External Exam Services

External exam services are offered through the McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC), a part of Carleton University’s Scheduling and Examination Services (SES) department. Our center hosts test-takers for all types of assessments including computer-based and paper-based, with a specialization in accommodated exams. Our staff members possess comprehensive training in AODA compliance, mental health, and emergency procedures, enabling them to effectively support students who require accommodations based on documented needs.

Making a booking

We accept a window of at least 10 business days between submitting your booking and the exam date. This allows enough time for your exam to arrive from your home institution and our staff to coordinate resources within our facility. If you require an earlier booking and your exam can be express-mailed, we’ll try to accommodate your request.

Payment and cancellation policy

Payment can be made by: Visa, Mastercard, Visa/Debit, and Interac Online. There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 + HST you need to pay up front when booking your exam. We will contact you via email within 2 business days after reviewing your booking, and provide further details with regards to the remaining exam fee (a payment link will be included). Please ensure the full payment is made at least 5 business days before your exam date to complete your booking.

If full payment is not received by the 5-day deadline, we reserve the right to cancel your booking request. If you cancel an exam booking less than 3 business days prior, a cancellation fee up to 50% of your full payment may be withheld.

Rescheduling policy

Please check your institution’s exam policy first before rescheduling with us. We require at least 2 weeks’ notice for any rescheduling request in writing through ExternalExams@carleton.ca. For any requests later than that, our cancellation policy will apply.

Have questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 613-520-2600, ext. 1571 or via ExternalExams@carleton.ca.

Getting to your exam

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Visitor parking is available for test takers. Please arrive at least an hour early and allow sufficient time before a scheduled exam. To view the parking rates, please go to: http://www.carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/


You can see the location of all parking lots on Carleton’s campus and download the Carleton campus map.
You can view the Campus map here.

Please visit Carleton’s Directions webpage to learn how to get to Carleton’s campus on public transportation.