Examination Procedures for Online Courses

Many of our courses require exams. Please carefully review your course outline or schedule for the date(s) and required format of your mid-term and final examinations.

There are three possible examination formats for your online course.

Online

Online exams are the most common exam format. Online exams are completed using a computer at a specific date and time determined by your instructor. Please carefully review your course outline and see Distance Education Exam FAQs for more information.

On-Campus

On-campus exams are written in a designated location at Ryerson on the last day of your course. On-campus exams are invigilated by your instructor or an assistant. Please carefully review your course outline for exam dates and times.

Off-Campus

Invigilated off-campus exams can be arranged if your online course requires an on-campus exam and you live more than 100 kilometres away from Ryerson University. To write your exam off-campus, you must notify your instructor and submit the Off-Campus Examination Request Form before the stated deadlines below. Failure to submit your Off-Campus Examination Request Form before the deadline will result in having to complete the exam on-campus at Ryerson University.

You are responsible for arranging and taking an invigilated off-campus exam. Please review the Off-Campus Exam FAQ for more information.

Deadlines to Submit Off-Campus Examination Request Form

Off-campus exams must be booked for the scheduled date of the on-campus exam (see your course outline). Please complete your request form as per the following deadlines:

  • If you are enrolled in a 13-week course, before the end of week six.
  • If you are enrolled in a 7-week intensive course, before the end of week one.