Final Exams

Click here to access the UTSC final exam schedule, along with exam policies, your rights and responsibilities and more.  

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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 date. Once 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.

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