This document has policy information for evaluations in the School of ICT.
In each academic course, there are a number of evaluations, including (but not limited to) tests, assignments, and a final exam. They are designed to enable a student to show evidence of learning, and achievement of the course learning outcomes.
All evaluations must be attempted or are due when scheduled. You cannot simply attempt or submit an evaluation when it is convenient with you.
Each course outline includes an overview of its evaluations, and each course professor will provide a more detailed list of evaluations, including their kind and date-and-time scheduling information.
Tests (and quizzes)
A test-like evluation must be written when scheduled.
If you are unable to write a test, what happens? It depends. Your professor will have a course policy - please read it. Be aware that some courses do NOT provide an opportunity to attempt a replacement test, and others that do.
If there is an opportunity to attempt attempt a replacement test, you are typically required to provide 1) advance notice to your professor, and 2) acceptable supporting documentation. Please read your professor's course policy for details.
An assignment-like evaluation is due on a specific date, at a specific time.
If you are unable to submit an assignment, what happens? It depends. Your professor will have a course policy - please read it. Be aware that some courses do NOT provide an opportunity to submit a late assignment, and others that do.
If there is an opportunity to submit a late assignment, its graded value will be reduced. Please read your professor's course policy for details.
If the course has a final exam, it must be written when scheduled.
The School of ICT has published a separate Exam Policy and Guide document with detailed information. Please read it.
Please be aware that you are responsible to be available for the full academic term, spanning the time period from the first day of classes, through to the last day of the exam period. It is not possible to request an absence during the exam period.
This document was most recently updated on December 9, 2016.