External exams

An external exam is an examination that is written at a location outside the instution where you are a student.

In certain cases, students may write their Concordia exams at another location. Concordia can also proctor exams in Montreal for students from other accredited institutions.

We expect all students to be available to write final exams and should avoid making travel plans until after the final examination schedule is available. However, you may request to write your exam at an external institution if you are faced with unforeseeable events beyond your control that make it impossible for you to be in Montreal for your exam.

If your course is offered by eConcordia, contact them directly

To write your eConcordia examination externally, you must apply through the eConcordia platform.
Please login here.

If you are enrolled at another university or college but need to write an examination in Montreal, we can help you. 

Our fee for proctoring another institution’s exam is $100 per exam.

How to write your exam at Concordia
  1. Before making any arrangements please contact the Exams Office at external.exams@concordia.ca to inquire about the possibility of scheduling your exam.
  2. Download and print the Request to write an External Examination at Concordia form. You can also find this form at the Birks Student Service Centre (LB-185).
  3. Fill it out and submit the form and the $100.00 fee to the Birks Student Service Centre.
  4. We review your information provided and will notify you when we have:
    1. A date and time
    2. Reserved a classroom
    3. Hired an invigilator to proctor the exam for you. 
  5. Contact your home university and make arrangements for them to send us your exam by the appropriate date. This is your responsibility.
When we schedule exams

If the date of your exam falls within Concordia’s examination period, you will write your exam in one of the following time blocks:

Monday to Friday
  • 9 am –12 pm
  • 2 pm – 5 pm
  • 7 pm – 10 pm

If the date of your exam falls during any time of the academic year outside Concordia’s examination period, you will write your exam in one of the following time blocks:

Monday to Friday*
  • 9:30 am –12 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
*Mornings only on Fridays during the summer.

Contact us

Ask your university to send your exam to the following address:

Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Examinations Office – FB 830
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8

Please e-mail us at external.exams@concordia.ca for any questions.

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