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Cancelled Exams from April 14, 2018

U of T Mississauga closed on Saturday, April 14 due to severe weather conditions. As a result, final exams that were scheduled for 1:00pm and 5:00pm were cancelled, and have been automatically rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018. We will continue to update you on our website, and by email as additional information becomes available. 

Section 1:  Rescheduled Exams

Last update: April 17, 2018 at 9:25AM

Rescheduled Exams Will Take Place on April 24 

  • Your exam will take place at the same time as originally scheduled. Please check the final exam schedule for updated room locations.
  • You are not required to submit a petition to the Office of the Registrar. 
  • Students who are currently living on residence will be accommodated automatically should they need to extend their stay on-campus. 
  • Students who are registered with AccessAbility Services are asked to contact their office for questions and updates. 

Section 2: If You Cannot Attend Your Exam in April 

Last update: April 17, 2018 at 9:25AM

If You Cannot Attend Your Exam on April 24

  • Please submit a petition for a deferred exam. You are not required to provide supporting documentation, or declare your absence on ACORN for your cancelled exam. You are NOT required to pay the standard deferral fee.
  • Deferred exams are scheduled to take place from Wednesday, April 25 to Saturday, April 28 (inclusive).

If You Cannot Attend Exams during the Deferred Exam Period (April 25-28, inclusive)

  • Please submit a petition for a second deferred exam. You are NOT required to pay the standard deferral fee, or declare your absence on ACORN for your cancelled exam. No supporting documentation is required, unless you have requested to graduate this June. We will notify you with additional information and arrangements.
  • Graduating students:  Your ability to graduate is a top priority, and we will work with you to ensure that you are able to write your final exam and receive your final grade by mid-May. If you are unable to write your exams on any of the dates listed above, you will be asked to provide documentation to support your circumstances. Special arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please meet with an academic advisor or contact our office for more information. 

Section 3:  Fees 

Last update: April 17, 2018 at 9:25AM

Petition Fees for Deferred Exams

  • The standard fee for a deferred exam will be waived for students whose exams were cancelled on April 14.
  • If you submitted your petition and made a payment for a deferred exam that was cancelled on April 14, these charges will be reversed and you will receive a refund. Please expect an update from the Office of the Registrar. 

Policy on Reimbursement for Travel or Other Arrangements 

  • The University will not reimburse travel, accommodation, meal, or other costs associated with a student's decision to change travel plans. We encourage students who are considering incurring a possible financial burden to carefully consider their financial situation, and to exercise one of the options above in order to be able to write their final exam.  

Students in Financial Crisis 

  • If you are experiencing financial hardship due to your cancelled exam, please connect with us in the Office of the Registrar. Financial Aid Advisors are available to meet with you in person during office hours, or a booked Skype or telephone appointment can be made for students who have pre-arranged travel plans.

Section 4:  Deferred Exam Dates

Last update: April 18, 2018 at 12:00PM

Students who cannot attend their exams on April 24, or during the deferred exam period can petition for a second deferred exam. It will be granted automatically, and no documentation will be required. 

Expected dates for exams are as follows: 

  • Further deferrals are usually scheduled for the next time the course is offered. 
  • Second deferrals will happen for any students where the courses are offered in the Summer, and there is an exam in June or August and you are available to write the exam. 
  • For students who are not able to meet any of these arrangements, a special deferral day will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018. 
  • For graduating students (or discontinued courses/ courses not offered), a special exam date will be arranged in late April / early May. 


General Exam Information

All students are required to bring two pieces of photo ID to each exam. One MUST be a valid U of T student ID card (TCard) and the other must be government-issued (eg: driver's licence, passport). TCards will be scanned to confirm attendance at the exam. If you have lost your TCard, a replacement is available (for a fee of $12) from the TCard Office in the CCIT atrium during regular office hours.

NOTE: It may be necessary to schedule exams during the day for classes held in the evening and vice versa. Exams may also be held on Saturday.

Students who make personal commitments during the exam period do so at their own risk. No petitions will be accepted for deferred exams to accomodate personal or vacation plans.

Deferred Exams

(1) Students who miss a final examination due to illness or other serious causes, and who are approved to write a deferred examination, will be scheduled within the first week following the regular exam period, with the exception of December final exams.

(For December exams, deferred exams will be held during Reading Week.)

(2) A student who misses a final examination due to extenuating circumstances will be required, within 72 hours of the missed examination, to petition online for a deferred examination and submit appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar. Students are also required to declare their absence on ACORN on the day of the examination (or by day after at the latest).

A non-refundable fee of $70 (per exam) is required immediately upon submission of the petition and prior to writing the deferred exam.

(3) Students who miss a final exam will have only one opportunity to write a deferred exam.

Petitions for second deferrals will only be considered in extreme circumstances - for example, if a student suffers a severe personal emergency or requires hospitalization.

IMPORTANT: Due to an increase in the use of forged documentation, the Office of the Registrar now verifies the authenticity of ALL medical certificates by contacting medical clinics. Students who submit forged documentation are subject to severe academic penalties. Read more about the process for special consideration and the requirements for supporting documentation posted on the final examination schedule.

The Office of the Registrar and the University of Toronto Mississauga community believe that students are more likely to be successful in completing their course(s) when they are healthy and already prepared to write the examination.

Students must record Examination Conflict(s) and Religious Accommodation Requests online.

Specific instructions and procedures about exam conflicts in any given exam period are listed on the exam schedule.

(4) UTM students who currently live on residence must complete a Deferred Exam Extension Request form through the Student Housing & Residence Life website.