For information about final examinations and deferred examinations, see also Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Examinations: General Information. Final examinations are centrally administered by Enrolment Services. Around the beginning of November and March, a final examination schedule will be posted on the McGill website (www.mcgill.ca) by Enrolment Services. The seating arrangements are posted on the McGill website toward the end of the last week of classes.
BCom students and non-Management students taking BCom courses are contacted by Enrolment Services via McGill email regarding final exam conflicts. Arrangements to resolve final exam conflicts are made and communicated by Enrolment Services via McGill email as well. You should also refer to the BCom website at www.mcgill.ca/desautels/bcom for more information. Students are warned not to make travel arrangements to leave Montreal prior to the posting of the official final examination schedule.
BCom courses cannot have examinations scheduled during the last two weeks of term worth more than 10% of the final grade. You must repeat any grades of D or F in core courses or courses as part of a concentration, minor, major, or honours program. However, D is a passing grade for elective courses.
Supplemental examinations are not offered in undergraduate courses administered by the Desautels Faculty of Management. If you are required to improve your standing in a course, you must repeat the course in a subsequent term, completing all course requirements to the satisfaction of the instructor. Faculty policy does not allow you to do additional work to improve your standing in a course.
For missed final examinations, whatever the reason may be, professors and students are not to make alternate arrangements. You must complete an Application for Deferred Final Exam through your Minerva account as well as provide supporting documentation to the BCom Office. This online application must be completed within five working days of the date of the exam, and the supporting documentation must be submitted to the BCom Office within this time frame as well. The BCom Office will then review the reasons for the exam having been missed and will either give you permission to write a deferred final exam, or not. If approved, you will write the final exam during the University's official deferred exam period—specific dates in May (Fall terms) and August (Winter and Summer terms). It is up to you to verify the deferral schedule, which the Registrar makes up and administers.