Trinity Western University

Grading Practices


Trinity Western University operates on a semester basis, with final examinations held in December and April. Final examinations in Summer Session courses are normally held on the last day of the course.

  • Absence from Final Examinations. A student who is absent from a final examination without an acceptable excuse will be assigned a zero for that examination. Absence due to illness must be supported by a medical certificate indicating the nature of the illness. If an examination is missed for any reason, including illness, the student must notify the faculty member prior to the examination and the Office of the Registrar within 48 hours of the missed examination, giving written documentation explaining the absence.
  • Religious Observances during Examination Schedules. The University does not hold examinations on Sundays, Good Friday, or Easter Monday. However, the University recognizes that some students may, on religious grounds, still require alternative times to write examinations. Students should contact the Office of the Registrar regarding alternative arrangements within two weeks of the publication of the final examination schedule.
  • Departure during Final Exam Period. Students are cautioned not to finalize plans for departure from campus during exams until they have received the final examination schedule. Exams will not be rescheduled to facilitate early departures unless the student pays a fee of $100 per exam (subject to the concurrence of both the instructor and the Faculty or School Dean concerned.) Students are urged to report any exam conflicts (i.e., two exams in the same period or three exams in a row) to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Student Access to Final Examinations. Instructors will, on request by a student, informally review the final examination with the student after the semester grade has been released. Final examinations not returned to students will be kept for one year after the examination period, after which they may be shredded or destroyed by other acceptable means.
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