Exams

How do I schedule my exam?

Three to four weeks before the exam period begins, you will receive a reminder email with the information you will need to write your exam.

If you are a Seneca student and plan to write your exam at one of Seneca's 4 test centres (Newnham, Markham, King, Seneca@York), you do not need to schedule an appointment. You can just walk in during the centre?s hours of operation, present a piece of photo I.D (your Seneca card or a government-issued photo I.D), and the centre will have the exam ready for you.

For a list of the Seneca test centres hours and locations, please visit the Seneca Test Centre website.

Where can I write it?

If you live within 100km of one of the Seneca campuses, you must come into one of the four test centres to write. However, if you live more than 100km away from the city, and need to write the exam at a test centre closer to you, you can submit an Invigilation form to dl.exam@senecacollege.ca no later than 3 weeks prior to the exam date. A member of the Online Studies team will confirm that the location has been approved, and take care of ensuring that the selected test centre has your exam in advance of the exam date.

Please be advised that you will be responsible for any charges incurred for proctoring at the college/university that you book with, including costs for your proctor to ship back the completed exam(s) to our office using a traceable courier. Questions about this can be sent to dl.exam@senecacollege.ca.

The invigilation form for Seneca students can be found here.

What if I need accommodation?

If you would like to request accommodations for your exams, please contact Seneca's Counselling and Accessibility Services to make an appointment to meet with a counsellor. You may make an appointment by calling 416-491-5050 ext. 22900 or visit their website.

Where appropriate, the Counsellor will provide you with an accommodation letter outlining your Academic Accommodations. The accommodation letter will be sent directly by Counselling and Accessibility Services to the Online Studies team upon your completion of the accommodation letter distribution form. If you already have a valid accommodation letter from Counselling and Accessibility Services, you may also use the same accommodation letter distribution form to have your letter sent to the Online Studies team. If you have any questions related to the implementation of your academic accommodations, please email Online Studies at online@senecacollege.ca.

What if I need to write at another time?

or all requests to write your exam early or defer it to a later day/time, please email dl.exam@senecacollege.ca. Please be aware that for online exams, you may have to write a paper version, as the online exams are often only accessible during the exam period itself. If you would like to write your final exam before the start of the exam period, you must also ensure that you have completed all of the other course requirements prior to writing the exam.