Academic CounsellingWestern Arts and Humanities


It is the responsibility of the student to:

double check both the preliminary and final postings of the examination timetables for their courses
ensure that any examination conflicts are dealt with ahead of time
not make any travel plans until after the last day of exams, particularly before the Final exam schedule is posted.
Morning examinations are typically held at 9 a.m.; except Sundays, which are at 10 a.m.


If you have more than two examinations within 23 hours, contact your Academic Counsellor.

If you have a direct conflict between two final exams, you will be contacted via UWO Email once the final schedule is posted. If you do not receive an email, you MUST go to Student Centre Room 1120 WSS to make arrangements. For other direct conflicts (ie: a midterm and a final), please visit your Counselling Office.

Accommodation Requests

Holy Days: Verify the conflict with the Final Exam Schedule and then visit your Counsellors to request accommodation.

Sleeping in, misreading the Timetable, flight arrangements: These are not considered grounds for accommodation and professors are not required to set a Special Examination if you miss an exam due to such reasons. If you are only a half hour late, you may be given permission to start the examination. Otherwise, contact your Counselling Office as soon as possible. You are expected to schedule vacations and flights that don't conflict with the examination schedule.

Medical Illness, Compassionate issues:

Contact your Professor(s) immediately via phone or email to notify them of your illness.

For Medical Illnesses, visit a Physician and have them complete a UWO

For Compassionate issues, obtain appropriate documentation on letterhead (or as instructed by the Counselling Office).

When you are well enough, bring your documentation to the Counselling Office to discuss arranging an alternate examination. Accommodation of this nature will not be given without appropriate documentation.

Other Important Information:

Student Medical Certificate

Take-Home Exam Policy

Exam Schedule

Accommodated Exams

Examination Guidelines in the Academic Calendar

Accommodation for Religious Holidays in the Academic Calendar