Final Exams

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

Examity is an online proctoring solution that provides students with the flexibility to take exams remotely while ensuring a high standard of academic integrity. To ensure a successful exam experience, students are responsible for ensuring their computer meets the minimum computer requirements, as described on this website, OnQ course page and syllabus. Students also need to be located in an area with sufficient high-speed internet at the time of completing exam. Students 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 students 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 the student's responsibility to ensure their 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: http://www.speedtest.net
  • 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 students schedule or reschedule assessment less than 24 hours before it is scheduled to become available, students 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, students will be assessed a fee of $40 CAD. 

Winter 2020 - April Exam Schedule 

Course Name  Course Nbr.  Section  Start Date/Time End Date/Time
Introduction to Canadian Law Law 201 001 Thu, April 16 at 9:00 am Fri, April 17 at 9:00 am
Introduction to Canadian Law  Law 201/701 700 Thu, April 16 at 9:00 am Fri, April 17 at 9:00 am
Workplace Law  Law 203/703 700 Thu, April 23 at 2:00 pm Fri, April 24 at 2:00 pm 
Public & Constitutional Law  Law 205/705 700 Tue, April 14 at 2:00 pm Wed, April 15 at 2:00 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 fee for writing final, online Law exam.  

Academic Consideration for Students with Extenuating Circumstances 

Academic Consideration is meant to assist students manage a short-term extenuating circumstance that is beyond their control and could affect academics. Students who are unable to write their final, online Law examination(s) within the allotted 24-hour period due to extenuating circumstances 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

For students enrolled in 200-level courses who require an exam deferral, please contact your home faculty or visit home faculty website for Academic Consideration policies and procedures. Students enrolled in 700-level courses who need to defer, please send an email to the Law Certificate Coordinator, Amanda Blair at amanda.blair@queensu.ca.  

For students 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 qsas.intake@queensu.ca 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

Students registered with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) and receiving accommodations throughout the term must upload their Letter of Accommodation to their OnQ course page in the "BEGIN HERE" section right under the Syllabus. 

Final Grades

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

Important Dates

Winter 2020 

  • January 6, 2020: Classes start
  • January 10, 2020: Tuition due date 
  • January 17, 2020: Last day to drop without financial penalty
  • January 17, 2020: Last day to add classes
  • February 17-21, 2020: Reading week 
  • February 28, 2020: Last day to drop without academic penalty
  • April 5, 2020: Classes end 
  • April 9-25, 2020: Exam Period

Summer 2020

  • February 3, 2020: Registration for summer term classes BEGINS
  • May 1, 2020: Tuition due date 
  • May 11, 2020: Classes start 
  • May 15, 2020: Last day to add classes 
  • May 22, 2020: Last day to drop without financial penalty 
  • July 3, 2020: Last day to drop without academic penalty 
  • August 2, 2020: Classes end 
  • August 4-7, 2020: Exam Period

PIC (Personal Interest Credit)

Bachelor of Commerce students 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 your home faculty office or visit the Bachelor of Commerce website.

B.Comm students registered or considering applying to the Certificate in Law program within the Faculty of Law should not designate courses for Personal Interest Credit as these courses do not satisfy the requirements of the certificate. To be granted the Certificate in Law, students must meet academic progression.

If a student designates a Law course for Personal Interest Credit (PIC) before accepting admittance into the Certificate in Law, this course cannot also fulfill requirements of the certificate.  

Transcripts

Students requiring 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.

Graduation

Once students have completed requirements for the Certificate in Law program, 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 all Certificate in Law requirements have been satisfied, email the Certificate in Law Program Coordinator, Amanda Blair at amanda.blair@queensu.ca.

Attending Convocation ceremony? 

On-campus students wanting to receive both diploma and Certificate in Law at their home faculty ceremony should indicate when applying to graduate in SOLUS that they are attending home faculty ceremony but not Law ceremony. If you are not a dual student, you are invited to attend 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.