Exam Recheck or Reread

If you have written an Arts & Science in-person final exam on the St. George campus within the last six months and you believe there has been a marking error, you may request a recheck and/or a reread of your exam.

Recheck of Course Mark (free)

If you think there’s been an error with addition on your exam or in the calculation of your term work, you can request a recheck of your course mark. A recheck may be requested with or without first requesting an exam copy or a viewing appointment, but we strongly recommend that you view your marked exam before requesting a recheck.

 

Reread of Faculty Final Examination ($36.00)

If you think your exam has been incorrectly marked, you can request a reread of your final exam. In this case, you must first see your marked exam, either through the purchase of an exam copy or by completing a supervised exam viewing appointment.

 

Submitting a Request

To request a recheck or a reread, fill out the Exam Recheck or Reread Form and send it to exams.artsci@utoronto.ca or submit a printed copy in person at the Office of the Faculty Registrar (100 St. George St., Room 1006).

 

Payment

The fee for a reread request is $36.00 per exam. This fee will be refunded if the mark is changed as a result of the request. Payment methods are as follows:

  • In person: Debit card or credit card
  • By email: Payment may be made by any major credit card if you write the card number and expiry date on your form. In order to protect your financial information, please ensure that you use your encrypted University of Toronto email address to submit your form.

 

What to Write

The reread or recheck form is a chance to speak directly with the faculty member who will be looking at your exam again. To help them understand why a recheck or reread may be necessary, be as precise as you can about where you think an error has occurred. For example, instead of saying “I think my exam was marked too harshly,” or “I deserve more marks to get into another program,” note specific instances of disagreement and cite evidence from the course to back up your assertions. Even though you may not have access to your course materials while viewing your exam, do your best to show that your answers are substantially correct.

Please note that a recheck or reread may result in a raised mark, a lowered mark, or no change.

 

Process and Timeline

Once your form has been processed and your payment (if necessary) has been received, the form and your exam will be sent to the department for rechecking or rereading within 3 business days. You will receive an email advising you that the exam has been forwarded to the department.

In the case of a recheck request, the department will ensure that the exam marks, along with any other term work, have been added and calculated correctly.

For a reread request, the department will send your exam to a faculty member for rereading. In circumstances where the original instructor is not available, the departmental chair will select a faculty member with knowledge of the subject matter.

If there is a change to your mark after an appeal process, it will be reflected in ACORN and this will be your first notification. Once the department has returned the exam to the Office of the Faculty Registrar, you will be sent an email with the results, along with any additional comments from the instructor who reread your exam. 

If you haven’t received any response within six weeks, please send an email to exams.artsci@utoronto.ca to inquire about the status of your request.

Exam Viewing Timelines

Term Final Exam Period Start of Exam Copy & Viewing Requests Deadline for Exam Copy & Viewing Requests
Fall December End of February / Beginning of March June
Winter April TBD TBD
Summer June TBD TBD
Summer August TBD TBD

 

Refund

If your mark is changed as a result of this request, the $36.00 exam reread fee and/or the $15.00 exam copy fee (if applicable) will be refunded. Please note that refunds are processed once per month and are mailed to the address listed on your request form.