Students in the School of Health Studies should be aware of the information outlined below as it pertains to examinations.

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
  • Be aware that morning examinations are typically held at 9 a.m.; except Sundays, which are at 10 a.m.


Students with more than two examinations within 23 hours should contact their academic counsellor

Students with a direct conflict between two final exams will be contacted via UWO email once the final schedule is posted. Students who do not receive an email must go to the Western Student Services Building Room 1120 (Student Centre Room) to make arrangements.

For other direct conflicts (ie. a midterm and a final), students should visit their academic counselling office.

Accommodation Requests

Holy Days

Students should first verify the conflict with the Final Exam Schedule and then visit their academic counsellor 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 for students who miss an exam due to such reasons. Students who are only 30 minutes late for an examination may be given permission to start it. Otherwise, students should contact their Academic Counselling Office as soon as possible. Students are expected to schedule vacations and flights that do not conflict with the examination schedule.

Medical Illness/Compassionate Issues

Students should contact their Academic Counselling office immediately in person or by email to notify them of an illness and should also follow through with their professor(s) by email.

For medical illnesses students should visit a Physician and have them complete a medical form.

For compassionate issues students should obtain appropriate documentation on letterhead (or as instructed by the Academic Counselling Office).

When students are well enough they should bring their documentation to the Academic Counselling Office to discuss arranging an alternative examination. Accommodation of this nature will not be given without appropriate documentation.