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Exams

Undergraduate, Graduate and Law Students

Tests and Final Exams

 Midterm and final exams: Check your course outline, D2L course shell or with your instructor to confirm exam times and format

 Fall 2022 final exams period is December 7 – 18, including Saturday and Sunday

Law students should check with their department regarding assessments.

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Exam Schedules

Check your course outline, D2L course shell or with your instructor to confirm exam times and format.

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 supports available.

Important Notes

  • You can find frequently asked questions about classes, exams and research on the Students COVID-19 Information and Updates website.
  • 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.

General Information

Students registered at Academic Accommodation Support, must submit final examination accommodation requests by the deadline, which is before the start of the final examination period. Find the deadlines and 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 information about Academic Consideration.

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.  If you are unsure how these policies apply to your exam, please contact your Professor or the Academic Integrity Office (AIO) at aio@ryerson.ca as soon as possible.

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.

Check your examination schedule to make sure you do not have a conflict or overload. 

Conflict: two final exams at the same time

Overload: three final exams on the same day, or three consecutive exam sessions. Exam sessions usually start in the morning, noon, afternoon or evening

Example of overloads:

  • Morning, noon, and evening exams on the same day (3 in one day)
  • Afternoon, evening, and another exam the next morning (3 consecutive time slots)

If you have a conflict or overload, notify your program department or school by email within two weeks of the exam schedule being released.  

See the Procedures, Scheduling and Conflicts, section 4 of the PDF fileexam policy for more details.

If you have issues logging in to D2L, contact the CCS Help Desk.

If you have any issues during the exam (for example, accessing or submitting the exam), contact your professor.

Chang School exams are supported by ce@ryerson.ca.

If you are enrolled in any evening sections (701E, 711E, etc.) or Chang School sections (courses usually start with a C, such as CACC100) 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 or on a Saturday.

Need to find your exam location? Refer to the map of campus, accessible building information or attend a virtual campus tour.

Check with your instructor for any specific exam procedures, special formats, or approved aids.

What to bring

  • OneCard student identification
  • While the university’s mask policy is currently on pause, we recommend wearing a mask while indoors, particularly when sharing small enclosed spaces and writing in-person exams. Cloth, medical grade and fitted masks such as N95s are available for university community members who want them. If you are wearing a mask, you will be required to briefly lower it to verify your identity.
  • Forgot your OneCard? Visit the OneCard Office to get a temporary ID before your exam
  • Pens, pencils and other materials permitted by your instructor, such as a specific calculator. No pencil cases on your desk.
  • Water is allowed in a clear bottle without labels - no food unless medically required
  • If you’re writing in the MAC Arena or 4th floor, bring a sweater

You can learn more about exam procedures at the MAC and KHW 271 gym in this video.

Other important information

  • You can be up to 30 minutes late. You may not be allowed into an exam if you are more than 30 minutes late.
  • You may not leave an exam in the first 30 minutes or last 15 minutes.
  • Make sure your attendance is taken
  • Turn off and place all cell phones, watches, and electronic devices under your seat.  They cannot be in your pocket or on your wrist as this is against the academic integrity policy. You cannot go into your bag or pockets during the exam.  If you need to, put your hand up for an invigilator.
  • Turn your baseball caps backwards
  • If you need to use the washroom, have a question or are finished your exam, raise your hand and wait for an invigilator to assist you

For the fall 2022/winter 2023 semesters, all exterior campus building doors are locked and require a OneCard to gain access to the interior of campus buildings.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students must bring their OneCard. Chang School Continuing Education students may use government-issued photo ID for identification. 
  • If you are wearing a mask, you will be asked to briefly remove your mask to verify your identity.  Students wearing a religious facial covering can see the Examinations Policy for other options.
  • Students who do not have the required identification may not be permitted to write the exam.

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.

In the case of extenuating circumstances you must submit an Academic Consideration Request through the online portal, opens in new window. See timelines and more information regarding Academic Consideration - Policy 167.

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.

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.torontomu.ca, opens in new window and access your course shell in D2L. You should know:
    • your username and password
    • your two-factor authentication is working
    • which course shell you will be using for the exam
  • Want to try a practice quiz on D2L Brightspace? Or maybe just test your knowledge about cats and look at pictures of kittens? You can enrol yourself into a sample course, and take a practice quiz that will definitely not count towards your GPA!

Virtual Proctoring

If a student is requesting accommodation due to a religious, Aboriginal and/or spiritual observance, they must submit their request via the online Academic Consideration Request (ACR) system within the first two weeks of the class or, for a final examination, within two weeks of the posting of the examination schedule. 

See more about Religious and Cultural Observances and PDF fileAccommodation of Student, Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Policy 150.

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. Chang School students are expected to be familiar with and comply with all Toronto Metropolitan University PDF fileexamination policies and procedures, including presentation of photo identification, academic integrity standards, and the PDF fileStudent Code of Conduct.

Please visit the Exams for Online Courses, opens in new window page for details on Chang School Exams.

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