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Exams at Ryerson , opens in new window

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 final exams website, opens in new window.

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 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

Academic Accommodation Support

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.

Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observances

If you need accommodation due to a religious, Aboriginal and/or spiritual observance, you must submit a request via the PDF fileRequest for Accommodation of Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance form within two weeks of the posting of the examination schedule.  Instructions for the form are on the second page.

Missed examinations

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.

Make-up Assessments

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.

PDF filePolicy 166 Course Management, opens in new window has details.

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