Local Students

Students registered in the CUOL section (T, V, R or web-based) and live within a 100 km radius of Carleton University are to write their exams on campus.

Local students registered with the Paul Menton Centre (PMC) will have their exam arrangements made by the McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC). Questions regarding these exam arrangements may be directed to MEC.

Distance Students

Students living more than 100 km from campus can arrange to write their exams under the supervision of an approved proctor. Students must complete and submit the online distance exam application, each term, by the deadline. If no arrangement is made, you are expected to write your exam on campus.

Students must be registered in the CUOL section (T, V, R or web-based) to qualify for distance exams.

A qualified proctor is required to write your distance exam. The online application will suggest pre-approved proctors and test centres based on your location; however, anyone who meets our requirements can invigilate upon CUOL’s approval.

Applications received by the deadline will be processed. Late applications may be considered, and if accepted, the student will be subject to a late fee.

More information can be found on the FAQ page.

Timing of Exams and Midterms

Students are required to abide by the Rules & Regulations regarding CUOL exams.

Students in the on-campus class and the CUOL sections write at the same time. CUOL midterms are scheduled Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Distance students write on the same day as the CUOL on-campus section. Any exception to this must be approved by the instructor.

Final exams are handled by Scheduling and Examination Services (SES) and may fall on any day of the week within the formal exam period. For the formal exam period, see the Registrar’s Office’s dates and deadlines.

CUOL exam dates are posted on our Exam Schedules page.