December Exam Schedule

December Exam Schedule

The Mid-Year Test and Exam period will be held from Friday, December 11 – Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
The last day of Fall/Winter classes for Undergraduate students is Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

How, and where, do I check the exam schedule?

  • The FINAL Mid-Year test and Exam Schedule is now posted.
  • Check on your phone! Download the WesternU Mobile app, sign in and check your personal exam schedule. Available for Android and iOS
  • Don't have the app? Check your personal exam schedule.


What is the difference between a mid-year test and a final exam?

In the context of the posted schedule:

  • The Registrar’s Office schedules mid-year tests (during the December time period) and final exams only
  • Mid-Year Test: For the purpose of this schedule, a mid-year test is a test that takes place in December for a full-year course
  • Final Exam: For the purpose of this schedule, a final exam is the evaluation that takes place at the end of a course (December final exams are scheduled for half-year courses). 


What do I do if I have time conflicts?

  • If you have two final exams scheduled in the same time slot (eg. 2 exams scheduled at 2:00pm on the same day) – this is considered a “Direct exam conflict”. You will have received an e-mail to your Western ( account, outlining details on how to proceed, and the appropriate people to contact in mid November.
  • If you have multiple tests/exams within a short timeframe (eg. 3 or more exams/mid-year tests scheduled within 3 consecutive periods* or 23 hours) – this is considered a “multiple exam situation”. Students with conflicts and/or a multiple exam situation tied to flexible submissions will not be notified by the Office of the Registrar regarding their options for resolution, as this information will be posted on the Registrar’s website. Students who have any of these type of conflict(s) (in-person with online or take-home conflict, online conflicts, and take-home conflicts) and who wish to explore alternative scheduling options, should consult with their Home Faculty Academic Counselling Office to discuss other possibilities.
  • Further information regarding conflicts see exam conflicts.

What can I do on the day of an exam if I have an emergency?

  • Where possible, students should inform their instructor prior to the date of the exam.
  • Contact your Home Faculty Academic Counselling unit immediately, and be prepared to provide supporting documentation. If your emergency occurs on a weekend, contact your Home Faculty Academic Counselling unit on the subsequent Monday morning.
  • If you have a medical concern, and are visiting an off-campus physician, please ensure you bring a copy of the Student Medical Certificate to your Home Faculty Academic Counselling unit. This documentation will be required to determine if a make-up exam is warranted.
  • Re-writing exams, or having the value re-weighted on a retroactive basis, is not a standard policy – and is typically determined through academic counselling. Should you decide to write your original exam, please be prepared to accept the mark you receive.


Find more information see examinations.