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Most 100 and 200 level Liberal Arts & Sciences courses have final examinations. 300 and 400 level Liberal Studies courses have the option of having final exams. These take place during the final examination period. The exam schedule generally is released in the first 3-5 weeks of classes starting.  The exam schedules are posted to our website under Students/Bulletin Board.


Students may request deferment of examinations on the basis of:

• Exam conflict (two exams at the same time or more than two exams on the same day)
• Religious obligations
• Medical
• Compassionate reasons

Please refer to the Examinations, Academic Accommodations for Religious Observances under Academic Policies and Religious Observance Dates.

Students who wish to request deferment of examinations should contact the Office of the Registrar at regservices@ocadu.ca.

Final Exam Protocols for Students

1. Sign-in and Sign-out required with student card and signature.

2. Late arrival: students arriving later than 30 minutes may be denied access to the examination and receive a zero.

3. Personal belongings: students are urged not bring anything that cannot be placed in a designated area: no valuables or laptops (unless required for the exam).

4. Washroom breaks:

  • only in an emergency
  • one at a time
  • students must bring exam paper to instructor/proctor
  • in large classes, students must sign out and in to exam room

5. Eating and drinking: no food (except where medical note provided); beverages permitted

6. No electronic devices (including electronic dictionaries, cell phones, iPhones, tablets, CD players, MP3 players, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) etc.)

7. Use of print dictionaries at the discretion of the instructor. Must be presented to the proctor in advance.

8. Students should be prepared to remain in the exam room for the duration of the exam.

9. All special accommodations should be arranged at least two weeks in advance with the Office of the Registrar.


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