These instructions are for students who attend our exam testing centers.
Please review the following information (which may have changed from previous information)
Students will be required to produce photo identification before writing the examination.
Students who arrive late for their exam will have their write time reduced accordingly.
If a student does not show up to write the exam on the set date, the exam will be sent back. In this event we will notify the home institution about the no-show.
Only the items required for the examination will be permitted in the examination room. Please be advised that Athabasca University is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.
Exam instructions must be clearly stated as to what the student is allowed to take in to the examination (pen, pencils, notes/or no notes etc.). The testing center will not engage in discussions/arguments about what he/she may take in to the exam. We will follow the instructions on the exam regardless of what information the student received from other sources.
The examination must not include any ‘interruptions’ that would require the student to exit and re-enter the examination room. (This is to eliminate distractions to other students writing examinations in the same room).
Students are encouraged to phone the testing center at least 3 or 4 days prior to the write date to ensure that the examination has arrived. We do not initiate contact with students to confirm exam has arrived.
Check if your testing center will be open on Statutory Holidays.
A student's study units for each academic period must be selected. NO CLASHES WILL BE PERMITTED.
Examination dates are subject to change by the University. Dates and times cannot be changed at the request of students.
The final examination timetable will be sent to students prior to the applicable examination by post.
It will contain the following information:
A list of the study units in which students qualify for admission to write examinations.
A list of study units (if any) in which students do NOT qualify for the examination.
Particulars of date(s) and time(s) of examination(s).
The examination instructions appear on the other side of the timetable.
Any candidate, who has NOT received his /her final timetable, must IMMEDIATELY contact the Examination Department.
Examination sessions commence at 08:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 14:30.