Department of English

Examination

Information regarding time and location for written exams can be found in the Student portal.

Register for the exam

You must register to be eligible to take an exam (excluding take-home exams), even a re-sit. You register via the Student Portal no later than two weeks prior to the exam date. When you register, you will receive an anonymous code that is to be written on your exam.

If you have not registered for an exam, you will not be permitted to take it.

If you no longer have access to the Student portal, you may contact the Departmental Office.

Be prompt!

Examinations begin at the exact time listed in the schedule, on the hour with no academic quarter. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to participate in the examination.

Once the examination has begun, you will not be permitted to leave until after the first 45 minutes have passed. This is true even if you wish to turn in a "blank" exam. No one is allowed to leave the exam hall without submitting their answers.

Things to bring

You need to bring your own writing utensils, such as a pencil and an eraser. Paper is provided in the examination hall. Outerwear and bags are not permitted by the desks, but can be stowed away in lockers outside of the examination hall or placed in the examination hall in a designated place. Cell phones must be turned off and placed in the bags.

You must show a valid photo-ID. This is true for both oral and written examinations.

You are allowed to bring food and/or drinks into the examination hall. Remember not to bring any food items that could cause problems for people with airborne allergies.

Additional information

Examinations are only given on the dates specified in the schedule.

Results can be seen in the Student Portal. (Click on My Studies / Study results. You must click on the link "Show all study results" in order to see failing grades.) If you still have an active student account, you should also receive an automatic email stating that a grade has been reported.

The majority of witten exams are left at the Departmental Office to be collected by the students. Exams that have not been collected within two years of the examination are destroyed.

It is not possible to appeal a grade, however you may contact the course teacher to discuss the way in which the exam was graded. If you suspect that the teacher has forgotten to grade a particular question or has counted the points incorrectly, you may request a copy of your exam and bring it to the teacher.

A re-sit examination close to the original examination date is provided for the those students who do not pass the original examination. Re-sits for courses offered during the spring term usually are in August.

Rules and exam halls