Exam Accommodations

The information on this page is only applicable for students who have registered with Disability Access Services, and have a current accommodation letter which includes exam accommodations.

COVID-19 Update: At this time, please contact your instructor directly to arrange approved accommodations for online exams. If you need assistance, please contact AccommodatedExams@viu.ca.

Information about how to use sing text-to-speech and speech-to-text in VIULearn.

Deadlines to book accommodated exams

  • 1 week in advance for midterms/quizzes 
  • November 20 for December finals, March 20 for April finals

Exams for Cowichan campus courses: use the printable Exam Request form on the Cowichan Disability Access Services site

Online Exam Request System Tutorials

Book Exams

Exam Day Procedures

  1. Check in at Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services (Building 200) a few minutes before your scheduled start time.
  2. You will be asked to place all unauthorized items in a locked cupboard (cell phones, pagers, MP3 players, USB drives, calculators (unless permitted by instructor or as an accommodation), backpacks, heavy coats, etc.
  3. If you arrive late, you may not receive all of your accommodated time. No student is permitted to begin an exam 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, without instructor permission.
  4. Exams will end at the prescribed time, and exam materials will be collected by the invigilator.