Final examinations and assessments are held at the end of each academic term during the final assessment period. Final exams are in-person and are scheduled at a specific time and location on campus and follow the Faculty’s exam rules as outlined in the Academic Calendar. Final assessments, considered “term work”, are completed online and can vary depending on the course. Students can find specific instructions and details on their final online assessments indicated by their instructors in the course syllabus in Quercus.
December 2021 Final Assessment Period
During the December 2021 final assessment period, students may be required to complete final in-person exams or online assessments, or some combination of both.
The process for deferring or reporting conflicts will vary depending on whether you are completing an in-person exam or online assessment, as outlined in the table below.
|Where to find the schedule||What to do in case of a conflict||What to do if you miss a final assessment|
|In-Person Exam||Posted on Arts & Science website||If the conflict involves one or more in-person exams, you will receive an email from the Faculty Registrar with instructions. If you have not received an email by mid-November, please contact the Faculty Registrar’s Office and send them an Exam Conflict Form.||Submit a petition to defer your in-person exam by the end of term.|
|Online Assessment||Shared by instructor on Quercus or course website||
If the conflict involves only online final assessments, contact your instructors to reschedule one of the final assessments.
You will receive an email from the Office of the Faculty Registrar with more details. If you have not received an email by mid-November, please contact the Faculty Registrar’s Office and send them an Exam Conflict Form.
|Until January 14, 2022: Contact your instructor to discuss a term work extension without a petition which will allow you to complete the assessment before January 14, 2022.
After January 14, 2022: Submit a petition for term work extension through your College Registrar’s Office.
Exam & Assessment Conflicts
If you have two final assessments or exams scheduled at the same time, or three consecutive final assessments (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening; or afternoon, evening, next morning), you have a conflict. Report the conflict as soon as possible to reschedule and resolve the conflict. Similarly, if you have a conflict due to a religious observance, report it as soon as possible.
Rescheduling or Deferring Final Assessments or Exams
If you are unable to write an in-person final exam in December 2021 due to illness or other reasons, submit a petition to defer your in-person exam by the end of term.
If you are unable to write an online final assessment due to illness or other reasons, contact your instructor to reschedule the assessment for a different date in December or submit a Term Work Extension petition to complete the assessment after January 7, 2022.
Follow the links below to learn about final exams and assessments, including the rules and what to do if you are unable to write an exam or assessment.
List of courses with final in-person exams or final online assessments. Only courses with final in-person exams will include the schedule in this website. Specific schedule and details for courses with online assessments will be indicated by your instructor on Quercus or the course website.
Find information and tips to help you prepare for and attend your exams.
Find the Faculty’s exam rules on the Academic Calendar.
Learn what is considered a conflict and what to do if you have an exam or assessment conflict, including conflicts due to religious observances.
Information about what to do if you are unable to attend an exam or assessment.
How to request an exam viewing to verify your final exam has been marked fairly and calculated correctly.
How to request a copy of your exam.
How to request a recheck if you believe there was a marking error.