UNB Regulations

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Students, who by reason of illness or extenuating circumstances, are unable to write a final examination at the posted times may apply to the Registrar for permission to write a final examination at an alternate time.  A final examination written at an alternate time takes the place of the regularly scheduled final examinations which the student was unable to write. Applications for a final examination at an alternate time, supported by health certificates or other supporting documentation, must reach the Registrar within two weeks of the posted date of the final examinations which the student was unable to write.


Applications and documentation are due within two weeks of the examination date in which the student was unable to write. For students in Law, such applications and documentation must reach the Office of the Registrar within seven days of the examination which the student was unable to write.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the Application form below to make a request for your final examination to be written at an alternate time as a result of medical or compassionate grounds or an exam conflict. Upon completion your application will be sent to the Registrar’s Office and your request will be reviewed normally within two business days.

  2. You will be e-mailed a notification that your request has been received. At this point you will be prompted to submit your medical, compassionate or other documentation to support your application. Students are "required" to retain original documentation for verification by the Registrar’s Office. Your request will not normally be reviewed for consideration unless documentation is provided within the two week deadline. The preferred method to receive the required documentation is electronically. If this is not possible, please submit your originals in person or by mail to the Registrar’s Office (Sir Howard Douglas Hall) before the deadline.

  3. An email will be directed to your UNB student account to advise you of the Registrar’s Office decision. Once you receive an e-mail notification approving your request, permission is granted to write alternate examinations in the courses listed on your request form. If your request is approved and will be written on campus, the student must contact the instructor in the course as soon as possible to determine a mutually agreeable time and place for the examination. Exams are to be written and a final grade submitted within 60 days after the last day of class for the course in question.

  4. An "INC" grade will be recorded for courses in which alternate examinations are approved. An "INC" grade must be replaced by a final grade within two months after the final date for classes in the course in question. This period may be extended upon the recommendation of the instructor concerned and with the approval of the Registrar. The Registrar will record a grade of "F" if a final grade is not received by the appropriate date.