Exam schedules

Final exam schedules the location and time for each exam scheduled within the final examination period.

  • First Term (December) exam schedules are posted by the end of October
  • Second Term (April) exam schedules are posted by the end of February
  • Summer (August) exam schedules are posted by mid-June
The preliminary schedules for April and December exams are posted earlier - you are advised not to make travel or employment arrangements based upon this preliminary information since changes may occur. Special arrangements cannot be made for examinations that may conflict with such plans.

Important information about exam schedules:

  • Only courses that have exams scheduled by the Office of the Registrar in the official exam period (after classes end, but before end of term) are shown.
  • Instructors are responsible for informing students of any changes made after the final exam timetable has been posted.
  • You must bring their ONECard to their examination.

Winter 2019-2020 exam schedule

Winter session second term exam period

  • Monday, April 6, 2020 – Friday, April 24th, 2020
  • Final exams are not scheduled on Sundays and Easter Weekend (April 10-13, 2020)

Final exam schedule

The final exam timetable will be released by the end of February.

Exam locations

GYM - McKinnon gymnasium

Summer 2020 exam schedule

Summer exam period

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020 to Monday, August 17, 2020

Deferred and supplemental exams

Deferred and supplemental exam period

  • July 29-31, 2020

Can I review my written exam?

All exams are stored for 12 months. Some are kept in the departmental office while others are stored in the Office of the Registrar. 

Exams stored in the Office of the Registrar are available for viewing according to the schedule below.


Exam viewing is now open:

  • Every Tuesday between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm
  • Room A109, Main Floor of the University Centre

The following exams will be available for viewing:

*Please provide 48-hour notice to exams@uvic.ca to view exams from April 2019 and Summer 2019.

Common questions

If you're not able to find the information you're looking for below, please contact the Student Support Services in the Office of the Registrar.

Why do I have to wait to know when my exam is?

The exam schedule is generated using every individual students' course registration so that students who are properly registered will not have conflicts in their exam times.

We also try to reduce the number of students writing back-to-back exams.

Requests for special dates of exams cannot be accommodated and class votes on changes in the scheduled date of an exam cannot be approved.

When will the exam schedule be posted?

The final examination schedule will be posted

  • by the end of October for first term (December) exams
  • by the end of February for second term (April) exams
  • by mid-June for August exams

The preliminary schedules for April and December exams are posted earlier - you are advised not to make travel or employment arrangements based upon this preliminary information since changes may occur. Special arrangements can not be made for examinations that may conflict with such plans. 

Examinations for Summer Session are held in the class period on the last day of the session in which a student is registered. August exams (Term 1) are posted in mid June and are held in the first 2 weeks of August following BC Day. 

Posted schedules are up to date as of the date on the listing.

How will I be notified of exam changes?

Instructors are responsible for informing students of any changes made after the final exam timetable has been posted.

I have potential exam conflicts. Who do I contact?

Students who have two exams scheduled at the same time have an exam conflict. These are to be reported to the Exam Clerk at  or contact the instructor(s) as soon as possible to determine whether an alternate writing time is available. An evening exam on one day and a morning exam on the next day are not exam conflicts, nor are two exams in the same day.

If you have additional exam timetable questions, please contact the Examination Clerk 

  • (250) 721-8143 
  • Office of the Registrar, Main Floor - A wing, University Centre

I was sick and missed a final, what do I do?

You must submit a Request for Academic Concession.

Submit the Request for Academic Concession form along with documentation validating the absence (doctor's note, obituary notice).

A Request for Academic Concession must be submitted to Office of the Registrar as soon as possible after the examination and before the results of the examination are known. The request must be submitted within ten working days of the end of the examination period.

If you fall ill during an examination, report at once to the invigilator in charge. A student who completes all course requirements, including writing the final examination, is not eligible for an academic concession. Exceptions may only be considered by the dean (or designate) of the student's faculty if there is supporting documentation that the student was not medically or otherwise fit to make a decision on whether or not to write the examination. 

Midterm exams are handled by the department of the course you are registered in. Contact them directly.

How do I write a deferred or supplemental exam?

Deferred and Supplemental examination information may be found in the University Calendar.

What is a supplemental exam and can I write one?

If you have received an E grade in a course, the department is giving you the benefit of attempting the exam again because your original grade is between a D and F.

There are certain parameters that must be met to allow a supplemental, including not being on probation and being registered in 15 units. If you qualify, you will be sent details by email.

How long does the university keep my exams?

Exams will be kept for 12 months following the exam, including any deferred exams. After this time they will be destroyed.

Where can I see the exams I have written?

Exam viewing is held in the Office of the Registrar or the department. It is the decision of the department whether exams are sent to Undergraduate Records for storage.

When can I view my exam that I have written?

Viewing of final written exams stored in the Office of the Registrar will start on the 3rd Tuesday after the December and April exam periods. 

See final exam viewing for a list of written exams available for viewing in the Office of the Registrar.

Can I sit down with my instructor to go over my exam?

If the exam is being stored in the department, you can contact them directly and arrange a meeting.  If the exam is stored in the Office of the Registrar, you can request the exam to be sent over and it is up to you to contact the instructor to arrange a meeting time.

How can I view my grades?

Your grades and administrative transcript (unofficial transcript) can be viewed through My page.

When will I be able to view my grades?

Grades are due in Office of the Registrar according to the following Senate policy: "For all courses that do have a final exam, grades are to be submitted 7 calendar days after the exam.

For all courses that do not have a final exam grades are to be submitted 7 calendar days after the last day of class."

A 3 day delivery / processing time should be expected between the exam grade submission deadline and the point at which the grade will appear on the academic record. 

If you are concerned that your grade has not appeared within the above-noted time frame, you should contact your instructor directly.

Why are some of my grades showing as a percentage and some as a letter grade?

Since summer session 2014, instructors submit grades in percentages rather than letter grades. 

The percentage grade, the corresponding letter grade and comparative grading information is displayed on official and administrative transcripts.

  • Read the FAQ and look at a sample transcript
  • Grade point average (GPA) calculations and assessment of academic standing are based on the 9-point scale as outlined by the Office of the Registrar.
  • Comparative grading information appears on the transcript for classes graded with percentage grades that have 6 or more registered students
  • Courses not graded with percentage grades do not show comparative grading information for the section
  • Law courses do not display comparative grading information
Background information is available from the Office of the Vice President Academic and Provost.

What steps are involved with a formal grade review?

You will need to fill out a grade review request form.

There is a $25.00 per course charge for a formal review as all course work may be reviewed by a separate panel.  If the grade goes up, you will have your money returned.

If you have questions about requesting a grade review, please contact

I require special accomodations for my exams. Who do I contact?

Students requiring specific specialized accommodations during exams or special invigilating must be registered with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL), Campus Services Building, (250) 472-4947. 

Can I take my exams home?

No, exams are the property of UVic, unless otherwise specified by an Instructor.

Where can I get a sample exam for my course?

Zap in the Student Union building has sample and past exams for many courses.