A deferred exam is an exam written at a later date, while a supplemental exam is an exam provided in addition to the usual exams for a course. Find more details on the Academic Calendar.
Standing Deferred and Supplemental exams
2021 Summer session courses
- Application period: September 1 - October 4, 2021
- Exam date: November 13, 2021
2021/22 Winter session courses
- On-campus application period: April 1 - June 6, 2022
- Off-campus application period: May 1 - June 6, 2022
- Exam period: July 18 - July 29, 2022
If you miss the deadline to apply to write an SD exam, or if extenuating or unforeseen circumstances prevent you from writing the SD exam during the official SD exam period (listed above), you are expected to contact your Academic Advising office regarding how to proceed. Departments and instructors are not obligated to make alternative arrangements for students.
Before you apply
If you’ve been granted a Deferred Standing for a missed final exam, you’ll normally be expected to apply to write the SD exam during the official deferred exam period unless otherwise indicated by your instructor, your home advising office or the department offering the course. While some instructors may be able to offer you an earlier opportunity to take a deferred exam, they are under no obligation to do so.
Please immediately contact your instructor, your home advising office or the department offering the course, to find out if an earlier exam session will be offered and how to register for it or if you should apply to write the exam through Enrolment Services.
Some departments set alternate exam dates that differ from the official deferred exam. Review the list of courses found below and follow up accordingly. Unless otherwise specified, these exceptions are not handled by Enrolment Services.
BIOL 200 SD exams
These must be written with the final exam of a subsequent offering of the course. For more information about the date and location of these exams, please contact the BIOL 200 coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEM 120, 121, 123, 130, & 233 SD exams
These exams must be written during the next formal academic exam period. Students will need to write their exam with the next course offering’s class. If you have additional questions about these courses, please submit an online request to the Chemistry Department. All other Chemistry exams need to be written during the SD/S exam period by submitting an application. Do not contact the course instructor. For detailed information about the regular exam schedule, please see UBC Exam Schedule.
Commerce SD exams
Students with deferred standing in COMM 298, COMM 393, COMR 473 must write the final exam with the next offering of the course. If you have additional questions about these exams, please contact the Undergraduate Office (UGO).
CPSC 110 SD exams
Deferred exams must be written with the challenge exam or final exam of a subsequent offering of the course. For more information about the date and location of these exams, please contact the Computer Science Department.
CPSC 100, 103, 121, 210, 221, 213, 304, 320, 322, 340 & 410 SD exams
Deferred exams must be written with the final exam of a subsequent offering of the course. For more information about the date and location of these exams, please contact your course coordinator. If your course does not have a coordinator, please contact your instructor.
Law Distance Learning Courses (Sections 99A, 99C, & 98A) SD/S exams
LAW Distance Learning Courses (Sections 99A, 99C, & 98A) SD/S exams will be scheduled by the Allard Online Learning Program. Please email email@example.com to confirm the date of your exam. For all other law exams, students will be advised by the Director, Academic Services, Allard School of Law, about the date of their SD exams. Do not apply through the SSC to write your Law SD exams.
Math SD exams
For all Math SD/S exams, please email the Math department administrator directly for your next steps. Do not contact your instructor.
STAT 200, 251, & 302 SD exams
These exams must be written during the next formal academic exam period. Students will need to write their exam with the next course offering’s class. Please contact Andrea Sollberger for more information.
STAT 300, 305, & 306 SD exams
Students from Winter Term 1 are expected to write with the April Final Exams. Please contact Andrea Sollberger for more information.
Apply to write your exam
- Log in to the Student Service Centre (SSC).
- Go to "Exam Application" under Exams.
- Select your session and courses. Each course requires a separate application.
- Select your exam location.
- On campus - Select "Vancouver" from the drop-down menu to write on campus, or select "Centre for Accessibility" to write with the accessibility office (only if you have exam accommodations)
- If your location requires payment, you'll be prompted to pay with VISA, MasterCard, or Interac Online.
- We will 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. If you are writing with the Centre for Accessibility, you will not receive an email confirmation. Please check your upcoming events.
Centre for Accessibility: Only choose the Centre for Accessibility if you typically write with exam accommodations. If you are writing SD exams through the Centre for Accessibility, you do not need to apply using the centre's 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 Centre for Accessibility’s Booking System to confirm your date and time in mid-July.
If you plan to write outside of the UBC Vancouver campus you'll be required to complete an exam application by the deadline.
View your exam schedule
You'll be able to see your detailed and personalized exam information on the SSC by clicking "Exam Application" under Exams. Select the session from the drop-down menu and then click "View" beside each exam.
If you have questions
Please contact the Enrolment Services Scheduling Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.