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Supplementary Exams

Supplementary examinations provide an opportunity for you to improve your standing in a course in which you have attained a failing grade of 5 or 10 marks below the stated pass mark. For upgrading purposes, in your last semester of studies, you may be given an opportunity to write a supplementary examination for a course in which you have attained the minimum pass mark or five marks above the minimum pass mark.

Qualifying for a Supplementary Exam

  • You must have attained a failing grade of 5 or 10 marks below the stated pass mark.

  • You may be eligible to write one supplementary per semester.

  • Supplementary exams will not apply to any course in which the final exam is worth less than 30%.

  • Academically dismissed students are not eligible to write supplementary exams.

Applying for a Supplementary Exam

What You Need to Know When Applying:

  • The Student Services office will verify your eligibility to write a supplementary exam.

  • Refund of the supplementary exam fee will be granted only if permission to write an exam is denied.

  • Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transfer: College-University program learners should contact a Guidance Counsellor, or the Service Coordinator, prior to applying for a supplementary exam for important information concerning course transferability.

  • Supplementary exams are scheduled to be written within the first two weeks of the following semester. The supplementary exam date/requirements will be emailed to your D2L course email.

  • Questions regarding supplementary exams should be directed to the Service Coordinator by calling 1.877.465.2250, menu option 1, or emailing dlsdeferred@cna.nl.ca.