Students looking for general information about final exams in courses, including dates, locations and regulations, should visit McGill's Exams website

Students seeking guidance on graduate-level exams, such as comprehensive exams and the doctoral oral defence are encouraged to read the advice on the Grad Supervision website

Applying for a deferred/supplemental exam

To apply for a deferred or supplemental exam, students must send a written request to the GPD in their department. Requests for deferrals also require a medical note. The GPD will then send the recommendation to GPS for approval.

Note for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 final exams: medical notes issued from health practitioners licensed outside of Canada will be accepted. If your reason for missing an exam is COVID-19 related, you must also complete the COVID-19 Academic Accommodations Request Form in your Minerva Personal menu.

Missed exams without supporting documentation

If an exam is missed and no supporting documentation is available, students must contact the GPD in their department.

Applying for an exam reread

Please refer to the Graduate Studies Reread Policy.


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