Exams and Afterward

Your course will end on the final date stated in the Term and Session dates. It's important that all course assignments, activities and the final exam are completed as indicated in the course outline by the end of term. If not, you may receive a failing grade. Requests to submit work late must be directed to the course instructor who may require documentation demonstrating extenuating personal circumstances.


Students must write their exam on the day and time scheduled by the University. The start time may vary slightly depending on the off-campus exam centre. Do not schedule vacations, appointments, etc., during the exam period. Final examinations for online courses are not scheduled during the evening or on weekends.

Off-Campus Exams

Most online courses require a supervised final examination at an established exam centre or via online proctoring, where available. When you register into a course via SOLUS, you will be prompted to enter your preferred exam centre. Queen's has exam centres around the world. However, if there is no centre listed within 100km of your location, please enter 9999 (remote) as your exam centre location and email us immediately following registration for further instructions. CDS will provide you with information to help you find a proctor, includng a list of appropriate places where you can find a qualified person to proctor your exam.

Off-Campus Exam Fees

Off-campus students who register in an online course that has a final proctored exam will be charged a $75 exam fee. 

If your course does not have a proctored exam, enter 1111 when prompted for the exam centre code.  This will ensure that you will not be charged the exam fee.

Changing Your Exam Centre

If you need to change your exam centre location, notify Arts and Science Online Office by the deadline (listed below) to avoid a late administrative fee of $100.

Summer 2015 (May-June Session): Friday, May 15, 2015
Summer 2015 (May-July Session): Friday, May 15, 2015
Summer 2015 (July-August Session): Monday, July 13, 2015
Fall 2015 and Fall-Winter courses with proctored mid-term exams: Friday, November 6, 2015
Winter 2016: Friday, February 26, 2016

Where to Find the Exam Schedule

  • For students writing at an off-campus exam centre, details about the exam location and the start time of the exam will be sent to your @queensu.ca email account approximately 10 days before the exam. Note that this information will not be posted on SOLUS.
  • Be sure to check your Queen's email for important information about your off-campus exam (if applicable) or contact us if you don't receive this information within 10 days of the exam.

Calculator Policy

Calculators acceptable for use during quizzes, tests and examinations are intended to support the basic calculating functions required by most Arts and Science courses.  For this purpose, the use of the Casio 991 series calculator is permitted and is the only approved calculator for Arts and Science students.  This inexpensive calculator sells for around $25 at the Queen's Campus Bookstore, Staples and other popular suppliers of school and office supplies.


Queen's University is committed to providing full accessibility for persons with disabilities. Part of this commitment includes arranging academic accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure they have an equitable opportunity to participate in all of their academic activities.

If you are a student with a disability and think you may need accommodations, please contact the Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) and register as early as possible. For more information, including important deadlines, please visit the QSAS website

Once you receive your accommodations letter, be sure to forward a copy to cds@queensu.ca by the following deadlines:

May-June courses and May-July courses with proctored mid-term exams:  May 15

May-July courses:  June 26

July-August courses:  July 13

Fall courses and Fall-Winter courses with proctored mid-term exams:  November 6

Winter courses:  February 26

Final Grades

Your final grades will show on SOLUS. Official transcripts showing final grades will be available on the Offical Grade Release Date.  

Note: In official transcripts, a mark of IN (incomplete) is considered a grade, and your transcript is released with this grade.


For information on how to request a transcript, please visit the University Registrar - Transcripts page.