Exams & Grades

Final exams are held at the end of each term. You are expected to be available for the entire examination period. If you make personal commitments during the examination period, you do so at your own risk. The exam schedule for Winter Term 1 is available in mid-October. The Winter Term 2 schedule is available in mid-February. Summer exam schedules and locations are posted approximately three weeks prior to exams. The mid-November and mid-March exam release dates are to add locations to the exam schedule.

Final grades are released after the final exam period. If you are dissatisfied with your assigned standing, you can schedule a review of the marked examination by making a written request to the instructor; or discuss the matter informally with the instructor(s) of the course, when possible. Should the matter remain unresolved and you believe that some or all of the material contributing to the assigned standing has been incorrectly evaluated, you may apply for a Review of Assigned Standing.

Further information can be found on the Student Services Website: Grades

Student who miss in-term work or a final exam due to conflicting responsibilities such as religious observances, military duty, or conferences, or suffer unforeseen events, such as a mental or physical health issue or a family emergency can submit a request for academic concession. Additional information about Religious Holidays can be found in the Academic Concession section in the Academic Calendar.

If your absence is due to a professional development or leadership opportunity we strongly recommend that you submit your request well in advance for consideration

Learn more about requesting Academic Concession.

Below is common advice that may be helpful if you find yourself with an incomplete or failed course. If you require a more in-depth conversation we encourage you to book an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

CHEM 121

If you have been granted a standing deferred exam for CHEM 121 you will want to consult the UBC Science Deferred Exam Schedule for your exam writing date. Your eligibility to take CHEM 123 in term 2 will be determined once the results of your standing deferred exam are available.

Some term 1 SD exams for courses offered by the Faculty of Science will be written during the first week of classes in January. It is your responsibility to know when your exam is scheduled. If you miss your exam you will not be granted an extension.

If you failed CHEM 121 you will not be permitted to continue with CHEM 123 in term 2. CHEM 123 will be dropped from your registration. CHEM 123 is typically offered in the summer session. Summer course schedules are posted in mid-February.

CHEM 154

If you failed CHEM 154 the earliest opportunity to re-take the course will be the following winter session in term 1. Alternatively, you can cover CHEM 154 by taking both CHEM 121 and CHEM 123. CHEM 121 and CHEM 123 are typically offered in the summer session.

MATH 100

If you have been granted a standing deferred exam for MATH 100, and you were passing the course prior to the final exam, you will be permitted to continue with MATH 101 and MATH 152 in term 2.

If you failed Math 100 in term 1, you will be dropped from MATH 101 by the Math department. You may be permitted to stay registered in MATH 152 based on your final grade in MATH 100 at the discretion of the Math department. The rest of your courses in term 2 will likely not be impacted without Math 100. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the pre- or co-requisites of any courses you are registered for.

Math 100 and Math 101 are pre-requisites for most engineering second-year courses and it is highly recommended that you complete them in the summer term. Math 100 is typically offered in summer term 1. Math 101 is typically offered in summer term 2. Summer course schedules are posted in mid-February.

PHYS 157

If you failed PHYS 157 you will not be permitted to continue with PHYS 158 in term 2. PHYS 158 will be dropped from your registration. You will be allowed to continue with PHYS 159.

You may register in PHYS 157/201 and T2A offered in term 2. These courses will only be available to students who failed the course in term 1. Contact ug-coord@phas.ubc.ca if PHYS 157/201 or T2A conflicts with PHYS 159. If you do not complete PHYS 157 in the winter session you will be permitted to register in PHYS 117 to cover PHYS 157. PHYS 117 is typically offered in summer term 1. You will also be permitted to register for PHYS 118 in the summer session to cover the PHYS 158 requirement. Summer course schedules are posted in mid-February.