University of Waterloo Examination Regulations and Related Matters (e.g., exam dates, requests for accommodation, etc.)
Direct requests for accommodations to course requirements to the course instructor. Before doing so, please review the policies below. Those who are experiencing extenuating circumstances should also inform their academic advisors regarding their personal difficulties.
Policies regarding requests for accommodations
For security purposes, the Psychology Department does not allow students to write tests, quizzes, or final exams for Psychology courses prior to the date/time scheduled for the course.
Elective arrangements such as travel plans are not acceptable grounds for granting accommodations to course requirements per the UWaterloo Examination Regulations and Related Matters.
Accommodations for students with disabilities: The AccessAbility Services Office, located in the Needles Hall extension, room 1401, collaborates with all academic departments to arrange appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities without compromising the academic integrity of the curriculum. If you require academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability, please register with the Access-Ability Services Office at the beginning of each academic term.
Accommodation requests based on religious/cultural grounds
Requests for alternate sittings for tests, quizzes, or final exams based on religious/cultural grounds must be made to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the Faculty of Arts in writing by the following deadlines:
- for final exams: within one week of the final exam schedule being posted by the Registrar's Office.
- for tests or quizzes: before the 'drop - no penalty period' ends (see Important Dates)
The Associate Dean will contact the instructor on the student's behalf to request an alternate sitting for the test, quizz, or final exam.
Students requesting accommodation for course requirements in Psychology courses due to illness should follow the instructions from their home Faculty. Arts students can check this website.
In the case of a missed final exam, the instructor and student will negotiate an extension for the final exam which will typically be written as soon as possible, but no later than the next offering of the course.
In the case of a missed assignment deadline, test or quiz, the instructor will either:
as he/she deems fit according to circumstances and the goals of the course, or
- provide an extension.
In the case of bereavement, the instructor will provide similar accommodations to those for illness. Appropriate documentation to support the request will be required.
Students who are experiencing extenuating circumstances should also inform their academic advisors regarding their personal difficulties.