Exams for students taking distance classes

The time and location of your exams are listed in the final examination schedule located in your PAWS account. Do not apply for a Regular or Special Examination Centre if you are:

  • writing your final exam in Saskatoon.
  • taking an off-campus face-to-face or live streamed/televised class because you will write your exam at your off-campus site.

You will need to apply for a Regular or Special Examination Centre if you are:

  • taking an online or independent studies class and want to write your final exam outside of Saskatoon.
  • live outside 110 km driving distance from Saskatoon or a Regular Centre.
  • are registered with Access and Equity Services.
  • cannot write an examination on the scheduled day for religious reasons.

Specific deadlines to apply for a Special or Regular Examination Centre are noted on the forms listed below. 

If you require consideration for room access or service due to physical disability or impairment such as mobility, visual, hearing, or other, please notify the Distance Education Unit immediately.

Regular centres

Regular examination centres are set up throughout the province of Saskatchewan. If you live within a 110 km driving distance from an off-campus site, you will write your final exam at that site and you must submit an application for final examination form. Fees are not charged for writing exams at a Regular Centres. You will receive details on your examination arrangements approximately two to three weeks prior to the examination date.

Regular Exam Centres: Kindersley, La Ronge, Melfort, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Swift Current, Yorkton

Special centres

You are responsible for making your own arrangements to write your examination(s) under the supervision of an invigilator approved by the Distance Education Unit. 

  • The invigilator must be an established member of your community, a representative from a university, college, or school in either an administrative or academic capacity, or otherwise employed in a professional or managerial occupation (e.g., clergy, law enforcement officer, librarian). Other University of Saskatchewan students, relatives, friends, neighbours, co-workers, acquaintances or persons residing at the same address cannot invigilate exams. The Distance Education Unit reserves the right to reject prospective invigilators.
  • You will need to obtain the following information prior to submitting an application for a special centre and it is recommended that you obtain this information in advance of starting your application form:  
    • your prospective invigilator’s first and last name
    • their position/title
    • place of employment
    • home/cell telephone number
    • business telephone number
    • email address
    • business address (examinations will be mailed to a business address only)
  • The exam(s) will be mailed to your invigilator’s business address approximately 10-14 days prior to the exam date. Complete instructions and information will be provided to the invigilator in the examination package.
  • Contact your invigilator several days in advance of the examination date to ensure receipt of the exam package. You must write your exam(s) on the scheduled date and time.
  • You are responsible for any financial reimbursement that may be required for off-campus Special Centre invigilation.
Late applications may be considered, however, applications submitted 7 business days or later prior to the examination date (Canada) and 10 business days or later (International) will be charged a $25.00 administrative fee. We are not able to accept applications past the 7-10 day timelines.

Final exam forms

Final exams are scheduled to be written in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan. The room location will be posted on your class site and you will receive a notice in your PAWS email in advance of the exam date.

If you live more than 110 KM from Saskatoon, are registered with Access and Equity Services, or cannot write an examination on the scheduled day for religious reasons, you can apply for a Special or Regular Examination Centre

The deadline for submitting an application form for the Term 1 final exams (December) is November 16, 2018. If you miss the application deadline, please contact the Distance Education Unit.

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have a scheduling conflict with another class or you need to make a change to your application after you have submitted a form.

The deadline for submitting an application form for the Term 2 final exams (April) March 15, 2019. If you miss the application deadline, please contact the Distance Education Unit.

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have a scheduling conflict with another class or you need to make a change to your application after you have submitted a form.

The online form will be available the second week of February 2019.

Mid-term exam forms

The mid-term exams are scheduled to be written in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan. The room location will be posted on your class site and you will receive a notice in your PAWS email in advance of the exam date.

If you live more than 110 KM from Saskatoon, are registered with Access and Equity Services, or cannot write an examination on the scheduled day for religious reasons, you can apply for a Special Examination Centre.

Mid-term exam dates:

Monday, October 15, 2018, 8:30 am - 9:20 am. Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018, 8:30 am - 9:20 am. Application Deadline: November 16, 2018

Friday, February 15, 2019, 8:30 am - 9:20 am. Application Deadline: January 31, 2019

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have a scheduling conflict with another class or you need to make a change to your invigilator after you have submitted a form.

Mid-term exam date: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have a scheduling conflict with another class or you need to make a change to your invigilator after you have submitted a form.

Mid-term exam date: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have a scheduling conflict with another class or you need to make a change to your invigilator after you have submitted a form.

Mid-term exam date: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have a scheduling conflict with another class or you need to make a change to your invigilator after you have submitted a form.

Mid-term exam dates:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Application Deadline: February 21, 2019

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have a scheduling conflict with another class or you need to make a change to your invigilator after you have submitted a form.

Deferred and supplemental exams

Each college may have specific regulations and policies that govern deferred and supplemental exams.

Contact DEU

Questions?

Contact the Distance Education Unit if you have any questions regarding examination arrangments.

Phone: 306-966-4811 or 306-966-5563

Email: deu.exams@usask.ca