The following information can be modified or updated without warning up to 48 hours before the exam. It is your responsibility to check this web page regularly.
If you have any questions about the format of your exam, please consult your professor.
All exams are on local Ottawa time (GMT-5).
If you are registered with SASS-Academic Accommodations and wish to write your deferred/supplemental exam(s) with them, you must submit a request by email to the Exam Centre.
The Faculty of Science’s Undergraduate Office approves and manages deferred final exams of students for all undergraduate science courses: BIO, BIM, BCH, BPS, CHM, EVS, GEO, MAT, PHY and SCI.
To defer any evaluations that take place during the term (midterms, tests, quizzes…), students must contact their professor directly.
For non-science final exam deferrals, please contact the faculty in question and/or the professor.
To defer a final exam in a science course, you must submit the supporting documentation (i.e. medical certificate bearing the date of the absence, death certificate, etc.) within five business days of the exam date (except if extenuating circumstances prevent you from doing so), to the Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty by email at infosci@uOttawa.ca.
Any extenuating circumstances must be documented. Documents must be sent to Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty by email at infosci@uOttawa.ca.
All deferred final exams for science courses will either take place during the deferred exam period indicated in the university calendar’sImportant dates and deadlines or during the next regular exam period in which the course is offered, whichever comes first.
For students who are graduating in June, if you want to defer one of your exams, please note that the deferred exam period will take place in July and you will no longer be eligible to graduate in June. The next convocation will be in the Fall.
In general, we will only accept to defer an exam for the following reasons:
Please notify your faculty at least seven business days prior to the first exam in conflict.The faculty will look at the situation and will determine which exam can be deferred.
Travel, employment and misreading the examination schedule are not acceptable reasonsfor deferring an exam.
If you miss a final exam due to illness, please refer toAcademic Regulation 9.5.1 d) which governs medical certificates. The key points are the following:
Exams are scheduled per Ottawa local time. If you are in a different time zone and are taking online courses, your final exam may be scheduled at an unusually late hour. Although we suggest that you write your exam despite the late hour, we would agree to defer your final exam to the deferred exam period in February, the official study week. Written exams during this period are scheduled at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. (Ottawa local time).
Students who write an examination may not appeal their final grades due to one of the reasons mentioned above. And, students who write an examination during the period of disability specified on the medical certificate cannot later plead illness to appeal their examination results and/or request a deferred exam.
*The student will have to complete such requirements within a maximum of 12 months after the end of the session. If no mark has been filed with the Office of the Registrar twelve months after the end of the course, the DFR symbol will be changed to EIN.
See Regulation 10.6.
Given the exceptional circumstances due to the pandemic and the fact that assessments are online, we recognize that technical issues may arise. If you experience technical difficulties during your final science exam, you should:
Office of Undergraduate Programs
30 Marie Curie, room 172
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Office of Graduate Studies
30 Marie Curie, room 181
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Tel: 613-562-5800, ext. 3145
Office of the Dean
University of Ottawa
Faculty of Science
STEM Complex, room 302
150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5
Contact the University
75 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa ONK1N 6N5 Canada