Standing Deferred and Supplemental exams

You'll need to apply through the SSC to write your SD and supplemental exams.

Important dates

2017 Summer session courses

Application period: September 1 - October 9, 2017

Exam date: November 18, 2017

2017/18 Winter session courses

Application period: April 1 - June 11, 2018

Exam period: July 23 - August 3, 2018

If you can't write your exam during the exam period, you'll need to contact your instructor to find out whether you can write your exam at another time. Instructors aren't obliged to make alternative arrangements for students.

If you miss the deadline, please contact your academic advising office to find out if you can make other arrangements.

Before you apply

Before you apply for your SD exam, check with your instructor to see if you should write the exam through Enrolment Services or through the current session. 


  • Math SD/S exams: if you wish to write with the corresponding course's class exam in December, April or during the Summer Term, email Margaret Ness directly for your next steps. Do not contact your instructor.
  • Applied Science SD/S exams: can only be written with Enrolment Services. Apply to write your exam on the SSC.
  • CHEM 121, 123, & 233 SD/S exams: must be written during the normal exam period. Contact the Chemistry Department

Apply to write your exam

  1. Log in to the Student Service Centre (SSC).
  2. Go to Exams > Exam Application.
  3. Select your session and courses. Each course requires a separate application.
  4. Select your exam location.
    • On campus - Select Vancouver from the drop-down menu to write on campus, or select Access & Diversity to write with the A&D office.
  5. If your location requires payment, you'll be prompted to pay with VISA, MasterCard, or Interac Online.
  6. We'll email you when your exam has been scheduled. You’ll also be able to see your exam schedule and location on the SSC under Exam Application

Access & Diversity: If you're writing SD exams through Access & Diversity, you do not need to apply using the A&D Exam Booking System. After you have applied for your SD Exam on SSC, your exams will be scheduled by the Exam Coordinators in mid-July. Please log into the A&D Booking System to confirm your date and time in mid-July.

Off-campus exams

If you plan to write outside of the UBC Vancouver campus you'll be required to complete an exam application by the deadline.

Go to the Off-campus exams page

View your exam schedule

You'll be able to see your detailed and personalized exam information on the SSC Exams > Exam Application. Select the session from the drop-down menu and then click "View" beside each exam. 

Please review your exam schedule for exam clashes or hardships. In the case of an exam clash or hardship, contact at least 3 weeks before the exam period.

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