Exam Recheck or Reread

If you have written an Arts & Science faculty 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.

Exam Rechecks and Rereads are Temporarily on Hold

All exam viewing appointments, as well as requests for exam copies, rereads and rechecks are currently on hold until normal university operations resume. If you have previously submitted a request, it will be kept in queue. The Office of the Faculty Registrar will follow up with students in the queue via email as soon as normal university operations resume.

Currently, there are no final exams in the Faculty of Arts & Science. Instead, courses may have final assessments which take place during the final assessment period (August 18 - 30, 2021). If you would like to see the results of your final assessment, or if you have any questions about your final assessment (including remark requests), please contact your instructor directly.


Recheck of Course Mark (free)

If you think there’s been a simple adding error on your exam or in the calculation of all 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 in its substance, 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).



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

Students often ask what they should write on the form to support a reread or recheck request. Think of this form as a chance to speak directly with the faculty member who will be looking at your exam again. To help them understand why a reevaluation 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.

When you request a reread, the entire exam will be reassessed, but pointing to specific exam questions you would like to have addressed can be helpful. This way, the faculty member rereading your exam will know what concerns you have in mind.

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 reevaluation  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 email us to inquire about the status of your request.



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.


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 End of August
Winter April Not Applicable Not Applicable
Summer June Not Applicable Not Applicable
Summer August Not Applicable Not Applicable