Examination Procedures

Online Courses

Many of our online courses hold their examinations online. Please read your course outline or schedule carefully for the date(s) of examinations (midterm, final). If you have any questions, contact your instructor or The Chang School well in advance of the examination date.

Examination Procedures

These are the three types of examination formats:

  • On-campus
  • Off-campus
  • Online

Your course outline will provide information regarding the dates and delivery style of your final exam. Should you need further information, contact your instructor directly.

On-Campus Exams

On-campus exams are written in a designated location on the Ryerson campus. The exams are typically in print or online format (in a computer lab) and are invigilated by an instructor or assistant.

Off-Campus Exams

Off-campus exams are arranged when a student lives outside of the Greater Toronto Area (i.e., more than 100 kilometers away) and is unable to travel to the Ryerson campus to write their exam. The student must notify their instructor about their travel restrictions and submit the Off-Campus Examination Form before the end of the sixth week after the start of the term for single-term, 13-session courses and before the end of the first week for single-term, seven-session courses. Students in distance courses must fulfill their responsibilities in arranging and taking an invigilated exam. Reviewing the questions on this page will inform you of the procedures you must complete before you can take your off-campus exams. Please review the Off-Campus Exam FAQ for further questions.

NOTE: All distance education students requiring invigilated exams must submit an Off-Campus Examination Form before the end of the sixth week after the start of the term for single-term, 13-session courses and before the end of the first week for single-term, seven-session courses. Exams will not be sent to an invigilator unless the Off-Campus Examination Form has been received and approved by the Student Support Services office.

The Ryerson University Code of Academic Conduct applies to the academic activities, both on and off campus, of all students enrolled in courses at the University. Ryerson students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with this policy.

Online Exams

Online exams are the most common exam format. Online exams are completed by students using a computer. The exam will be prepared and set-up by the instructor and students will have a specific date and time to write the exam.

Please see Distance Education Exam FAQs for more information.