The majority of MSBS exams are administered in a block format, meaning that multiple courses schedule exams on the same day. Some courses also use written exams and practicals for assessment. 

Students must arrive on time for examinations. All instructions and corrections will be made at the beginning of the examination period and will not be repeated. Any student arriving late for a written or practical examination may be denied entry at the discretion of the proctors or course director(s). 

No allowances will be made for an exam being missed, other than documented illness or emergency. Nervousness and/or stress do not qualify for an excused absence from an exam. To be considered for an excused absence, the student must complete the "MSBS Excused Absence Form" on iNet prior to the exam. If permission is granted to delay an exam, the nature of the make-up will be at the discretion of the course director (oral, written, increased weighting on the final, etc.). Student transcripts may reflect an incomplete (IN) pending the completion of any missed exams. An unexcused absence from an exam or make-up exam may result in a grade of “zero” for that exam.  Please see the "Excused Absences" section for further clarification.

Any exceptions to this policy will be made on an individual basis and in compliance with all program and university policies.