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Exam Information

Some of our Graduate Level School of Computing & Information Systems paper-based exams have been moved to online exams using MuchLearning. Due to COVID19 students will use ProctorU services when writing these exams until further notice. The courses that have been changed are COMP501, COMP503, COMP660, and COMP682.

More information on Online Exams can be found at the following link.

Online Exam Information for students

Exam Regulations

Students are required to write their exam on or before the last day of their course.


AU has entered into an agreement with ProctorU to allow students the opportunity to write online exams from the comfort and convenience of any suitable location with internet access while an invigilator supervises remotely using a webcam and high-speed internet connection. This will allow students to write their exam at any time and at any location that has suitable internet bandwidth.


ProctorU is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is able to assist students worldwide if they have an online exam, webcam and high-speed internet connection.

If your course has an online exam, and you are interested in the opportunity to use the virtual invigilation service, please go to the ProctorU website to review their technical requirements and to book a write date. Before booking a write date through ProctorU, you must have completed your exam request using the using the online Exam Request Form, the invigilation identification number for ProctorU is 3278826.

ProcturU Fees

Note: ProctorU fees, like all external invigilator fees, are in addition to Athabasca University exam fees such as the Exam Rebooking Fee, Late Exam Request Fee, or Multiple Exam Fee.

ProctorU Fee Schedule

Unwritten Exams

Occasionally, circumstances arise that prevent a student from writing the exam on the scheduled write date. If this happens, the student can reschedule the exam write date. Rescheduling must take place within ten business days of the originally requested write date. Invigilators are required to return unwritten exams within five working days after the requested write date. Students who wish to reschedule their exam write date must contact the MSc IS Office

Supplemental Exams

Students are allowed one supplemental exam for each written invigilated exam. No supplemental exam will be available for take-home exams. The higher of the two marks (supplemental or original exam mark) will be used in calculating your final course grade.

In order to request a supplemental exam, you must complete and submit the Exam Request Form. Supplemental exams must be requested no later than one month after the original exam write date. The supplemental exam must be written within one month of submitting the exam request.

There is a Supplemental Exam Processing Fee

If the supplemental exam is not written, it cannot be requested again and there is no refund.

Updated March 22 2021 by Student & Academic Services

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