Important Mid-term and Final Examination
Most students registered in online learning courses write mid-term tests and/or final examinations at a pre-established centre. Centres are located in Collingwood, Brampton (spring term, intersession and summer session only), Brantford and Waterloo. Choose the centre that is nearest to you. You are expected to write all mid-term tests and final examinations at your chosen exam centre (i.e., as selected on your Online Learning Term form). If you arrive at an exam centre other than the one you selected, you may not be accommodated. Please bring your Laurier identification to your exam. If there are any changes, please contact the Centre for Online Learning at least ten business days prior to the exam.
The mid-term examination schedule is posted at the beginning of each term on the Centre for Online Learning website at www.wlu.ca/onlinelearning. You can also find a copy of the schedule in the Online Learning - Student Information in WebCT. Students are responsible for checking the schedule and making the appropriate arrangements (e.g., time off work) to write course mid-terms. Remember to bring your photo ID to the exam and to read the policy for writing distance education mid-terms ahead of time. Deferred exams are granted in limited circumstances and for legitimate reasons only (e.g., medical, bereavement, family emergency). Vacations plans are not legitimate grounds for a deferral. Not all online learning course instructors allow deferments. Please refer to the online learning website for further information.
The final examination schedule is posted at www.wlu.ca/registrar mid-way through the term. Please note that final examinations are handled by the Examinations Office (within the Registrar's Office) and are not administered by the Centre for Online Learning. Remember to bring your photo ID to the exam and to read the policy for writing final exams ahead of time.
Students who select "other" for their exam centre are responsible for arranging and paying for an approved proctor to supervise the writing of their mid-term and final examinations. Two separate forms must be completed: one for mid-terms (due on the first Friday of term) and one for finals. Proctor forms (which include return dates) can be found online under forms on the Online Learning website www.wlu.ca/onlinelearning and the Office of the Registrar website www.wlu.ca/registrar.
Academic & Related Dates Spring 2009