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Exam Viewing

If you have written an Arts & Science faculty final exam on the St. George campus within the last six months, you may request a free supervised viewing of your exam. Exam viewings are an opportunity for you to verify that your final exam is marked fairly and that the mark is calculated correctly. We’re here to help you make sure that the mark you earned is the mark you received.

Submitting a Request

Exam viewings are by appointment only and can be requested using the Exam Viewing Request web app.

New appointment times are added on an ongoing basis throughout the year, except during active exam-writing sessions. If you have classes, labs, or tutorials scheduled during the posted appointment times, you may request a special viewing appointment on the app. In this case, please let us know your availability for the coming weeks and we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule.

When exam viewings for the previous semester first become available (end of January for December exams, beginning of June for April exams), you may notice that there are few posted appointment slots. This is likely because available appointment slots have all filled up due to high demand. As a result, you may need to schedule your viewing appointments up to one month ahead of time.

Rules for Viewing Examinations

Departments and instructors trust us to maintain the academic integrity of all faculty final exams, which is why exams must be viewed in a supervised setting. Think of the rules surrounding your viewing as an extension of the rules that exist for writing an exam. Since you can’t use your phone, talk to your neighbour, or bring outside notes during an exam, you can’t do so during an exam viewing. If you decide to appeal your mark after a viewing, it is essential that the exam being reevaluated is in the exact same state as the originally written exam. To ensure the academic integrity of all exams, the following regulations are in place for all exam viewings:

  1. Students viewing examinations may not be accompanied by anyone else.
  2. All belongings should be placed at the side of the room or under the table. Nothing whatever, including writing implements or cell phones, should be on the viewing table.
  3. Students must show their University of Toronto Photo ID/Library Card, and sign for each examination they view.
  4. Students may not consult books or notes, nor take any notes or photographs, while viewing examinations.
  5. Only calculators provided by the Office of the Faculty Registrar may be used by students to add totals within the examinations.
  6. Students are allowed to view each exam requested for as long as 30 minutes.
  7. If a student is viewing multiple exams, he or she may only view one exam at a time.

If you want to spend more time with your exams or consult your notes while doing so, we encourage you to request a digital copy of your exam. If the exam is restricted and you aren’t allowed to request a copy, you may request repeat viewing appointments. Otherwise, students are only entitled to one viewing per exam.

Filling Out an Appeal Form

Students may not use writing implements during a viewing appointment. If you decide to request a recheck or a reread during your viewing, you won’t be able to fill out the request form until you hand in your exam. To help you fill out your form afterward, do your best to memorize which questions and issues you would like to address on your form while you still have the exam.

Answer Keys

Answer keys are only available for exams with multiple-choice questions filled out on Scantron forms. For these exams, an answer key is essential to help you add up your marks. Please notify the person supervising your viewing if you haven’t received an answer key to go along with such an exam.

Deadlines for Viewing Requests

February deferred examinations

the following August 31

April examinations the following October 31
June examinations the following January 15
August examinations the following February 28/29
December examinations the following June 30