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Winter 2020 Final Exam Information

Revised Final Exam Period: Monday, April 13, 2020 – Saturday, April 25, 2020 

Online Exam Information

Important information on how to download on-line exam software can be found here. Students are strongly encouraged to view this page as soon as possible.

If your instructor has chosen a take-home exam or to pro-rate grades, no exam is scheduled.

All University of Guelph-Humber exams are two (2) hours in duration.

Winter 2020 Revised Exam Schedules

Thursday April 9

  • Classes conclude

Friday April 10


Monday April 13

  • Final Examinations commence

Saturday April 25

  • Final Examinations conclude

Tuesday April 28

  • Deferred Examination Period A for Winter 2020 courses

Thursday April 30

  • Grades viewable on webadvisor as they arrive

Wednesday May 06

  • Grades submission deadline
  • Grades available via webadvisor

Wednesday May 20

  • Deadline for students to choose numeric, pass/fail (see below)
  • Last day to drop courses without academic penalty

Student Grades and Course Drop Dates

In order to support all students and allow for informed decisions, a revised grading structure and extended drop date have been implemented for the Winter 2020 semester. 

Final Grades that have been received in the Office of Registrarial Services will show on WebAdvisor beginning April 30, 2020.  Grades will continue to be updated on WebAdvisor as they are received until May 6, 2020. At that time, students may choose one of the following options:

  • Keep final numeric grade awarded 
  • Assign a pass, provided the student has achieved a passing grade (The “Pass” designation does not affect your semester average or your cumulative GPA; you will receive credit for the course).  
  • Drop the course

Students will have until Wednesday, May 20, 2020 to decide whether to retain the numerical grade, opt for a “Pass” designation or drop the course.  Students must request a pass using an electronic form provided by the Office of Registrarial Services.  Students must drop their course using WebAdvisor. It is important that students look into future program requirements before making decisions regarding dropping a course versus taking a “Pass” designation or retaining the numerical grade.

Please Note:

  • Students with a current request for academic consideration should note these are being reviewed by the Academic Consideration committee as faculty and staff continue to work remotely.  
  • New requests for academic consideration related to the format of course delivery, grading scheme, or a revised final examination should be sent to your Academic Advisor
  • The credits from a “Pass” designation will be counted in the cumulative total of credits.
  • Pass designation counts toward prerequisites in the same manner as a numerical grade.
  • If you are currently on probation, you will remain on probation for the next term. No students will be required to withdraw based on their Winter 2020 grades.
  • The University will work with departments where there are numerical grade requirements for specific courses. 
  • The University is looking ahead to the impacts of COVID-19 on future semesters and planning for the impacts on course availability.  

Final examination policy and procedures

  • All students are required to write their final exams during the scheduled exam time period.
  • Students are NOT permitted to reschedule final examinations or extend final assignment deadlines outside of the final examination period with faculty members.
  • If you cannot make it to a final exam or submit a final assignment, please contact your Academic Advisor immediately.
  • Requests to re-schedule final exams due to pleasure travel will be denied.
  • Any student who is absent during his/her exam must submit a Request for Academic Consideration form, with written documentation to support a medical, psychological or compassionate explanation for their absence. A compassionate reason refers specifically to an emergency situation that can be supported with documentation (e.g., the death of a close relative).
  • Doctor's notes must be dated within 24 hours of the exam for which you are requesting consideration. Notes acquired days/weeks after the exam will not be accepted. All documentation submitted is confidential.
  • Anyone who has his/her Academic Consideration granted will be required to write their missed exam during the deferred exam period.
  • Students who are denied Academic Consideration will have a final grade assigned based on the course work they have completed.
  • Please review the section on Academic Consideration in the Academic Calendar for other policies and procedures related to exams.
  • Students registered with the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre must make appropriate accommodations at least two weeks prior to the final exam period and notify their instructors using their accommodation letter issued by Accessibility Learning Services.

Request for Academic Consideration Form

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