Final exam conflicts and deferral
What to do if you have a conflict with your exam schedule or if you missed an exam.
Due to in-person exams being suspended, alternative methods have been arranged for Winter Term 2020. Students who are scheduled to write an exam deferred from Fall 2019 in the Winter 2020 examination period will need to be entered into the class in UM Learn in order to access the exam online. If not added to the UM Learn class, the student will not be recognized and will not be issued an exam. Please contact your academic advisor to confirm your deferred exam.
What if an exam conflicts with an upcoming event in my life?
When the exam schedule is posted, you may see that an exam conflicts with an upcoming event. Valid exam conflicts include:
- Participation in an inter-university, provincial, inter-provincial, national, or international athletic event
- Participation in an inter-university, provincial, inter-provincial, national, or international scholastic event
- Religious obligations (interfaith calendar)
- A known medical condition
Please note: Travel plans are not an acceptable reason to miss an exam.
If you face one of these valid exam conflicts, you can apply to defer your exam. You must file your deferral request 20 working days prior to the date of the scheduled exam. Requests for deferred examinations are made to the student’s faculty, school, or academic advising office.
Deferred examinations will normally take place within 30 working days from the end of the examination series from which the examination was deferred. Writing a make-up test at your convenience may not be an option. Please note that students must remain available until all exam and test obligations have been fulfilled.
What if I have two exams at the same time?
If you have two exams at the same time, or three consecutive exams, you have an exam conflict. Contact the Registrar’s Office as soon as you recognize an exam conflict to make arrangements to correct your exam schedule.
Examples of three consecutive exams:
Monday morning, Monday afternoon, and Monday evening
Monday afternoon, Monday evening, and Tuesday morning
Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon
Room 400 UMSU University Centre
75A Chancellor’s Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Canada
What if I missed an exam for reasons out of my control?
If you miss a final examination for medical or compassionate reasons, you may be granted a deferred examination. Applications for a deferred examination after the examination has been missed must be filed within 48 hours of the date of the missed examination. The application for a deferred examination must be submitted to your academic advising office. A medical certificate or other appropriate documentation may be required.
Exam Day Deadline to request deferral
Thursday Monday (extended from Saturday)
Friday Monday (extended from Sunday)
What if I have to leave during an exam?
If you become ill during the course of an examination and you are unable to continue, you must report at once to the chief invigilator, hand in the examination, and indicate either that you wish to submit your examination paper as: (1) completed; or (2) not completed and with the right to request a deferred examination.
If you leave an examination early in compliance with this section, you are eligible to apply for a deferred examination. Only students who do not complete the examination and who notify the chief invigilator of the reason they cannot complete the examination shall be eligible to apply for a deferred examination.
Note: Documentation verifying your illness may be required.