Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2010/2011)
5.3 Regulations to Govern Supplementary Examinations in the Departments of Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Physical Oceanography
  1. Supplementary examinations will be allowed in certain of the Biochemistry, Computer Science, and Physics and Physical Oceanography courses, and all Mathematics and Statistics courses 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 evaluation scheme for the course.

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

  3. Students who wish to write supplementary examinations must apply in writing to the department within one week of release of grades.

  4. A student who has clear or conditional standing may write a supplementary examination in a course if the final grade obtained is 45-49F and if his or her term mark is at least 50%.

  5. In order to pass the course, the student, must pass the supplementary examination. If the student passes the supplementary examination, then a new grade will be calculated using the same weighting 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 course grade is higher than the original, it will replace the original grade on the student's transcript, subject to the condition that the final mark will not exceed the student's term mark. 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. Normally they will 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 a supplementary examination for any one registration in a course only once; if the course result following the supplementary examination is a fail then the course must be repeated in order to obtain credit.