Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2018/2019)
8 Supplementary Examinations
  1. Supplementary examinations will be allowed in certain courses offered by the Department of Biochemistry, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics which have written final examinations. In each course, students will be informed as to the possibility of a supplementary examination during the first week of classes. This information will be provided in writing, as part of the Course Syllabus.

  2. Supplementary examinations will be of similar length and degree of difficulty as the original final examination.

  3. Students who wish to write a supplementary examination must apply in writing to the appropriate department within one week of the official release of grades by the University.

  4. Students who have clear or conditional standing may write a supplementary examination in a course if they obtained a final grade of 45-49F and if their grade in the course excluding the original final examination is at least 50%.

  5. In order to pass the course, a student who has been approved to write a supplementary examination must pass the supplementary examination. If the student passes the supplementary examination, then a new final grade will be calculated using the same evaluation scheme as used in the course, but with the result of the supplementary examination replacing that of the original final examination. Any additional course requirements, including a requirement to pass the laboratory component of a course, will continue to apply.

  6. If the new final grade is higher than the original, it will replace the original grade on the student's transcript, subject to the condition that the new final grade will not exceed the grade which the student had obtained in the course excluding the original final examination. The student's transcript will indicate that the course result was earned as the result of a supplementary examination.

  7. Supplementary examinations will be written no later than the first week of the semester immediately following the one in which the course was failed, and will normally coincide with the writing of deferred examinations. Grades for supplementary examinations will be submitted to the Office of the Registrar within one week following the commencement of classes for that semester.

  8. A student may write only one supplementary examination for any one registration in a course; if a failing grade is obtained in the course following the supplementary examination then the course must be repeated in order to obtain credit.