9.6 Eligibility for Supplemental Examinations

(Approved by the Senate on February 28, 2017) 

Supplemental examinations are offered in some faculties and courses. Supplemental examinations must take place in Canada.

Faculty of Medicine

Students registered in a 1000-level ANP course who obtain the grade “E” are eligible to write a supplemental examination. The grade obtained on the supplemental exam replaces the final examination grade in the course. Only the grade obtained after the supplemental exam appears on the student’s transcript and is used in the calculation of averages. However, a note on the transcript will indicate that this grade was obtained as a result of a supplemental exam.

In the undergraduate medical program, students who fail a final exam are permitted to write a supplemental exam, in accordance with faculty regulations approved by the Senate.

Faculty of Education

Supplemental examinations may consist of a written examination or additional assignments. Students who fail a course have the right to one supplemental examination for which they must obtain 60% or the non-numerical grade “S”. The grade obtained on the supplemental exam replaces the final course grade. Only the grade obtained after the supplemental exam appears on the student’s transcript and is used in the calculation of averages. However, a note on the transcript will indicate that this grade was obtained as a result of a supplemental exam.

The time limit to complete the requirements for the course may not exceed 12 months after the end of the term.

Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

A student who achieves a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in courses taken in the last academic year is eligible to write a supplemental examination in any course failed that year. A student who achieves grade point average below 3.5 fails the year and is not eligible to write any supplemental exams.

Supplemental exams may consist of a written examination or additional assignments. Students should contact the Common Law Section’s secretariat for information on supplemental examination formats and schedules.

The grade obtained on the supplemental exam replaces the final course grade. Only the grade obtained after the supplemental exam appears on the student’s transcript and is used in the calculation of averages. However, a note on the transcript will indicate that this grade was obtained as a result of a supplemental exam.

Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Sciences

Students registered in a 1000-level course at the Faculty of Engineering or at the Faculty of Science who obtain a grade of “E” in these courses are eligible to write a supplemental examination.

The grade obtained on the supplemental examination will replace the final examination grade. Only the grade obtained after the supplemental examination appears on the student’s transcript and is used in the calculation of averages. However, a note on the transcript will indicate that this grade was obtained as a result of a supplemental exam.

Other requirements

Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering allows students to write a supplemental exam in courses other than those at the 1000 level if:

·   The student is in their final year;

·   The student has failed only one course during their final year in which they obtained a grade of “E” or higher;

·   The student has the required cumulative grade point average to graduate;

·   The failed course is the only requirement remaining for graduation;

·   The failed course is a course offered by the Faculty of Engineering.

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