Exam Viewing

If you have written an Arts & Science faculty 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.

Note for Summer 2020:

For Summer 2020, there will be no final exams in the Faculty of Arts & Science. Instead, courses may have final assessments which will take place during the Final Assessment Period. 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.


Submitting a Request

Exam viewings are by appointment only and can be requested using the Exam Viewing Request web app.  

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. Please note that when an exam viewing appointment slot is full, it will no longer appear in the web app.

Please note: We are experiencing difficulty with some of our online applications. Every effort is being made to restore these services as soon as possible. If you have further questions, please ask.artsci@utoronto.ca. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Rules for Viewing Examinations

In order to maintain the academic integrity of all faculty 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 the academic integrity of all exams, the following regulations are in place for all exam viewings:

  1. Students viewing examinations 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, including writing implements or cell phones.
  3. Students must show their TCard and sign for each examination they view.
  4. Students may not consult books or notes, nor take any notes or photographs, while viewing examinations.
  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 request 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

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.

The deadline for December 2019 exam viewing, copy, and reread requests has been extended beyond June 30, 2020. A new deadline has not yet been determined as the timing will depend on when normal university operations resume. Please check back for the revised deadline.

Term Final Exam Period Start of Exam Copy & Viewing Requests Deadline for Exam Copy & Viewing Requests
Fall December End of February / Beginning of March Extended beyond June 30, 2020
Winter April Not Applicable Not Applicable
Summer June Not Applicable Not Applicable
Summer August Not Applicable Not Applicable