Exam Viewing

If you have written an Arts & Science in-person final exam on the St. George campus within the last six months, you may request a supervised viewing of your exam which is available at no charge. 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.

If you would like to request to view an online final assessment, contact your instructor or the academic department to find out if this is possible.
 

Submitting a Request

Starting June 6, 2022, you can request exam viewings for in-person exams held during the December 2021 and April 2022 final exam & assessment periods. Exam viewings are by appointment only and can be requested using the Exam Viewing Request web app.  

Exam viewing appointments will begin on June 13, 2022. 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 will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

During periods with high demand, for example, when exam viewings for the previous semester first become available, you may need to book appointments up to one month ahead of time. When an exam viewing appointment slot is full, it will no longer appear in the web app.

If you have any questions, please email exams.artsci@utoronto.ca.

Note: If you previously submitted an exam viewing request for a December 2019 in-person exam that was placed temporarily on hold, these have been kept in queue and will be processed.

 

Rules for Viewing Examinations

In order to maintain the academic integrity of final exams, 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 are not permitted to use your phone, talk to other students, or bring outside notes during an exam, you are not able to 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 academic integrity, the following regulations are in place for all exam viewings:

  1. Students viewing exams may not be accompanied by anyone.
  2. All belongings must be placed at the side of the room or under the table. Nothing is permitted to be on the viewing table.
  3. Students must show their TCard and sign in for each exam they view.
  4. Students may not consult books, notes or any electronic devices during the exam viewing. In addition, students cannot take any notes or photographs while viewing exams.
  5. Only calculators provided by the Office of the Faculty Registrar may be used by students to add totals within an exam.
  6. Students are permitted up to a maximum of 30 minutes to view each exam.
  7. If a student is viewing multiple exams, they 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, you are not permitted to request a copy. However, 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 will not be able to fill out the Reread and Recheck Form until you hand in your exam. To help you fill out your form (which you will do after your exam viewing has  been completed), during your viewing appointment, do your best to memorize which questions and issues you would like to address on your form.

 

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 your marks. Please notify the person supervising your exam viewing if you do not receive an answer key in this situation.

 

Exam Viewing Timelines

December 2021 and April 2022 Final Exam & Assessment Periods

As of June 6, 2022, you can submit exam viewing appointment requests for in-person exams held during the December 2021 and April 2022 final exam & assessment periods using the Exam Viewing Request web app. Viewing appointments will be scheduled starting June 13, 2022.  

Note: If you previously submitted an exam viewing request for a December 2019 in-person exam that was placed temporarily on hold, these have been kept in queue and will be processed.

Term Final Exam & Assessment Period Start of Exam Copy & Viewing Requests Deadline for Exam Copy & Viewing Requests
Fall 2021 December 2021 June 13, 2022 October 31, 2022
Winter 2022 April 2022 June 13, 2022 October 31, 2022
Summer 2022 June 2022 July 14, 2022 January 31, 2023
Summer 2022 August 2022 September 15, 2022 February 28, 2023