Exams

The information on this page contains general information related to final exams, procedures for missed exams and requests to view final exams. For a full listing of examination policies and procedures please refer to the Undergraduate Program Calendar.

 

1. A pre-assigned seating plan will be used in all mid-term and final examinations.

2. Students are advised to arrive at the examination room at least 20 minutes before the scheduled exam time.

3. No person will be allowed in an examination room during an examination except the students concerned and those supervising the examination.

4. Students will not be permitted to enter the examination room later than 15 minutes after the start of the exam, or to leave except under supervision until at least half an hour after the exam has commenced.

5. No communication, verbal or non-verbal, is permitted once the student enters the examination room and during the examination. Students may not leave the examination room unescorted for any reason.

6. Students shall place their watch or timepiece on their desks. Items that have functions other than indicating time may not be used as time pieces. E.g. cellphones, smart watches, or similar electronic items.

7. Only a pen, pencil, ruler, calculator (if permitted) and signed Photo I.D. card (eg. T-Card, upto-date passport, current driver’s license or current Canadian health card) will be allowed on the student’s table. Note: all students shall bring photo I.D.

8. Any pencil cases/containers found on desks will be searched. No materials or (electronic) devices shall be used at an examination except those authorized by the course instructor/Examiner. Unauthorized materials include, but are not limited to: books, class notes, or aid sheets. Unauthorized devices include, but are not limited to: cellular telephones (such as iPhones), laptop computers, calculators, MP3 players (such as an iPod), Personal Digital Assistants (“PDA” such as a Palm Pilot or Blackberry), pagers, electronic dictionaries, compact disc players, mini disc players, Smart Watches and Smart Glasses. Coats, jackets, knapsacks, purses, pencil cases, notes and books are to be deposited in areas designated by the instructor and are not to be taken to the examination desk or table. It is recommended that students DO NOT bring valuables, including electronics, to the examination room. However, if the student has brought a bag (paper, transparent plastic or non-transparent plastic), the following items may be stored inside it under the student’s chair (as long as the bag is large enough): cell phone, wallet, laptop computer and any small electronic devices such as a calculator.

9. Students with unauthorized materials or electronic devices outside the designated area within the examination room or who assist or obtain assistance from other students or from any unauthorized source are liable to penalties under the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters (see link below), including the loss of academic credit and expulsion.

10. No hats or sunglasses may be worn during the examination.

11. An invigilator will accompany students who need to use the washroom.

12. Students shall remain seated at their desks during the final ten minutes of each examination.

13. At the conclusion of an exam all writing within the answer books and/or scantron shall cease. The invigilator may seize the examination papers of students who fail to observe this requirement, and a penalty may be imposed.

14. Examination books and other material issued for the examination shall not be removed from the examination room except by authority of the Course Instructor.

If an offence is committed, The Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters will be enforced including up to the loss of academic credit and expulsion. www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/behaveac.htm

It is your responsibility to familiarize yourselves with the exam rules of the Faculty from which your course is delivered. For example, the exam rules from the Faculty of Arts and Science can be found at the following link: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/exams/rules.

The following situations constitute a final examinations conflict:

  • Same time: two or more final examinations scheduled for the same day and time
  • Three exams on one date: three final examinations scheduled on the same day
  • Three consecutive time slots, e.g. morning, afternoon, evening OR afternoon, evening, next day morning OR evening, next day morning, afternoon

If you have a Final exam conflict: 

  1. Fill out an 'Exam Conflict Report' form
  2. Submit the completed form to the KPE Registrar's Office by the deadline
  3. You will be notified by the KPE Registrar's Office of your next steps

Forms

The deadline to report examination conflicts to the KPE Office of the Registrar is November 16, 2018.

Forms

KPE Mid-terms

Students who miss a KPE mid term test or examination for unforeseen and petitionable reasons must notify the KPE Registrar's Office within 24 hours of the scheduled test/examination. If the office is not notified within this time frame, the student may receive a grade of zero for that test/examination.

A student may defer mid term examinations for only three reasons:

1. Documented medical grounds;

2. Documented CIS and OUA league and final competitions, documented international competition with a national team or other activities with equivalent significance, or;

3. Documented compassionate grounds.

Students submitting missed exam reports based on medical grounds are required to use the Verification of Student Illness or Injury form. Copies are also available in the KPE Registrar's Office and Main Office. Other medical notes will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the professor promptly to arrange for the make-up mid term examination.

Students who write a scheduled examination will not be allowed to ask for an alternative assessment or special consideration in marking after the fact.

Arts and Science Mid-terms

In the Faculty of Arts & Science the deferral of term tests falls under the jurisdiction of the course instructor. KPE students are advised to report missed Arts & Science mid term exams with supporting documentation to all instructors as early as possible. More information is available on the Arts & Science website.

Final Exams

All missed KPE and Arts and Science final examinations must be reported to the KPE Registrar's Office within 24 hours of the scheduled test/examination. If the office is not notified within this time frame, students may receive a grade of zero for that test/examination.

A student may defer a final examination for only three petitionable reasons:

1. documented medical grounds;

2. documented international competition with a national team or other activities with equivalent significance, or;

3. documented compassionate grounds.

Students submitting missed exam reports based on medical grounds are required to use the Verification of Student Illness or Injury form. Copies are also available at the KPE Registar's Office and Main Office. Other medical notes will not be accepted.

Deferred KPE examinations from the December final exam period will be scheduled during the last two weeks in January. Deferred KPE examinations from the April final exam period will be scheduled during the first two weeks in May. For information about the timing an procedures for deferred Arts and Science exams please visit the Arts and Science website.

Students who miss writing deferred exams for petitionable reasons will write the make up exam at the next available opportunity which may be the following year when the course is offered again.

Students who write a scheduled examination will not be allowed to ask for an alternative assessment or special consideration in marking after the fact.

KPE Final Exams - INSTRUCTOR Facilitated

Course instructors facilitate final exam exam viewings for a period of four weeks after final grades have been posted.

Step 1: Contact your course instructor within four weeks of the posting of final grades to review your final exam. For privacy reasons you must send the request from your UTmail+ account.

Step 2: The course instructor will contact you to make arrangements for a supervised viewing of the exam.

Step 3: The exam viewing will be supervised by the course instructor or TA. An answer key will be provided for your reference. Additional reference materials (i.e. textbooks, notes) are only allowed by permission of the instructor. 

KPE Final Exams - Registrar's Office Facilitated

The KPE Registrar's Office facilitates exam viewings after the four week instructor facilitated viewing period has expired. 

Step 1: Complete the 'Request to View a Faculty Final Examination form and submit it to the KPE Registrar's Office. 

Step 2: The KPE Registrar's Office will contact you to make arrangements for a supervised viewing of the exam.

Step 3: The exam viewing will be supervised by KPE Registrar's Office staff. The course instructor will not be present. An answer key will be provided for your reference.

Deadlines

The deadline to request an exam viewing is six months after the final grade has been posted. 

Forms

Other Division Exam Viewings/Reproduction

To view or request a final exam reproduction from another division at the U of T (Arts & Science, UTSC, UTM) please follow the procedures and deadlines noted on that division's website.