External Examinations

Students are normally required to write final exams on campus. However, if special circumstances arise, they may petition to write a final exam at an external examination centre.

In-class Courses

Students taking in-class courses, who are unable to write their final exams on campus for extenuating reasons, may petition for permission to write the examination at an external examination centre. To do so, the student must submit an online petition under the “Other” category on the online petition form. This petition should be submitted no later than four weeks before the start of the examination period. In the petition, the student must clearly indicate the following: that it is a request for an external exam, the name of the centre that the student intends to write the examination at, and appropriate contact information (name of the invigilator, telephone number and email address).

If the petition is granted, the examination will be written on the originally scheduled date and time at the external examination centre. A fee of $70 per examination plus applicable shipping costs is to be paid to the Office of the Registrar at U of T Mississauga. Students are responsible for any fees charged by the external examination centre. Such permission is granted only in exceptional circumstances.

Online Courses

In order to be eligible to write a final examination at an external examination centre, students must be located more than 125 km travel distance from campus and have no other exams on campus during the examination period. Students should submit a petition under the “Other” category on the online petition form. This deadline to submit this petition is no later than 4 weeks after the start of the academic term. In the petition, the student must clearly indicate the following: that it is a request for an external exam, the name of the centre that the student intends to write the final examination at, and appropriate contact information (name of the invigilator, telephone number and email address). Students should review the FAQs for External Examinations – Online Courses before submitting a petition.

If the petition request is submitted by the deadline, and the proposed external examination centre is confirmed by the Office of the Registrar, the student may proceed with making arrangements and payment with the centre. The student is responsible for any fees charged by the external examination centre. If the proposed external examination centre cannot be confirmed, for any reason, the student will be required to find an alternate location. For more information, students should contact the Office of the Registrar.