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Exam Recheck or Reread

Requesting a Recheck or Reread of a Faculty Final Examination (St. George Campus courses only)

If a student believes en error has been made in the calculation of marks or in the marking of a Faculty final examination, there are two procedures which can be followed to request a review of marks.

Recheck of Course Mark

If a student believes that there has been an arithmetical error in calculating the course mark, he/she may request a "recheck." This can be done with or without requesting a photocopy or viewing of the final examination. The student must Fill out the Request for Recheck of Course Mark form and submit it to the Office of the Faculty Registrar within six months of the final examination (see list of deadlines below). Whenever possible, the student should indicate precisely where he/she thinks the error has occurred. The Department concerned will check that the examination marks have been added correctly; the examination will not be reread. The Department will also check that all term work marks have been correctly calculated. There is no fee for this procedure. If the mark is changed as a result of this review, the $15.00 exam photocopy fee (if paid) will be refunded.

Reread of Faculty Final Examination

If a student believes that a final examination has been incorrectly marked in its substance, or that a portion of an examination has not been marked, he/she may request a "reread." The student must first purchase a photocopy or request a supervised viewing of the exam. The student must then fill out a the Request for Reread of Final Examination form and submit it to the Office of the Faculty Registrar within six months of the final examination (see list of deadlines below). The student must demonstrate that his/her answers are substantially correct by citing specific instances of disagreement, supported by such documentary evidence as course handouts, textbooks, lecture notes, etc. The student must do more than simply assert that "I disagree with the marking," or that "I believe I deserve more marks." The Department concerned will reread the examination in light of the arguments presented. There is a $36.00 fee for this procedure, which is in addition to the fee of $15.00 charged for a photocopy of the final examination. If the mark is changed as a result of this review, both the photocopy fee (if paid) and the reread fee will be refunded. It should be noted that when a course is failed, the examination must be reread before the mark is reported.

NOTE: A recheck or reread may result in a raised mark, a lowered mark, or no change.

For some examinations, particularly those with multiple-choice questions and/or designed to be read mechanically, there may be an answer key that is essential to the understanding of the marking of the examination. In such cases, an answer key should be included with your photocopy. If it is not, you may contact the relevant department to see if one is available.

Deadlines for requesting a recheck or a reread:

  • February 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

Instructions

Fill in all areas of the form and print it out.

Payment is required for a Reread, but not for a Recheck (see full instructions above).

Submit the form in one of the following ways:

  • By fax - Payment may be made by VISA/MasterCard if you give the card number and expiry date on your form. Fax your form to 416-978-2487.
  • By mail - Payment may be made by cheque or money order made out to "U of T" or by VISA/MasterCard if you give the card number and expiry date on your form. Mail your request to the address on the form.
  • In person - Payment may be made in cash, by cheque, money order, Interac, VISA or MasterCard.