• Final examinations may be scheduled at any time during an examination period; students should therefore avoid making prior travel, employment, or other commitments for this entire period.
  • If you require exam support due to a disability, register with Disability Services for Students as soon as possible. 
  • Students are requested to have suitable identification (Student ID card or other picture ID) available during all exams.
  • Final examinations will be given in each class unless a college has decided otherwise,.
  • Students (except those auditing classes) are required to write the final examination in order to obtain credit for a class.

Complete examination regulations are published on the University Secretary's website. College Regulations on Examinations are available in the college offices. For further details, contact Student Central.

Did you miss an exam? You have three days to contact your College and request a deferred exam. Read below for details.

Exam Schedules

It is the student’s responsibility to check their schedule in PAWS for the date, time, and location of their examinations. To find other scheduled exams, use the Exam Schedule Search.

December Final Exams will be held December 6-23, 2014 including Saturdays. The exam schedule is posted in the My Exams Schedule channel in PAWS.  

Once posted, exam dates/times cannot be changed without 100% consent of the instructor and all the students in a class.

Students are requested to have suitable identification (Student ID card or other government issued picture ID) available during all exams.

Unless a college has decided otherwise, a final examination will be given in each class. Students (except those auditing classes) are required to write the final examination in order to obtain credit for a class.

April Final Exams will be held April 11-30, 2015, including Saturdays. Students' and instructors' personalized exam schedules are published early in February in the My Exams Channel in PAWS.

Exam Type Term 1 Classes    Term 2 and Multi-term Classes

Fall & Winter 2014-2015 Deferred and Supplementals

February 17-20, 2015 June 11-17, 2015 (excluding the weekend)
Spring & Summer 2015 Deferred and Supplementals September 12, 2015 September 12, 2015

Spring Term 2015

Term/QuarterInstruction DatesExam Dates
Term 1 May 6 - June 19 June 22, 23, 24
Quarter 1 May 6 - May 27 May 28, 29
Quarter 2 June 1 - 19 June 22, 23, 24

Summer Term 2015

Term/QuarterInstruction DatesExam Dates
Term 2 June 25 - August 11 August 12, 13, 14
Quarter 3 June 25 - July 16 July 17, 20
Quarter 4 July 21 - August 11 August 12, 13, 14

Multiterm 2015

Term/QuarterInstruction DatesExam Dates
Term 1 and Term 2 May 6 - August 11 August 12, 13, 14

Information on the following examinations can be obtained from Admissions.

  • GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test
  • GRE - Graduate Record Examinations
  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

Information on the CanTEST may be obtained from the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre.

Information on the Dental Aptitude Test, Law School Admission Test and the Medical College Admission Test may be obtained from the Colleges of DentistryLaw, and Medicine, respectively.

Rescheduling Exams

Once posted, exam dates/times cannot be changed without the consent of the instructor and all the students in a class. Students are responsible for attending final exams on their scheduled dates. The university will not accommodate a request to reschedule an exam unless it falls under one of the following exceptions:

Two exams at the same time is a valid conflict. Two exams on one day does not constitute an exam conflict. If you have a valid conflict, contact Student Central immediately.

One night exam must be included to have three or more exams in a row. Examples of three exams in a row (24-hour period) would be:

  • 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. (all in the same day)
  • or 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. (the next day)
  • or 7:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. (the following day), and then 2:00 p.m.

If you have a valid conflict, contact Student Central immediately.

A student who is absent from a final examination through no fault of his or her own, for medical, compassionate, or other valid reasons, may apply for a deferred exam. Such application must be made within three business days of the missed examination and be accompanied by supporting documentary evidence.

Students whose religious practices prohibit the writing of exams on religious holidays can apply to have their religious conflicts accommodated on an alternate date.

The following steps must be followed:

  1. You must apply to the Examination office at least three weeks prior to the start of the exam period by submitting an application through their exam channel in PAWS. This allows us time to contact the instructor, set a new date and book an exam room.
  2. You must also print and fill out and sign the Declaration to Secrecy form and bring it to Student Central in the Administration building.
  3. You must also provide a current letter of reference from your religious authority and bring it to Student Central in the Administration building. The letter of reference needs to state that you are a member in good standing and a brief explanation of why and which dates you cannot write exams.

Once all the forms and your letter of reference have been received and approved, your instructor will be contacted and we will set an alternate date for you to write your exam which will be as close as possible to the actual date of the exam. You will then be contacted by the examinations department and informed of your new date.

Exam accommodations depends on the recommendations made by the student’s physician or psycho-educational assessment. There are Deadlines for Requesting Accommodations so make your request with Disability Services for Students as early in the term as possible.

Deferred and Supplemental Exams

Deferred exams: a student who is absent from a final examination through no fault of his or her own, for medical, compassionate, or other valid reasons, may apply to the college in which they are registered for a deferred exam. Application must be made within three business days of the missed examination and be accompanied by supporting documentary evidence.

Supplemental exams: a student who fails a final examination may be granted a supplemental examination under regulations established by each college.

Special deferred and supplementals: the college may, under extenuating circumstances, grant a special deferred or supplemental examination to a student who submits satisfactory evidence of inability to be present at the deferred or supplemental examination.

Cost

The non-refundable fee for all supplemental and deferred exams is chargedwhen a student's application to write the exam is granted. In order to avoid interest charges, payment must be made prior to the last working day of the month in which approval for the examination is received.

Exam TypeCost
Deferred $40 per examination
Supplemental $60 per examination
Special Deferred (scheduled if a deferred is missed and another authorized) $80 per examination
Special Supplemental (scheduled if a supplemental is missed and another authorized) $100 per examination
Off-campus location* an additional $25 per examination, and any additional invigilation fees and international courier fees, if applicable
Invigilation service for other institutions $75 per examination for U of S students and alumni, $100 per examination for non-U of S students (examinations requiring invigilation substantially longer than three hours in duration may be charged as two exams)
Re-read fee $20 per examination

*Students expecting to need specific software to write a deferred or supplemental exam must write the exam on campus with the University of Saskatchewan. For more information contact exams@usask.ca or your college office.

Sessions

Exam TypeTerm 1 classesTerm 2 and Term 1 & 2 classes
Fall And Winter 2013-2014 Deferreds and Supplementals February 18-21, 2014 June 12-18, 2014
Spring and Summer 2014 Deferreds and Supplements September 13, 2014 September 13, 2014

Appeals

If you have concerns with how your instructor marked an exam you can appeal the mark within 30 days of it being made available to you.

Professional Societies

The University is responsible for the conduct of the examinations required for Chartered Accountants, Management Accountants, Community Planners, Funeral & Cremation Services, and Music Teachers.

The Boards of Examiners for these Societies and Associations can be found on the following websites: