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Deferred Exams

A student who is absent from a final exam for a medical, domestic affliction or religious conviction, may apply for a deferred exam.

Deferred Exam Dates

Semester Final Examination Dates Deferred Final Exam Dates
Fall December 12-22, 2016 January 12-14, 2017
Winter April 15-26, 2017 May 11-13, 2017

Deferred Exams Will be Approved for the Following Reasons Only

Illness or Medical Emergency

If you're absent from a final exam because of an illness or medical emergency you will need to submit a Physician/Counsellor Statement (PDF) form with your with your completed Application for Deferred Final Examinations form. within 48 hours of the scheduled final exam. A doctor's note alone is not sufficient.

Religious Observance

In the event of a religious conviction that prevents you from attending a final exam, you can apply to write a deferred final exam.

Domestic Affliction

In the event of a domestic affliction, compassionate or other circumstance that prevents you from attending a final exam, you can apply to write a deferred final exam. You'll need to submit supporting documentation with your completed Application for Deferred Final Examinations form.

Three Exams in 24 Hours

Students with three final exams scheduled to start within a 24-hour period may defer one of their final exams to the deferred final examination period.

You're eligible to apply for a deferral if:

  • You have three exams scheduled in one calendar day, for example at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • You have three exams scheduled to start within a 24-hour period, for example if you had exams on Day 1 at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and an exam on Day 2 at 8:00 a.m.

An exam schedule with the first exam at 8:00 a.m. and the second exam at 3:30 p.m. on one day and a third exam at 8:00 a.m. on the following day does not qualify as three exams in 24 hours.

You must indicate which exam you wish to defer on your Application for Deferred Final Examinations form.

Students will NOT be able to defer an exam for:

  • Misreading the exam schedule
  • Accommodating travel plans
  • Any other reason not listed above

How to Apply

You must be available to write your deferred exam during the deferred exam dates posted above. To apply to defer a final exam, submit your Application for Deferred Final Examinations form and any required documentation to the appropriate faculty office as listed on the form. Within 48 hours of the scheduled final exam.

Questions?

Call 403.210.7625 or email examinfo@ucalgary.ca.