Requesting an alternate exam date

Requests to change an exam date are granted only for documented illness or exceptual circumstances outside the student's control. Elective arrangements (such as travel plans, weddings or social events) are not acceptable reasons. The decision to grant a request is up to the course instructor and/or department.

Complete the Petition For An Alternate Exam Date (PDF) form and email it to us with the appropriate documentation.  We will review your request and contact you when a decision has been made.  We will not contact you until exam schedule has been released.

Petitions must be submitted no later than four weeks before the exam date.

If you require an alternate exam date and live within 100 km of Waterloo, you will be required to write at one of the alternate exam sessions on-campus.

If an alternate exam date is granted, a $50 administration charge may apply.