2021-2022 exam periods

term exam period when exam schedule is released
Fall 2021 Dec. 9-18, 2021 Mid-Oct.
Winter 2022 Apr. 11-21, 2022 Mid-Feb.

Your exam schedule

The registrar's office provides the most up-to-date final examination information for each term.

To access a personalized version of your exam schedule: Connect > My Exam Schedule.

What if I have an exam conflict or three (or more) consecutive exams?

In a very few cases, the exam schedule may result in some students having three consecutive exams.

Examples of three consecutive exams:

  • exams at 9 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm on the same day
  • exams at 2 pm and 7 pm on the same day, and 9 am on the next day
  • exams at 7 pm on one day, then 9 am and 2 pm on the next day

Please note that there is no Senate policy prohibiting three consecutive exams occurring. However, upon request, the Registrar's Office will attempt to assist students in getting one of the exams re-scheduled if the student has three or more consecutive exams.

Contact the Registrar's Office at exams@mta.ca if you:

  • believe you have three consecutive exams and wish assistance with attempting to have one of those exams re-scheduled
  • believe you have an exam conflict such that two exams are scheduled at the exact same time

If it is confirmed that you have three consecutive exams or an exam conflict, we will attempt to reschedule one of your exams, in consultation with the instructor(s).

We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know what your new exam schedule will be.

Your exam could be re-scheduled for any time within the official final exam period as indicated in the Academic Calendar.

Please note, in the case of consecutive exams, if you are not happy with the accommodations that have been made in your revised schedule, the alternative will be to write the exams at the originally scheduled times.

Your exam results

Faculty members may not provide final grades or final exam grades to students in any form prior to the release of grades by the Registrar's Office. Final grades are posted in Connect as they become available. 

Faculty make every effort to submit their final grades as soon as possible after the end of the exam period. You patience and understanding while end-of-term papers and exams are being graded is appreciated.

Exam overview and regulations

  • Picture identification (preferably student ID) is required for all students writing exams. The ID is to be placed on the table, clearly visible to the invigilator
  • Only authorized aids (including electronic devices such as programmable/non-programmable calculators and electronic dictionaries) may be used by students during the writing of an exam. 
  • No telecommunication devices (e.g., phones, tablets, computers, and wearable technology) may be used unless they are a specific component of the exam as defined by the instructor
  • No sound-recording device (e.g., wearable technology and phones) may be used during an exam
  • Any unauthorized aids including phones, wearable technology, backpacks, study notes, and textbooks should be placed at the front of the exam room
  • Students are not allowed to leave the exam room during the first half hour of writing
  • Students who need to use the washroom facilities during the exam are to inform an invigilator before leaving the room
  • All instances of academic dishonesty during examinations are subject to the procedures and sanctions contained in academic calendar regulation 10.6

Exam accommodations

Through the Meighen Centre and International Centre

Please request special academic accommodations well in advance.

Students who require special accommodation which allows for additional time to write an exam, should consult with the Registrar’s Office to determine if they qualify for accommodation for the writing of consecutive exams.

Illness or compassionate reasons

Exam accommodations may be granted in exceptional circumstances. If a student cannot write their final exam as scheduled due to illness or for compassionate reasons, an exam accommodation may be granted.

To apply, you must complete the exam accommodation request form (at least 24 hours in advance whenever possible) and will be asked to provide original documentation as needed to support their application. See academic calendar section 10.8.

In what cases are exam accommodations granted?

Exam accommodations may be granted in exceptional circumstances. These may include:

  • illness
  • death/funeral of a family member
  • scheduled surgery or specialized medical appointment
  • car accident/breakdown
  • severe weather
  • travel issues
  • religious observance

Please note that holiday arrangements, work/sport/social commitments, misreading the schedule, failure to arrange transportation, arriving late to or sleeping through the exam, etc. are not grounds to request exam accommodations through the registrar’s office. In these instances, students may appeal directly to the instructor and accommodations may be granted at the instructor’s discretion.

What forms of accommodations are available?

The course instructor will decide the appropriate accommodation. This may include:

  • rescheduling the exam during the exam period
  • rescheduling the exam after the exam period (deferred exam)
  • a take-home exam
  • an essay or assignment in lieu of the exam
  • a final grade based on completed in-course work
How will I be informed if an accommodation is granted?

If your exam has been rescheduled, you will be notified by the registrar’s office by e-mail. Please note that if you do not write your exam as scheduled, a grade of ‘0’ will be submitted for the exam. 

If you have not received a response from the registrar’s office by the time your exam is scheduled, you should plan to write your exam as originally scheduled unless your circumstances prevent you from writing.

Important note: any concerns or allegations of misrepresentation of personal circumstances will be deemed to constitute an allegation of academic dishonesty and may be referred to the Academic Integrity Officer.

Other exams

Special exams

Students with fourth-year standing can apply for a special exam if all the following apply:

  • the student has failed the course three times
  • the course is required for the student’s degree program
  • there is no other option to fulfill the degree requirement
How to apply for a special exam

To apply for a special exam, students must submit the special exam application form to the registrar's office. A $50 application fee applies. The application must be approved by the registrar in consultation with the student, instructor, and the relevant academic dean.

The results of a special exam will be recorded as 'pass' or 'fail' unless otherwise decided by the registrar.


Exam invigilation

Exam invigilation for non-Mount Allison courses is offered during office hours by appointment only. This service is only available to current Mount Allison students.


The cost for invigilation services is $50 per exam. 

You must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled exam time and report to the service counter at the registrar’s office (2nd floor of the Wallace McCain Student Centre.) Payment is due before you write your exam. Payment can be made by credit card, debit, cash, or cheque.

You must contact the offering university to arrange for your exam materials to be delivered on time to Mount Allison at:

Registrar’s Office
62 York St.
Sackville NB E4L 1E2 

Contact exams@mta.ca to request a time to write your exam.

Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office at regoffice@mta.ca or call (506) 364-2269.