Final Exams

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Exam Schedule Conflicts

Students with conflicts in their final exam schedule must submit an exam conflict request via eService during the notification period; there is no guarantee late requests can be accommodated. Requests will be resolved and viewable on eService three business days before the conflict dateOnce your exam is rescheduled, you cannot write the exam at the originally scheduled time. An exam conflict request is not revocable. If you drop the course, your conflict resolution will be cancelled. For more information and deadlines to declare a conflict, visit the Exam Conflicts page.

Conflict arrangements are only considered under the following circumstances: 

Time Zone (for online exams only) 

If you are physically in a different time zone and your final exam is scheduled outside 7:00am-midnight at your local time, you may submit a request on eService to reschedule the impacted exam. 

Note: While every effort will be made, Time Zone conflict requests may not be possible, and you may be required to write your exam at the original time. 

Simultaneous Exams 

If you are scheduled to write two UTSC online exams at the same time, arrangements may be made for you to write one of the online exams after the other one. If a conflict involves a UTM course, arrangements will be made by rescheduling the impacted UTSC exam. If a conflict involves a St. George course, we ask you to first ask the instructor of your UTSG exam to reschedule that exam. If this is not possible, you must provide evidence of scheduling conflicts for the UTSG exam. 

Three Consecutive Exams 

If you are scheduled to write three exams in four consecutive time slots, we will reschedule one of your exams to the next available time slot that will resolve the issue. This does not apply to students writing deferred exams. The following are the scenarios that will permit this resolution: 

  • 8:00, 12:00, 16:00 (three exams in one day) or 

  • 8:00, 16:00, 20:00 (three exams in one day) or 

  • 12:00, 16:00, 20:00 (three exams in one day) or 

  • 12:00, 16:00, followed by an 8:00 the next day or 

  • 12:00, 20:00, followed by an 8:00 the next day or 

  • 16:00, 20:00, followed by an 8:00 exam the next day or 

  • 16:00, 20:00, followed by a 12:00 exam the next day or 

  • 16:00, followed by an 8:00 and a 12:00 exam the next day or 

  • 20:00, followed by an 8:00 and a 12:00 exam the next day or 

  • 20:00, followed by an 8:00 and a 16:00 exam the next day or 

  • 20:00, followed by an 12:00 and a 16:00 exam the next day  

Religious Observance 

If your final exam is in conflict with a religious observance, you may request special consideration on eService to have your exam rescheduled during the next relevant time slot. 

Except as defined above, no other situation is considered a conflict. 

Students are expected to write their final exams at the end of each session and are strongly discouraged from missing a final exam. If you are ill or circumstances arise that absolutely prevent you from attending a final exam, you must submit a petition statement and supporting documents within 5 business days from the date of the missed examination. 

Students who miss their final exam must use the ACORN Absence Declaration Tool immediately (day of the exam). They may also submit other supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office to complete their deferred exam petition. 

Carefully read our page on deferred examsNote that petitions can take 6-8 weeks minimum to be processed but sometimes require additional time during peak periods, such as final exams.  

Make sure you discuss the academic consequences of missing a final exam with an Academic and Learning Strategist at the Academic Advising & Career Centre or the Front Line Team at the Registrar’s Office 

Use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN or submit other appropriate supporting documentation within 5 business days from the date of the missed examination. 

If you are approved to write a deferred exam, your course load will be restricted in the next session. If your course load is not reduced, all courses will be removed from your timetable. Details on your deferred exam will be communicated through eService. 

Credit Value of Deferred Exam(s) 

Maximum Course Enrolment 


2.0 credits 


1.5 credit 


1.0 credits 


0.5 credits 


Not permitted to enrol in courses 

A non-refundable deferred exam fee will apply to approved requests for UTSC courses. The fee is $70 for one approved deferred exam, and $140 for two or more. 

Students writing deferred exams for courses on other campuses must pay the deferred exam fee to the appropriate campus. Processes may vary, so be sure to review the payment procedures listed in your petition decision message. Missing the payment deadline as specified on eService will result in the cancellation of the deferred exam, a reinstatement of the original final grade, and a reassessment of academic standing.