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Planning to request and write your exam : Non Program/Visiting/Unclassified

When you register in an AU course, one of the first things you should do is review the course syllabus to determine what the exam requirements are for the course.

You will also need to be familiar with our exam-related deadlines. This will help you to determine when to make your exam request and ensure that you avoid any penalties associated with making a late exam request.

Check our Exam Invigilation Network to determine whether there is an exam invigilator in your area. Exam invigilation will be discussed in more detail later in this unit.

The important deadlines for exams that you should be aware of are listed in the table below.

Exam-related Activity Request Deadline Exam Completion Deadline
Request for an exam for invigilation at an AU location 10 calendar days prior to the exam write date Prior to or on the course contract end date
Request of an exam for invigilation inside of Canada and the United States. 20 calendar days prior to the exam write date Prior to or on the course contract end date
Request of an exam for invigilation outside of Canada and the United States. 30 calendar days prior to the exam write date Prior to or on the course contract end date
Late request for an exam Prior to or on the course contract end date Not later than 30 days after the course contract end date
Supplemental exam Within 90 calendar days of the initial write date Within 30 calendar days of making the supplemental exam request
Request for a new invigilator 60 days prior to your anticipated exam write date n/a

Note that a fee is charged for late and supplemental exam requests.

Updated September 22 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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