Final Exams

When checking your exam schedule pay close attention to the assigned room:

ON CAMPUS ROOM – 3 hour or less exam taking place in-person in the assigned campus room.

TAKE HOME EXAM DUE – assigned due date/time for an exam with an extended window for completion.  Instructor should provide the exam to the class in advance of this due date, typically 2 to 7 days.

COURSE TOOLS REMOTE – online or remote exam that is to be held for 3 hours or less. Instructor should provide specific details as to the platform for completion.

Please check back for room updates before the exam period begins as the assigned rooms may change.

For more detailed information about individual exams please check your course syllabus or contact your instructor.

  • 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 Access and Equity Services as soon as possible. 
  • Students are requested to have suitable identification (Student ID card or government issued picture ID) available during all exams.
  • Final examinations will be given in each class unless a college has decided otherwise.
  • When a student is required to write a final exam in order to pass a class it should be stated in the Class Syllabus. Please refer to your College's policy of final exam requirements or talk to an advisor for more information.
  • Electronic devices are not allowed in the gyms unless specifically designated by the professor. Dictionaries should be paper based and all phones/tablets should not be brought into the exam. If a phone is accidentally brought in, students must turn it off and store it in a bag, and never on their person. Phones cannot be taken into the washroom. 

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 the Exams Office

Did you miss an exam? You have three days to contact an academic advisor in your college to 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 8-23, 2022, including Saturdays. The exam schedule will be posted in the My Exams Schedule channel in PAWS in October.

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 9 to 30, 2022, including Saturdays. There are no exams on April 15 and 16. The exam schedule will be posted in the My Exams Schedule channel in PAWS in February.

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.

The 2022 Spring and Summer Session exam schedules which will be posted at least 2 weeks prior to the completion of the class. Instructors will provide specific details as to the format of the exams for each class.

Spring Term
Quarter 1 May 31 and June 1, 2022
Quarter 2/Term 1 June 23, 24 and 27, 2022
Summer Term
Quarter 3 July 23 and 25, 2022
Quarter 4/Term 2/Multi-Term August 17, 18 and 19, 2022

The Deferred and Supplemental exam schedule is posted approximately three weeks prior to the exam dates.

Exam Type Term 1 Classes Term 2 and Multi-term Classes
Fall & Winter 2021-2022 Deferred and Supplementals February 22-25, 2022 June 16 to 22, 2022 (excluding the weekend)
Spring & Summer 2022 Deferred and Supplementals September 10, 2022 September 10, 2022

Information on the following examinations can be obtained from Admissions. Applicants applying to the College of Graduate Studies and Research should check with the department to which they plan to apply to determine if an admissions examination is required.

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.

Exam invigilation for students from other institutions and third party examinations are offered through Registrarial Services.   

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 the Exams Office immediately.

One night exam must be included to have three or more exams in a row. Examples of three exams in a row 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 the Exams Office immediately.

A student who is absent from a final examination through no fault of their own, for medical, compassionate, or other valid reasons, may apply for a deferred exam. An application must be made to an academic advisor in their college within three business days of the missed examination. The college may also ask for supporting documentary evidence or a Declaration of Absence form.

A student who becomes ill during a final examination or who cannot complete the final examination for other valid reasons must notify the invigilator immediately of their inability to finish.  The student may then apply for a deferred examination by contacting an academic advisor in their college.

The University of Saskatchewan is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students who experience barriers to their education on the basis of a prohibited ground(s), including disability, religion, family status and gender identity.

To apply for exam accommodations, register with Access and Equity Services prior to the relevant exam accommodation deadlines. If you are already registered with AES, speak with your AES advisor for more information. 

Deferred and supplemental exams

Students should contact their college's general office to apply for a supplemental or deferred exam. 

Deferred exams: a deferred examination is the sitting of a final examination at a time other than the scheduled time and date. A deferred examination may be granted to a student who is not able to complete a final examination through no fault of his/her own, for medical, compassionate, or other valid reasons. These examinations are granted under regulations established by the college and subject to the Academic Courses Policy.

Supplemental exams: a supplemental examination is the re-writing of a final examination. A student may be granted a supplemental examination under regulations established by the college and subject to the Academic Courses Policy.

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 under regulations established the Academic Courses Policy and the college.

Cost

The non-refundable fee for all supplemental and deferred exams is charged when 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 Type Cost
Deferred $40 per examination (No charge for Winter Term 2022 deferred exams taking place June 16, 17, 20, 21 & 22)
Supplemental $60 per examination
Special Deferred (scheduled if a deferred is missed and another authorized) $80 per examination (No charge for Winter Term 2022 special deferred exams)
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 that run longer than 3.5 hours will be subject to additional charges)
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.

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.

Distance classes

All final examinations are scheduled to be written on campus in Saskatoon. The date, time and location of your exam is listed in the Final Examination schedule in your PAWS account. If you are unable to write your examination in Saskatoon (certain criteria applies) you must apply for a regular or special examination centre. If you are writing your final exam in Saskatoon do not complete an application form.

If you are taking an off-campus face-to-face or live streamed/televised class you will write your exam at your off-campus site.

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