Final Exams

When you enroll in a Law course associated with the Certificate in Law, you are agreeing to write the final online exam in the BHSc Portal using Examity. The benefits of this are that you can complete the exam in your own space using your own computer. 

Examity is an online proctoring solution that provides you with the flexibility to take exams remotely while ensuring a high standard of academic integrity. To ensure a successful exam experience, you are responsible for ensuring your computer meets the minimum computer requirements, as described on this website, OnQ course page and syllabus. You will also need to be located in an area with sufficient high-speed internet at the time of completing exam. You will be given the opportunity to complete a practice quiz in advance of the final exam. The purpose of the practice quiz is to step you through the online exam process and subsequently troubleshoot any problems in advance of final exam. 

Exam dates and times are set by Queen's University and cannot be changed. Please arrange personal and work commitments around the 24-hour period that is allotted for you to schedule and complete your exam within Examity. Do not schedule vacations, appointments, travel etc. during the exam period as these requests are not considered conflicts. 

It is your responsibility to ensure your computer meets the following requirements needed for final exam:

  • You must take the exam on a desktop computer or laptop (not a tablet ex: Chromebook)
  • You must have a working built-in or external webcam and microphone
  • Your Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Determine your Internet speed by running a test at:
  • Pop-up blockers must be disabled

IMPORTANT CHANGE - The Faculty of Health Sciences who assist in administering our final exams have implemented new charge procedures regarding Examity proctored assessments. 

  • If you schedule or reschedule assessment less than 24 hours before it is scheduled to become available, you will be assessed a fee of $40 CAD. 
  • If a student-side event occurs during an assessment that requires rescheduling, such as accidentally submitting exam or technical/bandwidth issues, you will be assessed a fee of $40 CAD. 

Summer 2020 - August Exam Schedule 

Course Name  Course Nbr.  Section  Start Date/Time End Date/Time
Introduction to Canadian Law Law 201/701 700 Thu, August 6 at 12:00 PM Fri, August 7 at 12:00 PM
Corporate Law  Law 204/704 700 Wed, August 5 at 12:00 PM  Thu, August 6 at 12:00 PM
Public & Constitutional Law  Law 205/705 700 Sat, August 8 at 12:00 PM  Sun, August 9 at 12:00 PM 

Exam Centre Codes 

When enrolling in a Law course, SOLUS will require you to enter an exam centre code (location to write exam). You can enter any location including "4251" OR "Kingston, ON" as students are not assessed any off-campus fees for writing final, online Law exams.  

Academic Consideration for Students with Extenuating Circumstances 

Academic Consideration is meant to assist you manage a short-term extenuating circumstance that is beyond your control and could affect academics. If you are unable to write your final, online Law examination(s) within the allotted 24-hour period due to extenuating circumstances, you will need to submit one of the following two academic considerations.  

  1. Request for academic consideration up to 3 days
  2. Request for academic consideration between 4 days and 3 months

If you are enrolled in 200-level courses and require an exam deferral, please contact your home faculty or visit home faculty website for Academic Consideration policies and procedures. If you are enrolled in 700-level courses and need to defer, please send an email to the Law Certificate Coordinator, Amanda Blair at  

If you are seeking ongoing academic accommodations and are registered with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS), please contact your instructor or contact the QSAS Intake Coordinator at or 613-533-6000, ext. 77628.

Examples of extenuating circumstances listed below:

  • Short-term physical or mental illness (e.g., stomach flu)
  • Serious injury (e.g., concussion or broken bones)
  • Required treatment (e.g., surgery or medication side effects)
  • Serious injury or illness of significant other (e.g., car accident)
  • Bereavement (death of family member or close friend)
  • Traumatic event (e.g., divorce, sexual assault)

Examples of non-extenuating circumstances:

  • A personal event (e.g., wedding, vacation, etc.)
  • Transportation difficulties
  • Technical problems (e.g., computer issues)
  • Competing commitments (e.g., work, volunteering, extra-curricular activities, etc.)
  • High levels of academic or exam-related stress
  • For requests related to religious observances

If you are registered with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) and receiving accommodations throughout term in which you are enrolled, upload your Letter of Accommodation to OnQ course page in the "BEGIN HERE" section right under the Syllabus. 

Final Grades

Your final grades can be found on SOLUS Official transcripts showing final grades will be available on the Official Grade Release Date

Important Dates

Summer 2020 Term 

  • May 1, 2020: Tuition due date 
  • May 11, 2020: Summer term courses begin 
  • May 15, 2020: Last day to add classes 
  • June 5, 2020: Last day to drop without financial penalty 
  • July 3, 2020: Last day to drop without academic penalty 
  • August 2, 2020: Summer term courses end 
  • August 4-8, 2020: Exam Period

Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Registration Period 

  • July 27, 2020: First date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Fall 2020
  • August 10-28: Registration period opens for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. To view your Enrolment Appointment in SOLUS, click on below link. "Fall/Winter Registration" and follow instructions in "Step 1: Your "Enrolment Appointment"                                      
  • August 31, 2020: Open enrollment begins. Add and drop Fall and Winter courses

Fall 2020 Term  

  • September 1, 2020: Tuition fees due 
  • September 8, 2020: Fall courses begin 
  • September 21, 2020: Last day to add Fall term courses
  • October 15, 2020: Last day to apply in SOLUS to graduate for Fall 2020
  • October 26-30, 2020: Fall mid-term break  
  • November 2, 2020: Last day to drop Fall term courses without academic penalty
  • November 2, 2020: Last day to drop Fall term courses without financial penalty
  • December 1, 2020: First date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Spring 2021
  • December 7, 2020: Fall courses end 
  • December 8-10, 2020: Fall Term pre-examination study period
  • December 10-23, 2020: Final Assessments/Exam period for fall term

Winter 2021

  • January 10, 2021: Tuition fees due
  • January 11, 2021: Winter term courses begin 
  • January 15, 2021: Last day to drop Winter term courses without financial penalty
  • January 22, 2021: Last day to add Winter term courses
  • February 1, 2021: Registration begins for Summer term 
  • February 16-19, 2021: Mid-term Reading week   
  • March 5, 2021: Last day to drop Winter term courses without academic penalty
  • April 9, 2021: Winter term courses end 
  • April 10-13, 2021: Winter Term pre-exam study period
  • April 14-30, 2021: Exam Period
  • April 30, 2021: Last date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Spring 2021

PIC (Personal Interest Credit)

Only students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program may choose to designate an undergraduate Law course for pass/fail grading that would normally have letter grading. For more information on the academic regulations, please contact an Academic Advisor in your faculty office. Bachelor of Commerce website.

If you are registered or considering applying to the Certificate in Law program within the Faculty of Law, you are not able to designate courses for Personal Interest Credit as these courses do not satisfy the requirements of the certificate. To be granted the Certificate in Law, you must meet academic progression of C+ or higher.

If you designate a Law course for Personal Interest Credit (PIC) before being accepted into the Certificate in Law, this course cannot be used to satisfy the requirements needed for the certificate. 


If you require an official transcript or need information including ordering, how to receive and costs, please visit the University Registrar – Transcripts. 

Academic Integrity

The Certificate in Law is governed by the academic integrity policy adopted and adhered to by the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.


Once you have completed requirements for the Certificate in Law program and met academic progression, apply to graduate within SOLUS. There are two convocation ceremonies; Spring (mid-June) and Fall (mid-November). If unsure or would like to double check that all your Certificate in Law requirements have been satisfied, email the Certificate in Law Program Coordinator, Amanda Blair at

Attending Convocation ceremony? 

If you are an on-campus student wanting to receive both your diploma and Certificate in Law at home faculty ceremony, please indicate when applying to graduate in SOLUS that you are attending home faculty ceremony but not Law ceremony. If you are not a dual student, you are cordially invited to be in attendance at the Law ceremony. 

Not Attending Convocation?

If you selected "Mail" when you applied to graduate, your diploma will be sent to your primary address listed in SOLUS. Please note, it will be shipped 3-4 weeks after ceremony. Ensure your address and phone number are up to date. If address is incorrect, your certificate will be returned to the Registrar's Office, If you selected "Pick Up", your certificate will be available in Gordon Hall, Room 125 beginning on the day of your ceremony (photo identification is required to pick up). 

Important Notice:  As per the Senate Policy on Student Debtors; if you have an outstanding debt to the university your diploma will not be printed.  Once you clear your debt, you may contact the Registrar's Office to request to have it printed.

Please visit University Registrar for more information on graduation. Check out the tutorial for further details on how to apply to graduate.