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Exam Accommodation and Schedules

Examination accommodations are the most widely used service by students registered with the Accessible Learning Centre (ALC). Tests, quizzes, in-class essays, midterms and final exams can be accommodated if they are 30 minutes or longer. 

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. If you are eligible to receive this important service, there are certain responsibilities you must uphold.

Exam Registration and Deadlines

All tests, midterms and final exams bookings have fixed deadlines as set out below; booking forms must be received by the appropriate date(s). A separate form is required for each test or exam you plan to write with the ALC. Please ensure that all required information for each exam/test is included on your booking form; do not submit incomplete forms.

Exam Booking Deadlines

Exam Booking Deadlines for 2017-2018
TermMidterms/Tests/In-Class EssaysFinals
Fall Sept. 21, 2017 Nov. 8, 2017
Winter Jan. 17, 2018 March 6, 2018
Spring May 21, 2018 July 9, 2018
Intersession May 14, 2018 June 4, 2018
Summer July 16, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018

Note: If you have missed a booking deadline, complete the ALC Late Exam Request Form. Please be aware that exams booked less than five business days from the deadline date cannot be guaranteed because we require processing time.

Confirming Exam Times and Locations

Midterm and test schedules are posted outside the ALC offices (Arts 1C11 in Waterloo and DAL105 in Brantford), and on our website, three days in advance.

The final exam schedule is available approximately one week before final exams begin.


ALC examination coordinators are available on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses to address any questions or concerns you have related to the exam process. You can contact them at (Waterloo) or (Brantford).

Any questions related to room writing locations can be directed to (Waterloo) or (Brantford).