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Final exam regulations

Final examinations at the university level follow strict rules and procedures. You must be familiar with these regulations to succeed in your final exams. Be prepared and you will avoid unnecessary frustration and stress.

If you break any rules you can be charged under the Academic Code of Conduct, fail the course and have the infraction noted on your student record. Please review the types of offenses under the code.

Writing final exams on campus

COVID-19: Important directives for undergraduate students

Do not come to campus to write your exam if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if public health has directed you to self-isolate. Instead, apply for a deferred exam.

Plan to show up on time for your exam. You can confirm where your exam is taking place via the Student Hub. Log into the Student Hub with your netname, select “My CU Account”, select “Academic” and then “View exam schedule.”

What to bring

  • An official piece of photo identification. If you don’t have a student ID card, bring any government-issued ID, like a driver’s license or a healthcare card.
  • A surgical mask. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided to you. You must wear the mask at all times, even while seated.
  • Your own materials for writing the exam (pens, pencils, etc.). Sharing is prohibited.
  • A thick sweater, if you wish. You may not wear your jacket during your final exam.
  • Your own tissues.

Please note you won’t be able to eat or drink during the exam. Hats are not allowed, with the exception of religious head-coverings.

On arrival

Use the hand sanitizer provided when you enter the building. Remember that wearing a surgical mask is mandatory at all time.

Please form an orderly line outside the exam room so the invigilator can confirm your attendance. Please maintain two metres of distance from the invigilator, who will ask you to remove your mask for identification purpose. Once inside the room, wait your turn (only two to three students at a time) to place your belongings at the front of the room and then take your seat. Keep your mask on.

During the exam

Do your best not to touch your nose, mouth, or eyes with your bare hands. Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze (use tissues or the crook of your elbow) or cough. In case of tissue usage, immediately raise your hand for permission from the invigilator to get up and discard used tissues in the trashcan. Sanitize your hands with the sanitizer provided.

Once you finish writing your exam

Please raise your hand and wait for the invigilator to call you to the podium to submit your exam and then collect your belongings (only two to three students at a time).

We recommend you use the hand sanitizer provided before you leave the exam room. Please avoid gathering outside the exam room. You do not need to worry about cleaning or disinfecting surfaces you touched. University staff will take of that.

If you later experience COVID-19 symptoms (within 48 hours), you must:

  • Stay home
  • Call Public Health 1-877-644-4545 and follow their instructions.
  • Concordia Environmental, Health and Safety Department at 514-848-2424, ext. 4877 or email us


Contact the Exams Office at

Be sure to review all the Final Examination Regulations in section 16.3.7 in the undergraduate calendar. 

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