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 back-to-back periods on the same day
  • 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 during the submission window listed on the form.

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