Exams

Before your exams, read the UBC exam guidelines to learn what and what not to bring and how to conduct yourself during your exam session.

UBC exam guidelines  

Midterms

Most Commerce midterm exams are coordinated by the Undergraduate Office (UGO) and held in the evening. Other exams may be scheduled by individual instructors during class time. Check with your instructor if you have questions.

Commerce midterm exam schedule
Please note that this calendar only includes midterm examinations scheduled by the UBC Sauder Undergraduate Office on behalf of Commerce instructors. It may not include COMM and COHR exams scheduled directly by instructors. Please confirm times and locations in your course outlines or with your instructors. Should any discrepancies in dates exist between this calendar and information listed in the official course outline, the course outline information will prevail.

 

Midterm exam conflicts

If two of your midterms are scheduled at the same time, you should report the conflict to both instructors and the UGO at your earliest opportunity. If neither instructor is able to provide an alternate exam time, the UGO will work with your instructors to make alternate arrangements.

If one of your midterms conflicts with the regularly scheduled class time of another course, you should report the conflict to your instructor for the midterm and the UGO. In this situation, you are expected to attend your class. The UGO will work with your instructor to make alternate arrangements for the exam.

Midterm accommodations for students registered with Access and Diversity

If an advisor from Access and Diversity (A & D) has provided you with a letter of accommodation, be sure to complete the following at the start of the term per the instructions provided to you by A & D:

1. Provide an electronic or hard copy of your A & D letter of accommodation to each instructor/course administrator.
2. Arrange a meeting with your instructors/course administrators to discuss your accommodations.

Depending on the course, any requests for accommodated exams will either be scheduled by A & D or by the UGO. Carefully review the instructions below to ensure that your requests are submitted to the correct office.

Midterms scheduled by Access and Diversity
Midterms scheduled by the Undergraduate Office

Once you have started an exam, the grade you earn will stand

If you are sick or experiencing other problems that could affect your performance, you are strongly urged to see a doctor and consult with an academic advisor before your exam. You will not be given another opportunity to increase your mark if you have already started an exam.

Final exams

Final exams for the winter session are held in December (Term 1) and in April (Term 2). Exams for the summer session may be held during the last scheduled class or the week following the end of classes. 

Release of final exam schedule

The final exam schedule for the winter session is available online in October for Term 1 courses and in February for Term 2 courses. Exams during the summer session are scheduled midway through each term. Log in to the Student Service Centre (SSC) to access your personal schedule. 

Final exam conflicts

You should contact your instructors as soon as possible to determine whether an alternate writing time is available. If neither instructor can accommodate a different exam time, you need to complete the Daytime Exam Clash form available from Enrolment Services in Brock Hall. Enrolment Services will arrange for you to write the examinations back-to-back on the original examination date, under supervision. 

Exam hardships

An exam hardship is when you have three exams scheduled within a 24-hour period. If the third exam falls on the 25th hour, it is not considered a hardship. For example, if the first exam is on Monday at 8:30am, the second exam is at 3:30pm, and the third exam is on Tuesday at 8:30am, there is no official hardship because the third exam starts just after the 24-hour period expires.

If you face an exam hardship, you will be given an alternative exam date for the second exam. Contact the UGO at least one month prior to the scheduled exam and we will contact your instructor regarding rescheduling the second exam.

Final exam accommodations for students registered with Access and Diversity

If an advisor from Access and Diversity has provided you with a letter of accommodation, be sure to complete the following at the start of the term per the instructions provided to you by A & D:

1. Provide an electronic or hard copy of your A & D letter of accommodation to each instructor/course administrator.
2. Arrange a meeting with your instructors/course administrators to discuss your accommodations.

Depending on the course, any requests for accommodated exams will either be scheduled by A & D or by the UGO. Carefully review the instructions below to ensure that your requests are submitted to the correct office.

Exams scheduled by Access and Diversity
Exams scheduled by the Undergraduate Office

Do not make travel plans until you know your exam schedule

Do not make travel arrangements or personal commitments until the exam schedule has been published or you have confirmed your final exam date with your instructor. Resulting conflicts will not merit any exam accommodations.


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