Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

General Deferred Exam Information

Please note that students are required to be familiar with the Examination Regulations section of the University Academic Regulations as well as general information regarding examinations.

Deferred Exam Schedule

Deferred Exam Schedule will be released one week before the first day of the exam period.

You can access the deferred exam schedule in Deferred Examination Schedule.

The schedule is not posted in Carleton Central, instead, it is posted in a different way to ensure the information is clear and complete given the pivot to online exams.  The posting gives you the following information:

  • Course #
  • Section
  • Exam start date
  • Exam start time
  • Duration
  • Exam end date
  • Exam end time
  • Exam type: fixed start/end time or over a range of time

Application and Approval Status

Please check your grade on Carleton Central if you are not sure of your application status.

If you have a DEF for a course in Carleton Central, but the deferred examination is not found in the schedule, please contact the Examinations Office by email.

If you do not have a DEF for a course and you did apply for a deferral, please contact the Registrar’s Office by email at Registrar’s Office or by telephone at (613) 520-3500.

Paul Menton Centre (PMC) Accommodations

If you are registered with the Paul Menton Centre (PMC) and have exam accommodations, these details will be sent to you by email three days before your scheduled examination.

Deferred Exam Day Information

Access to Online Exams

Unless you have been otherwise informed by your instructor, online exams will be held in cuLearn under the course you have been approved for approval.  It will be made accessible at the time the exam is scheduled to open.

Sudden Illness or Missed Deferral

You should assess your medical situation and well-being prior to entering the examination room and are expected to complete a deferred examination once begun.  If you experience a significant deterioration of your health while the examination is in progress or have missed a deferral due to other reasons, please submit an Undergraduate Academic Petition to the Registrar’s Office in order to explain the circumstances. For more information, please visit the Missed Deferrals website of the Registrar’s Office.

Other Commonly Asked Questions

Please also visit the University’s website for other FAQs.


If you have a question about and during the examination, please contact us with one of the following methods:

Exam-Related Emergency Toll-Free Call Line: 1-877-557-2930 (Canada – USA)

Outside Canada/US Exam Emergency: +1-613-518-2601

Emergency Exam SMS: 613-518-2601*

Email: onlineexams@carleton.ca

*Note: This line only accepts plaintext SMS; not MMS, media/picture messages, or WhatsApp