Re-examinations

Section 23.5.5 of the University Calendar provides full reexaminations details.

Undergraduates who have written a final exam may be considered for re-examination if all of the following conditions are met:

  1. You failed the course,
  2. The final exam was worth at least 40% of the final course mark, and
  3. Your GPA for the term was greater than 2.0, including the failed course. Check the calendar for information on full year courses.

Please note that there are circumstances where re-exams are not permitted:

  • For those who were granted a deferral, but did not write it;
  • For Dentistry & Dental Hygiene students in clinical & lab courses, or those repeating a year;
  • For Faculty of Nursing students who have failed the clinical/laboratory component of a Nursing course, or those repeating a year;
  • For Faculty of Rehab Medicine students in clinical courses our those repeating a year;
  • For Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research;
  • For Faculty of Medicine students repeating a year;
  • For Open Studies students; or
  • For Faculty of Pharmacy students on probation.

Refer to the University Calendar for specific dates and deadlines, as well as where to pay fees for deferred final examinations. Be sure to check with your Faculty to be aware of any specific requirements. If you qualify for re-examination, the procedure is as follows:

  • Ensure that you meet the criteria noted above;
  • Complete an application form, available from the Faculty of Department that is responsible for the course;
  • Have the application for reexamination approved by the Faculty or Department offering the course;
  • Have the Dean, or Delegate of the Dean, give final approval of the application.
  • Refer to the University Calendar, Section 22.2.12 for details on fees. All fees payments should be made to Financial Services on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building.

If you have any further questions, contact the Office of the Student Ombuds for advice and assistance.