Final Exams

Winter 2021 - Summer 2021 Final Exam Dates

Winter Y & S Courses 

April 13 - April 23

Fall 2020 Deferred Exams 

April 10 – April 11;

April 13 – April 23**

Winter 2021 Deferred Exams August 12 - August 29**
Summer F Final Exams June 22 - June 26
Summer S & Y Final Exams August 16 - August 29

**NOTE: students will be expected to write their deferred exams according to the petition approval message on eService.

Final Exam Information

Click here to access the UTSC final exam schedule. You can also find additional information like; exam policies, your rights and responsibilities and more. 

Exam Schedule Accommodations
Students who require support with their final exam schedule must request this online via eService during the notification period; there is no guarantee late requests can be accommodated. Requests for accommodations will be resolved and viewable on eService by the last day of classes. 

Accommodations are only considered under the following circumstances:
*NEW* 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 request special arrangement on eService to reschedule the impacted exam.
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 make arrangements to reschedule one of your exams to the first subsequent available time slot that will resolve the issue. This accommodation 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

NOTE: This accommodation does not apply to students writing deferred exams. Except as defined above, no other situation is considered a conflict.

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 exam period.

Missing Final Exams

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 petition and submit supporting documentation within 5 business days from the date of the missed examination.

Students who miss their final exam due to illness 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.

Read the information on the Office of the Registrar’s website regarding deferred exams very carefully. Note that petitions can take 6-8 weeks minimum to be processed but can sometimes require additional time during peak periods, such as final exams. You can find detailed information on what to do if you miss your exam, and the steps you need to take to report it on our website (link listed above). 

Make sure you discuss the academic consequences of missing a final exam with an Academic and Learning Strategist or the Front Line Team at the Office of the Registrar. 

Supporting Documents

In most cases, you will need to provide original documentation to accompany your petition to verify the details you provided in your petition statement on eService. Please visit the Supporting Documents page to find more. 

Students with Deferred Exams

If you were approved to write a deferred exam from a previous session, your course load is restricted in the next session. Refusal to reduce your course load will result in all courses being removed from your timetable. Details on your deferred exam will be communicated to you through eService.

Refer to the chart below:

Credit Value of Deferred Exam(s) Maximum Course Enrolment
0.5 2.0 credits
1.0 1.5 credit
1.5 1.0 credits
2.0 0.5 credits
2.5  Not permitted to enrol in any courses

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

Students writing deferred exams for courses on other campuses must pay the deferred exam fee at 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.