Did You Know? – Holiday Exam Procedures

If your course contract ends on December 31, 2010 you’ll want to note Athabasca University’s special holiday procedures for requesting and writing final exams.

Because the University will be closed for the holidays at 4:30 pm MST on Thursday, December 23, 2010 (it will reopen 8:30 am MST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011), it has created specific provisions to ensure adequate time for exams to arrive and be completed. Students may be eligible for additional time in which to write their exams.

If you are not writing your exam at the Athabasca, Edmonton, or Calgary campuses and you request it by December 12, 2010, you will be ?allowed additional time for exam completion without being charged the Late Examination Request fee.? Exams must be written by January 15, 2011.

If you request your exam after December 12, 2010, but before the course contract end date of December 31, 2010, you must pay a Late Exam Request Fee ($100). The fee must accompany the request. These exams must be written by January 31, 2011.

For further information, including special provisions for those writing at AU’s Athabasca, Calgary, or Edmonton campuses, see the full regulations or call the Information Centre at 1.800.788.9041.