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Introduction to Exams : Prospective Students - Program

Most AU courses at AU have a final exam, and some also have a mid-term exam. Unlike a quiz or test that may be part of the course work, exams are written in a supervised environment and require an exam invigilator. The process for requesting and writing an exam is discussed in more detail in the pages that follow.

Note that if you have a disability, you may qualify for accommodations related to your exam needs. Please contact our Access to Students with Disabilities unit for assistance. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 1-800-788-9041, extension 3424.

Updated September 22 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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