• 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 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 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.

April Final Exams will be held April 9-30, 2016, including Saturdays. 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.

December Final Exams will be held December 9-23, 2015, 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.

Exam TypeTerm 1 ClassesTerm 2 and Multi-term Classes
Fall & Winter 2015-16 Deferred and Supplementals February 16-19, 2016 June 9-15, 2016 (excluding the weekend)
Spring & Summer 2016 Deferred and Supplementals September 10, 2016 September 10, 2016

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

The Spring and Summer 2016 exam schedule will be posted early in May.

Spring Term 2016

Term/QuarterInstruction DatesExam Dates
Term 1 May 4 - June 17 June 20, 21, 22
Quarter 1 May 4 - May 25 May 26, 27
Quarter 2 May 30 - June 17 June 20, 21, 22

Summer Term 2016

Term/QuarterInstruction DatesExam Dates
Term 2 June 23 - August 9 August 10, 11, 12
Quarter 3 June 23 - July 14 July 15, 18
Quarter 4 July 19 - August 9 August 10, 11, 12

Multiterm 2016

Term/QuarterInstruction DatesExam Dates
Term 1 and Term 2 May 4 - August 9 August 10, 11, 12

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.

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 to the college office 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

Students should contact their college's general office in person or over the phone to apply for a supplemental or deferred exam. 

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 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.

Sessions

Exam TypeTerm 1 classesTerm 2 and Term 1 & 2 classes
Fall And Winter 2015-2016 Deferreds and Supplementals February 16-19, 2016 June 9-15, 2016
Spring and Summer 2015 Deferreds and Supplements September 10, 2016 September 10, 2016

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

The time and location of your exam is listed in the Final Examination schedule in your PAWS account. If you are writing your final exam in Saskatoon, you do not need to complete an Application for Final Examination. 

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. If you are taking an online or independent studies class and want to write your final exam outside of Saskatoon, you need to complete an Application for Final Examination below.

Regular Centre

Regular examination centres are set up throughout the province. If you live within a 110 km driving distance from an off-campus site, you will write your final exam at that site. You are required to submit an Application for Final Examination form. Fees are not charged for writing exams at Regular Centres. You will receive details on your examination arrangements approximately two to three weeks prior to the examination date.

Special Centre

You may apply for a Special Examination Centre if you meet one of the following conditions: 

  • live outside 110 km driving distance from Saskatoon or a Regular Centre,
  • are registered with Disability Services for Students, or
  • cannot write an examination on the scheduled day for religious reasons.

You are responsible for making your own arrangements to write your examination(s) under the supervision of an invigilator approved by the Distance Education Unit office. You are also responsible for any financial reimbursement that may be required for such invigilation. If you require consideration for room access or service due to physical disability or impairment such as mobility, visual, hearing, or other, please notify our office immediately. For more information contact:

Examinations, Distance Education Unit
Phone: (306) 966-4811
Email: deu.exams@usask.ca

Application form

  1. Please download the form and save it to your desktop.
  2. Fill in all fields.
  3. If an invigilator's signature is required, print off both pages and ensure he or she signs the form as indicated. You can then scan or photograph the form and email it to us.
  4. Be sure to include your name in the subject line.
  5. Forms that are emailed will receive a confirmation email.

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