Final Examinations & Final Grades Policy

Final Examinations and Final Grades Policy

The U of M has made changes to the Examination Regulations.  Please note the following important changes, effective Fall Term 2013.


  • Final Examinations and Final Grades Policy
  • Deferred and Supplemental Examinations Procedures
  • Final Examinations Procedures
  • Final Grades Procedures


  • Use of the term Supplemental Examinations is now being used by the Faculty of Engineering (previously Special Examinations) streamlining the use of the term.

Student Belongings at Final Examinations:

  • To protect the security of student belongings, these may now be brought to the examination desk.
    Restrictions exist regarding placement of and access to these items; more information will soon be made available.

Deferred Final Examinations:

  • Applications for deferred final examinations must now be made within 48 hours of the scheduled examination date, rather than seven business days after the end of the examination period; this will allow for timelier scheduling of the deferred examination.
  • In the case that a student attends the final examination, retroactive requests for deferrals are allowed only for students who are then unexpectedly unable to complete it – deferrals will not be granted for any completed examination. Students departing an exam without completing it must speak to the exam invigilator, and have their departure documented as outlined in the Final Examinations Procedures.

    Note:  Final examination deferrals will not be granted for conflicts due to vacation arrangements.

Examination Conflicts:

  • Arrangements made for conflicts due to: participation in an inter-university, provincial, inter-provincial, national or international scholastic or athletic event; religious obligations; or a known medical condition, (previously called Special Examinations) are now processed as Deferred Examinations.
  • Students requesting an examination deferral for one of these reasons will write their final examination as per the Deferred Examination Regulations.
  • These requests are now made with your Faculty/School office, rather than the Registrar’s Office.

Final Grades:

  • Approved final grades are posted for viewing only in Aurora Student; preliminary final grades will not be posted elsewhere by instructors.
  • The results of a completed final grade appeal cannot be appealed, unless the appeal is based on procedural grounds.

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