Final examination relief information

If your examination schedule contains one of the following conditions, the University of Waterloo will ensure relief by making alternative scheduling arrangements:

  • Writing two examinations in a row
  • Writing in the last period on one day and the first period on the next day

You can elect to accept examination combinations that violate the above conditions; however, understand that petitions or appeals based on a violation of the above conditions will not be granted.

If you have one of the above conditions and wish to request alternative scheduling arrangements, complete a Request Relief from Consecutive Final Exams online.

Note: This form will not open during the spring 2021 term.

You will be contacted to discuss your options if you have more than two final examinations on the same day.

Contact your individual instructor if you require other alternate examination arrangements, e.g., illness with a doctor certificate. The Office of the Registrar has no involvement with this type of alternate examination arrangement.