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Tests and Exams

Exam accommodations are the most widely used service by students registered with the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC).

Exam accommodations are not designed to give you an extra edge over other students, but rather to help you achieve alongside your classmates. We follow the same policy established by Laurier’s Enrolment Services, and the same code of conduct for student behaviour during the exam process applies whether you write at one of our locations or with your class.

What You Need to Know

Exam Booking Procedures

*Please note that "exam" refers to all timed assessments including quizzes, tests, midterm, final exams

Learn more about our exam booking processes, including:

  • Submitting a request to book an exam through the ALC.
  • Deferred exams.
  • Exam deadlines.

Booking Deadlines

Requests for testing accommodations are to be placed by the booking deadlines.

Student booking requests for tests/quizzes/midterms made via Accessible Learning Online that are placed less than 5 full business days prior to the testing date, will be cancelled. A business day begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30pm. Weekends do not count as business days. The day the request is submitted is not considered a full business day; the day the test occurs on is not considered a full business day. Example: my test is at 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 9th. I have submitted a booking request at midnight (12:00 am) on Friday, May 5th. My exam booking request will not be approved because I have not provided 5 full business days for the request to be processed.

Any testing accommodation request for a Final Exam submitted past the Final Exam booking deadline will not be approved.

Accessing Accommodations for Deferred Exams

Learn more about how to book your accommodations for deferred exams.

Checking Exam Locations

Know where you need to be to write your exams. Learn how you can check your exam locations on Accessible Learning Online.

Online Exams

Learn more about our exam accommodation processes for online exams

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about our processes? See our list of frequently asked questions, including tips on preparing for your exams.