Exam Conflicts

Conflicts and Accessibility

If you are registered with Accessibility Services in the current session and will be writing your online assessments or in-person exams through Accommodated Testing Services, you do not need to report any conflicts to the Office of the Faculty Registrar. You should contact Accommodated Testing Services directly to resolve the conflict.

 

Faculty of Arts & Science Students

Scheduling Conflicts for Online Final Assessments and In-Person Exams

A scheduling conflict occurs when one of the following is true:

  • Direct Conflict: You have two assessments or exams at the same time. This can include in-person exams and scheduled online assessments.
  • Three-in-a-Row: You have three consecutive assessments or exams (e.g., afternoon, evening and next morning). 

It is important to note that conflicts can only occur if your exams or assessments are scheduled at a certain time. For example, if you have an in-person exam at 2:00 pm on Thursday and an online test at the same time, you have a direct conflict.

Conflicts do not include any online assessments that have a completion time window of more than 48 hours. For example, if your online assessment can be completed any time within 3 days, this assessment will not be included in any scheduling conflicts.

Online assessments that have to be completed in 48 hours or less can be included in a “three-in-a-row” conflict but would not be considered to be a “direct” conflict. For example:

  • If you have an in-person exam on Thursday at 2:00 pm and an online assessment which has to be completed any time between Thursday morning and Thursday evening, you do not have a conflict.
  • If you have an in-person exam on Thursday at 2:00 pm, an online assessment on Thursday at 7:00 pm and an online essay due any time between Thursday morning and Friday morning, you have a conflict.

If you have a scheduling conflict, follow the steps below to resolve the conflict:

  • Check the final assessment schedule for any in-person exams and the schedule provided by your instructor for any online assessments to determine if  you have a conflict.
  • If your conflict involves at least one in-person exam and you have not heard from the Office of the Faculty Registrar (by August 10 for the August 2022 Final Assessment Period) about rescheduling, download and save the Final Examinations Conflict Form to your computer, fill it out and send it from your U of T email account to exams.artsci@utoronto.ca.
  • If your conflict involves only online assessments, you should contact your instructors directly to inquire about your rescheduling options for one of the assessments.

The deadline to report a conflict is one week before the start of the final assessment period. For the August 2022 Final Assessment Period, the deadline is August 10, 2022.

You will be notified by email regarding the specifics of your rescheduled assessment(s) or exams in advance of the final assessment period. Rescheduled assessments(s) or exams will be held within the same final assessment period and will not be deferred to the next term.

 

Religious Observance Conflicts

It is the policy of the University of Toronto to arrange reasonable accommodations for those students whose scheduled final assessments or exams conflict with a religious holy day that they are observing.

If you have a conflict due to a religious observance, follow the steps below to resolve the conflict:

  • Check the final assessment schedule for any in-person exams and the schedule provided by your instructor for any online assessments to determine if  you have a conflict due to a religious observance.
  • If one of your scheduled in-person exams conflicts with a religious observance, download and save the Final Examinations Conflict Form to your computer, fill it out and send it from your U of T email account to exams.artsci@utoronto.ca. If one of your scheduled online assessments conflicts with a religious observance, contact the course instructor to discuss your options.

The deadline to report an exam conflict is one week before the start of the final assessment period. For the August 2022 Final Assessment Period, the deadline is August 10, 2022.

You will be notified by email regarding the specifics of your rescheduled exam(s) or assessments in advance of the upcoming final assessment period. Rescheduled exam(s) or assessments will be held within the same final assessment period whenever possible but cannot be guaranteed depending on the accommodation needed.

 

Students Registered in Other Divisions/Faculties

If you have a scheduling conflict between two Faculty of Arts & Science in-person exams, download and save the Final Examinations Conflict Form to your computer, fill it out and send it from your U of T email account to exams.artsci@utoronto.ca, no matter which Faculty or Division in which you are registered . If your conflict is between an in-person exam and an online assessment, contact the course instructor for the online assessment.

If you have a scheduling conflict between an Arts & Science exam or assessment and an exam in a course offered by another Faculty or division, please report this to your Faculty or Divisional Registrar's Office.

If you have a religious observance conflict with an Arts & Science exam or assessment, please report this to your Faculty or Divisional Registrar's Office.

The deadline to report a final assessment conflict is one week before the start of the final assessment period. For the August 2022 Final Assessment Period, the deadline is August 10, 2022.

You will be notified by email regarding the specifics of your rescheduled exam(s) or assessment(s) in advance of the upcoming final assessment period. Rescheduled exams and assessments will be held within the same final assessment period whenever possible but may require a deferral in consultation with the student.