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Students are required to confirm their intent to write a deferred examination and to pay a fee of $70.00 for each deferred examination by a specified date prior to the examination period. Those who do not respond lose the privilege of a deferred examination and their grade reverts to one that includes a "0" for the final examination. Students are informed as early as possible of the date, time and location of the deferred examination.
Students who must write a deferred examination in a course that serves as a prerequisite for subsequent courses may enrol in those courses with the approval of the department concerned and provided that the term mark in the prerequisite (deferred) course is at least 60%.
Students who miss a deferred examination receive a grade of "0" for the examination in the calculation of the final grade. If the Faculty accepts the student's reasons for missing a deferred examination as legitimate, a further deferred examination may be permitted; however, the "SDF" notation will be replaced by the original grade. Students are charged a further fee for each subsequent deferred examination. Note that in such situations of further deferrals the Committee on Standing regularly prohibits registration in further sessions until the outstanding course work has been completed.
Reread of Final ExaminationIf a student believes that a final examination has been incorrectly marked in its substance, he/she may request a "reread." The student must first purchase a photocopy of the final examination from the Office of the Faculty Registrar, for a fee of $13.00 per course. The student must then fill out a "Request for Reread of Final Examination" form, which is available at College Registrar's Offices and at the Office of the Faculty Registrar. The student must demonstrate that his/her answers are substantially correct by citing specific instances of disagreement, supported by such documentary evidence as course handouts, textbooks, lecture notes, etc. The student must do more than simply assert that "I disagree with the marking," or that "I believe I deserve more marks." The Department concerned will reread the examination in light of the arguments presented. There is a $35.00 fee for this procedure, which is in addition to the fee of $13.00 charged for the photocopy of the final examination. The fee must be submitted, with the completed form, to the Office of the Faculty Registrar within six months of the final examination period. If the mark is changed as a result of this review both the photocopy and reread fees will be refunded. It should be noted that when a course is failed, the examination must be reread before the mark is reported.
Recheck of Course MarkIf a student believes that there has been an arithmetical error in calculating the course mark, he/she may request a "recheck." This can be done with or without purchasing a photocopy of the final examination. The student must fill out a "Request for Recheck of Course Mark" form, which is available at College Registrar's Offices and at the Office of the Faculty Registrar. The student must indicate precisely where he/she thinks the error has occurred. The Department concerned will check that all answers have been marked, and that the marks have been added correctly; the examination will not be reread. The Department will also check that all term work marks have been correctly calculated. There is a $13.00 fee for this procedure, which is in addition to the $13.00 fee charged for the photocopy of the final examination. The fee must be submitted, with the completed form, to the Office of the Faculty Registrar within six months of the final examination period. If the mark is changed as a result of this review, both the photocopy and recheck fees will be refunded.
NOTE: A reread or recheck may result in a raised mark, a lowered mark, or no change.
Deadlines for requesting a photocopy of a final examination, a reread or a recheck:
February examinations - the following August 30
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