Fall 2013 – Summer 2014
Formal final examinations are held during an examination period at the end of the course term. The dates of the examination periods are listed at www.mcgill.ca/importantdates.
Revision, January 2014. Start of revision.
Revision, January 2014. End of revision.
In some courses there is no final examination; your standing in these courses is determined by term work and class tests.
Note for Continuing Studies: Regulation 1 also applies to graduate-level courses.
Note for Continuing Studies: Regulation 9 is not applicable to Continuing Studies students.
Note for Continuing Studies: Regulation 10 is not applicable to Continuing Studies students.
Instructors are not permitted to grant any special treatment regarding examinations to any student. Students who believe there are circumstances that might justify making special examination arrangements for them or that might legitimately be taken into account in evaluating their performance should apply to the Associate Dean or Director of their faculty.
It is the responsibility of the student to confirm the date, time, and place of the examination by checking examination schedules posted on notice boards on campus and at www.mcgill.ca/students. This information is not available by telephone. No student will be allowed to enter an examination later than one hour after it has started.
If, for serious reasons such as illness or family affliction, you have not written one or more examinations, you may receive the permission of your Faculty Client Services Office upon providing supporting documentation to defer the examination to the next supplemental examination period, except in the Faculty of Engineering (where students write the examination the next time the course is given); see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Examinations: General Information > Final Examinations > Deferred Examinations: Faculty of Engineering (available at www.mcgill.ca/study). You should be aware that the University will only defer examinations for compelling reasons, verified and accepted by the Client Services Office. You must provide supporting evidence such as an appropriate medical report, and you must inform the Client Services Office as soon as possible to explain why you missed the examination.
You must apply for deferred examinations on Minerva if you are in one of the following faculties: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Education, Engineering, Religious Studies, Science, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, School of Social Work, and the School of Continuing Studies. If you do not belong to one of the above faculties, consult your faculty for application procedures.
The final application deadline in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Science, Education, Engineering, Management, and the School of Continuing Studies for deferred examinations is January 18 (for Fall term courses), and May 15 (for Winter term courses and courses that span the Fall and Winter terms).
If your request is approved, an L will appear in place of a grade in those courses. The grade you obtain on the deferred examination will replace the grade of L on your official transcript.
If you receive a grade of D, F, J, or U in a course after a deferred examination, no supplemental examinations will be available. You must either re-register in the same course the following term or in an approved course substitute.
If you are not granted deferred status, you will receive a grade of J in the course, which will count as a failure in the TGPA and CGPA. You may, however, be allowed to write a supplemental examination. Please note there are no supplemental exams in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Management courses, or for the School of Continuing Studies. For the Faculty of Engineering, supplemental exams are exceptionally offered for some Science, Humanities, and Social Sciences courses. For a list of these courses, see the Faculty of Engineering website (www.mcgill.ca/engineering).
For Summer term courses, check with your Client Services Office on the availability and restrictions on deferred and supplemental examinations.
If you have already written an examination, you cannot later request for the exam to be deferred. You should consult your Client Services Office regarding the availability of supplemental examinations.
If you have an examination conflict, you must complete an “Examination Conflict Form” and return it to the Client Services Office for approval at least 20 days before the start of the examination schedule. The form must be accompanied by supporting documentation, and there is a $30 fee (non-refundable) for rescheduling an examination. Only under exceptional circumstances are examinations rescheduled. You can find the form at www.mcgill.ca/continuingstudies/current-students/exams/exam-conflicts-and-deferrals.
To write a supplemental examination for a course, you must submit a request on Minerva (www.mcgill.ca/minerva) by going to Student Menu > Student Records Menu > Supplemental Exam Application.
You must frequently verify the status of your supplemental exam application on Minerva for any additional information required by your Student Affairs Office. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email at your McGill email address.
If you register for a supplemental examination but find yourself unprepared for it, you should not write the exam; except for the loss of the application fee, there is no penalty for missing a supplemental examination. You should consult your Student Affairs Office for further information. It is important that you also see a faculty adviser to talk about your options and the effects that your request may have on your studies. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/students/advising.
You must verify the date and time of the supplemental examination, and make yourself available to write the exam. Dates can be found at www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/dates.
In accordance with the Charter of Students' Rights, and subject to its stated conditions, you have the right to consult any written submission for which you have received a grade. You also have the right to discuss this submission with the examiner. If you want to have a formal final examination reread, you must apply in writing to the Client Services Office by the following deadlines:
|Fall Term:||February 15|
|Winter Term:||June 15|
|Summer Term:||October 15|
A reread is a formal review by a third party of the final examination paper, for which there is a $35 fee payable to McGill University by certified cheque or money order.
You are eligible to receive a refund if, as a result of a reread, the grade is upgraded to the next letter grade or if the mark is upgraded from a fail to a pass. Grades may be lowered or raised, or they may remain the same.
The grade obtained on the reread takes precedence over the original grade.
You may also request a verification of your final grade. This involves a detailed review of the final examination to ensure that all questions have been graded, that grades have been added correctly and that any term work has been included in the final grade as per the course outline. Please see forms at www.mcgill.ca/continuingstudies/current-students/student-records/grades/verification-and-rereads.