IMPORTANT UPDATE: JUNE 2, SUMMER AND FALL 2020 TERMS TO BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY. ALL ON-CAMPUS SUPPORT SERVICES REMAIN VIRTUAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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Exams Schedules

Final examination schedules are posted on the AC website midway through each term. It is strongly advised to make personal and travel arrangements AFTER confirming your final exam schedule. Exams will not be moved for personal trips or vacations.

    • Fall Term (September – December) Final exam schedule is posted in mid October
    • Winter Term (January – April) Final exam schedule is posted in mid February
    • Spring Term (May – July) Final exam schedule is posted in mid May
    • Summer Term (July – August) Final exam schedule is posted in mid July

The final examination schedule for the Spring 2020 term is now available.

Spring 2020 Final Exam Schedule


Have a Final Exam Conflict?

What is an exam conflict?

  • Two final exams scheduled at the same time
  • Three final exams scheduled in one day (between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM)
  • Student has an external conflict (Final exam at Alexander College is at the same time as at another institution)

What is NOT an exam conflict?

  • Two exams scheduled in one da
  • Two exams scheduled back to back (45 minutes between the two exams
  • Three exams scheduled in 24 hours
  • Personal reasons (concert, travel plans, etc.)

Reporting an Exam Conflict

To report an exam conflict, please e-mail examconflicts@alexandercollege.ca

Your email must include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student number
  • ALL courses you are taking this term
  • Conflicting exam information:
    • Exam 1: Course name and section (e.g. ECON 103A), name of instructor, date and time
    • Exam 2: Course name and section (e.g. ENGL 100B), name of instructor, date and time
    • Exam 3 (if in conflict): Course name and section (e.g. PSYC 217V), name of instructor, date and time

For an external conflicts and exam deferrals, please fill out “Final Exam Deferral Form” which is available online.

Please email the Final Exam Deferral Form to Tatiana Alamain tatiana@alexandercollege.ca and attach the following supporting documents:

      • Proof of same final exam dates/times at the other institution (the document must include your name)

    Important deadline:

    All final exam conflicts must be reported at least 10 business days before the last day of classes.. The deadline to report exam issues this term is Monday, June 15th. Issues reported after the deadline may not be fixed. Exam conflicts reported after the due date are subject to Exam Deferral Fee ($150).


    Final Exam Deferral

    Deadline to submit an Exam Deferral Request:

    For situations known in advance – no later than 10 business days before the exam

    For missed Midterm or Final exam – no later than 5 business days after the exam

    Processing time: 1 week

    An exam deferral may be available for extenuating circumstances, such as a death in the family or a personal medical emergency. Exam deferral requests, for situations known in advance, must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the midterm exam, or 10 business days before the last day of classes for a final exam.

    If the request refers to a missed midterm or final exam, the form and supporting evidence must be submitted no more than 5 business days after the exam date. The form is available online, and it needs to be submitted to tatiana@alexandercollege.ca.

        • Examples of evidence:
          1. Note of personal hospitalization
          2. Police report
          3. Scheduled court hearing
          4. Flight ticket for family emergency cases (with proof of emergency abroad)
          5. Other evidence not listed here will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    For both midterm and final exam deferrals, you must notify your instructor of your inability to take the exam (as per the course syllabus).

    Decisions will be made on a case by case basis and communicated to the student by email. Final exam deferral requests are not guaranteed.


    Online Exam Rules:

    1. For exams conducted in virtual classrooms:

    2. No entry after 30 minutes, and no leaving the exam room for the first 30 minutes.
    3. a. You must log in by the set examination time (rooms will be open 10 minutes prior to the start of the exam).
      b. When your instructor calls “time” you must stop writing and submit your exam.
      c. Students must log out once their exam has been submitted.

    4. No bathroom breaks. If you leave the room during the exam, your exam will be over.
    5. Only use instructor approved materials for your exam: no online searching or using other devices, books, etc. to cheat during your final.
    6. a. Possession or use of unapproved information or materials not authorized by the instructor is cheating.

    7. No talking, texting or other communication with anyone other than your instructor during the exam.
    8. You must leave your camera on at all times and be visible and audible by the instructor.
    9. Only the student taking the exam may be present in the room.
    10. It is your responsibility not to appear to be cheating. Exams will be recorded as necessary to enforce this policy.
    11. College Intellectual Property rules apply to the contents of this exam.
    12. a. It is unlawful to copy, share, or otherwise distribute any part of this exam without permission from the College administration or your instructor.

    1. For exams being submitted in the form of a final project or paper submission:

    2. All instructor exam rules must be followed.
    3. You must only use instructor approved materials for your exam: no online searching or using other devices, books, etc. to cheat during your final.
    4. a. Use of unapproved information or materials not authorized by the instructor is cheating.

    5. Exams must be submitted on time, by the posted deadline – no extensions will be given.
    6. No talking, texting or other communication about this exam with anyone other than your instructor.
    7. College Intellectual Property rules apply to the contents of this exam.
    8. a. It is unlawful to copy, share, or otherwise distribute any part of this exam without permission from the College administration or your instructor.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What happens if I forget my student card for an exam?

      You will not be permitted to write an exam without your student ID card. If you forget your card, you may request to issue you an ID verification form for the day at the front desk. Please note that you can apply for an ID verification only once during your studies at AC. If you had already applied in the past and forget your ID card again, you will not be issued another one and you will not be permitted to write the exam. You will be required to go home to get your ID card (30 minute exam rule still applies) or make a new one at the library for a fee.

    • What if I miss an exam or arrive 30 minutes after an exam has already started?

      In both cases you will have to apply for a Final Exam Deferral. Please read more about Final Exam deferrals here). If you miss / arrive late for an exam for a legitimate reason (e.g. medical condition), you must notify your instructor of inability to attend final exam, fill out form, pay a fee at the bookstore, attach evidence. Deferral requests with medical notes issued after the exam date will be denied.
      Non-legitimate reason (e.g. misread exams schedule., forgot exam time, slept in) – no arrangements will be made

    • When are final grades available?

      Instructors are required to submit final grades by a certain date each semester. Please check the Academic Calendar for the dates.

    • Can I look at my exam after I receive my final grade?

      Final and Midterm exams are stored for 12 months. If you wish to look at your exam, you can send an online request to the library and be notified when the exam is available for viewing. Please note that it might take from 24 hours to a week until your exam is available for viewing. Final exams are stored at the Vancouver campus and will be held for 7 calendar days since the day it became available, as requested.

    • Can I re-write an exam?

      Unfortunately, no exam re-writes are allowed.

    • What do I do if I disagree with my final grade and would like to appeal it?

      Please read more about appealing your final grade here (OSA)