Exam Conflicts

There are four final exam periods in Arts & Science and final exams can be scheduled on any day between the start and end of each exam period. Students should not make any personal commitments during the exam period. No special consideration is given, and no special arrangements are made, in the event of conflicts resulting from personal commitments.

Once the exam schedule is posted, review your exam schedule to check for potential exam conflicts. If you think you have a scheduling conflict or have identified a conflict due to a religious observance, you will need to report the conflcit as soon as possible. 

Final Exam Period Deadline to Report a Conflict

April 2024 final exam period

March 19, 2024

June 2024 final exam period

June 5, 2024

August 2024 final exam period

August 1, 2024

 

Conflicts and Accessibility

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

 

Faculty of Arts & Science Students
 

Scheduling Conflicts for Final Exams

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

  • Direct Conflict: You have two exams scheduled on the same day at the same time.
  • Three-in-a-Row: You have three exams in consecutive timeslots. There are three exam timeslots per day: Morning (9 a.m.), afternoon (2 p.m.) and evening (7 p.m.). Some examples of a three-in-a-row conflict would be: 
    • Exams that are scheduled for 9 am, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the same day.
    • One exam at 7 p.m. followed by exams at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the next day.
    • One exam at 2 p.m. followed by another exam at 7 p.m. on the same day and a 9 a.m. exam the next morning. 

If you have a scheduling conflict, prior to the deadline noted above:

  1. Check the final exam schedule to confirm if you have a conflict. Note any changes to the exam schedule.
  2. If you have a scheduling conflict and you have not heard from the Office of the Faculty Registrar about rescheduling by the dates noted above, download and save the Final Examinations Conflict Form to your computer, fill it out and send a copy as a PDF attachment from your U of T email account to exams.artsci@utoronto.ca.

You will be notified by email regarding the specifics of your rescheduled exam(s) in advance of your exam(s). Exams that are rescheduled due to a conflict will be held within the same final exam period whenever possible. Depending on the accommodation needed, this may require exams to be rescheduled to a day/time immediately following a final exam period, however, they will not be rescheduled to the next term.  

If an exam has been rescheduled to resolve an exam conflict and the resolution includes a supervised study period between exams, students are only permitted the use of printed materials during the supervised study period. All electronic devices, including laptops, cell phones, smart watches, etc. are not permitted during the supervised study period.

 

Scheduling Conflicts for Term Tests in Y courses (December & June Final Exam Periods Only) 

A scheduling conflict for term tests being held during a final exam period for Y courses occurs when:

  • You have a conflict between a Faculty of Arts & Science final exam (in-person or online) and a term test in a Y course
  • You have term tests in two Y courses that conflict with each other

If you have a scheduling conflict involving a term test for a Y course being held during the December or June final exam periods, contact the department offering the course to discuss alternative arrangements for the term test.

 

Religious Observance Conflicts

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

If you have a conflict due to a religious observance:

You will be notified by email regarding the specifics of your rescheduled exam(s) in advance of your exam(s). Exams that are rescheduled due to a conflict will be held within the same final exam period whenever possible. Depending on the accommodation needed, this may require exams to be rescheduled to a day/time immediately following a final exam period, however, they will not be rescheduled to the next term. 

If an exam has been rescheduled to resolve an exam conflict and the resolution includes a supervised study period between exams, students are only permitted the use of printed materials during the supervised study period. All electronic devices, including laptops, cell phones, smart watches, etc. are not permitted during the supervised study period.


Students Registered in Other Divisions/Faculties

 

Scheduling Conflicts for Final Exams

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

If an exam has been rescheduled to resolve an exam conflict and the resolution includes a supervised study period between exams, students are only permitted the use of printed materials during the supervised study period. All electronic devices, including laptops, cell phones, smart watches, etc. are not permitted during the supervised study period.

 

Scheduling Conflicts for Term Tests in Y courses (December & June Final Exam Periods Only) 

A scheduling conflict for term tests being held during a final exam period for Y courses occurs when:

  • You have a conflict between a Faculty of Arts & Science final exam (in-person or online) and a term test in a Y course
  • You have term tests in two Y courses that conflict with each other

If you have a scheduling conflict involving a term test for a Y course being held during the December or June final exam periods, contact the department offering the course to discuss alternative arrangements for the term test.

 

Religious Observance Conflicts

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