exam. Please kindly note that the deferral application will not be approved without the necessary supporting document(s).

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 midterm exams (less than 25% of the final grade), 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.

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