Final Exams

Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 Final Exam Dates

F Courses 

Dec 10 - Dec 22

Summer 2020 Deferred Exams

Oct 10 – Oct 16; 

Dec 8 – Dec 22**

Y & S Courses 

April 9 - April 23

Fall 2020 Deferred Exams 

Feb 13 – Feb 19; April 6 – April 23*

**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 Accomodations
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:
Simultaneous Exams
Students scheduled to write multiple exams at the same time must report final exam conflicts on eService immediately in order for alternate arrangements to be made. Only requests that have been made by the deadline to report conflicts (as listed on our website) can be guaranteed a resolution to their conflict. 
Three Consecutive Exams
Students scheduled to write final exams in three consecutive time slots are eligible to request special arrangements. For example:
  • 9am, 2pm, 7pm on the same day OR 
  • 2pm, 7pm, followed by 9am the next day OR 
  • 7pm, followed by 9am and 2pm 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
Students whose exam timetable is in conflict with a religious observance should immediately request special consideration on eService in order for alternate arrangements to be made.

Time Zone (only available in Summer 2020)
​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.

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 file a petition on eService within 72 hours of the missed exam, and submit supporting documentation within 10 business days after you submit the petition. 

Students who miss their final exam due to illness must complete the U of T Verification of Illness or Injury Form immediately (day of the exam or the next day) and submit it to the Office of the Registrar to complete their petition. Results of your petition request will be posted on eService; ensure that you regularly monitor your account for updates. 

Read the information on the Office of the Registrar’s website regarding deferred exams very carefully. Note that petitions can take 3-6 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. 

U of T Verification of Student  Illness or Injury Medical Form (VOI Form)

Download the VOI form on the Office of the Registrar’s website. There are several important things to note about the form and petition process as follows:

  • Effective March 13, 2020 and until further notice, we have created a new email address for the sole purpose of document submission. We are accepting scanned documents to be submitted online to the UTSC Petitions Office at  regpetitions.utsc@utoronto.caPlease include in your petition statement that you have submitted documentation to the provided email address.
  • The U of T Verification of Student Illness form must be submitted with any petition due to illness. 
  • A doctor’s note can be submitted in addition to this form but not in lieu of the form. 
  • This form must be completed by a licensed Physician, Surgeon, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Psychologist or Dentist. 
  • The medical professional must initial where appropriate – “X’s” or checkmarks are invalid. You will be asked to return to your medical professional to have the form corrected if an initial is missing. 
  • The medical practioner’s name, licensing body, registration number, signature, business stamp (with the address and telephone number) and the visit date(s) must all be completed correctly. 
  • The form must have the university watermark visible. 
  • Petitions must be submitted within 72 hours of the missed exam online via eService. 
  • Supporting documents, including the Verification of Student Illness or Injury Form, must be submitted within 10 business days of the petition being submitted on eService. 
  • Petition documents cannot be submitted through social media accounts. 
  • Petitions are not processed during weekends, holidays or closures. 
  • The petition reference number must be written in the top right corner of the form, along with your full name and student number.

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.