Rules for the Conduct Of Tests and Exams
Test and Exam Services, Downtown Campus, University of Toronto


Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the information contained in the
Test and Exam Services' Student Guide.



  1. Prior to the test/exam date, carefully review the automated notification you received by e-mail confirming your test/exam start time and your assigned writing location.

    Note
    : Test and Exam Services reserves the right to assign you a different test/exam start time than that of your classmates writing in the classroom, if it is necessary to do so to provide you with your accommodations.

  2. Arrive at the assigned writing location and check-in with an invigilator at least 15 minutes prior to the start time assigned by Test and Exam Services.

  3. Present your student photo identification card (TCard) to the invigilator upon arrival. The invigilator will hold your TCard for the duration of the test/exam. Note that your official arrival time is the time at which you hand your TCard to the invigilator.

  4. Test and Exam Services does not compensate students for time lost due to late arrival, regardless of whether or not this is the practice of the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered. If you arrive at the assigned location after the start time assigned to you by Test and Exam Services:
    1. Time will be deducted from your overall permitted writing time.
    2. Additional consequences may be imposed, such as being denied permission to write the test/exam and/or other consequences based on the regulations of the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered.

  5. Access to the Test/Exam Centre is restricted to students scheduled to write with accommodations, the invigilation staff supervising the Test/Exam Centre, Test and Exam Services staff and University of Toronto staff and faculty.

  6. It is not permitted for another person to impersonate you for the purpose of writing a test/exam, nor may another person write any part of a test/exam on your behalf.

  7. To ensure the safety of students with environmental sensitivities, refrain from wearing perfume or cologne and ensure that you are not in possession of nuts, products that contain nuts or products that may contain traces of nuts. These items are not permitted in the test site.

  8. Prior to the start of a test/exam, you will be directed to place bags, books and other personal belongings in an area designated by the invigilator. The only materials you are permitted to have with you during the writing of a test/exam are those expressly authorized by the invigilator. Note that Test and Exam Services is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items or items left behind at the Test/Exam Centre. You are encouraged to leave valuable items at home.

  9. Electronic devices of any kind, unless explicitly authorized by the invigilator are NOT permitted. This includes CELL PHONES, IPODS, SMART WATCHES, etc. Possession of an electronic device during a test/exam is punishable under the University’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.



  1. The official time is determined by the clocks on the wall in the test site. As a clock might not be directly visible from your assigned space, it is recommended that you wear a watch or bring a permitted timepiece to monitor your time throughout your test/exam. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE CELL PHONES AS TIMEKEEPING DEVICES AND SMART WATCHES ARE NOT PERMITTED.

  2. During the writing of a test/exam, you may not have with you any materials (e.g. notes) or electronic devices (e.g. cell phone) except those expressly authorized by the invigilator. For detailed information about unauthorized test/exam aids, review Test and Exam Services' Student Guide.

  3. The invigilator has the authority to designate the desk at which you will sit while writing the test/exam.

  4. Prior to the start of a test/exam, you are expected to refrain from writing, typing or designating any answers to questions on the test/exam.

  5. During the writing of a test/exam, you are not permitted to communicate with anyone except the invigilator, including other students, in any manner.

  6. After the announcement of the conclusion of a test/exam, you are expected to refrain from adding information to, erasing information from or otherwise altering the test/exam.

  7. The invigilator has the authority to seize the tests/exams of students who fail to cease writing and/or typing after the announcement of the conclusion of a test/exam and a penalty may be imposed by the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered.

  8. After a test/exam, all materials must remain with Test and Exam Services. You may not keep any materials after the test/exam has concluded, including, but not limited to, tests/exams, response booklets, scantron sheets, scrap paper, and authorized aid sheets.

  9. You are expected to behave in a respectful manner toward and comply with instructions given by the invigilator and other Test and Exam Services staff. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  10. You are expected to refrain from behaving in a manner that is verbally or physically abusive toward the invigilator or other Test and Exam Services staff. Such behaviour will not be tolerated.



If your scheduled time is the same or earlier than the start time of the regularly-scheduled class sitting, you are REQUIRED TO REMAIN SEQUESTERED AND SUPERVISED INSIDE THE TEST/EXAM LOCATION UNTIL AT LEAST

  • 15 MINUTES PAST THE CLASS TEST WRITING TIME
  • 45 MINUTES PAST THE CLASS EXAM WRITING TIME

Note: This sequestering procedure applies no matter what time you finish writing the test/exam. For detailed information about sequestering procedures and requirements, please review Test and Exam Services' Student Guide.



All students at the University of Toronto are required to be aware of, familiarize themselves with and comply with the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters:

www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/behaveac



  • During the writing of a test/exam, you may not have with you any test/exam materials or electronic devices except those expressly authorized by the invigilator.
  • Be aware that possession of unauthorized test/exam materials or an electronic device during a test/exam - even if you claim not to have used it - is an academic offense that carries a significant penalty.
  • Unauthorized test/exam materials may include, but are not limited to: textbooks, course readers, class notes, or other written or typed notes of any kind. Unauthorized electronic devices may include, but are not limited to: cellular telephones, laptop computers, MP3 players (e.g. iPods), data storage devices (e.g. USB flash drives), calculators, or electronic dictionaries.
  • Students who possess and/or use unauthorized test/exam materials or electronic devices or who assist or obtain assistance from other students or from any unauthorized source during the writing of a test/exam are liable to penalties under the Code, including, but not limited to, the loss of academic credit and expulsion.
  • Be aware that at the announcement of the conclusion of a test/exam, you are expected to refrain from adding information to, erasing information from or otherwise altering the test/exam. Failing to do so is an academic offense that carries a significant penalty.
  • The invigilator has the authority to seize the tests/exams of students who fail to cease writing and/or typing after the announcement of the conclusion of a test/exam and a penalty may be imposed by the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered.
  • All students at the University of Toronto are required to be aware of, familiarize themselves with and comply with the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.


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