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TRU-OL Examinations

The final assessment for a TRU-OL paced, self-paced or independent study course may be a supervised written examination or a final project.

Supervised written examinations are held in TRU-OL examination centres in BC, Canadian Invigilator Network centres in Canada or other supervised location arranged by the student and approved by TRU-OL. Normally, a final project is completed at the student's residence. Examination information is provided in the course package and in the course descriptions.

Instructions for applying to write examinations are included in a student's confirmation of registration package, in the TRU-OL Student Handbook, and in FAQ (search "Examinations" category).

Refer to examination policies for more information about TRU-OL examinations.

Students Residing outside BC or outside Canada

Students residing outside BC or outside Canada are required to make special arrangements to write their TRU-OL examinations.

  • The following students use the Canadian Invigilator Network (CIN) and CIN Exam Application form:

    Reside in Canada but outside BC and within 100 km of one of the centres on TRU-OL's Canadian Invigilator Network

    Procedure: Contact the centre to arrange an examination date and time and then submit your exam application request using the online exam application link in myTRU. Click on the Open Learning Student Tab. The Exam Application form is located under the bottom right under OL Online Services.

  • The following students arrange for an invigilator and use the Statement of Presiding Supervisor form:

    Reside in Canada but outside BC and more than 100 km from one of the centres on TRU-OL's Canadian Invigilator Network, or

    Reside outside Canada

    Procedure: Arrange for an examination invigilator to preside over their final examination by submitting the Statement of Presiding Supervisor form to Student Services, Examinations, by the examination application deadline date.

  • Students intending to write their examination in Hong Kong:

    Procedure: Contact Student Services, Examinations.

Accommodated Examinations

Disability Services provides academic accommodations and services to eligible TRU students, both on campus and Open Learning. To receive disability-related accommodations for exams, students must register with Disability Services at least four weeks before the exam booking deadline. Visit the Disability Services website for detailed information on eligibility, the registration process and an overview of academic accommodations.

TRU-OL Exam Sessions

Examination SessionsApplication Deadlines
Jan 11-16 Dec 12, 2016
Feb 1-6 Jan 9
Mar 8-13 Feb 14
Apr 5-10 Mar 13
May 10-15 Apr 17
June 7-12 May 15
Jul 5-10 Jun 12
Aug 9-14 Jul 17
Sept 6-11 Aug 14
Oct 11-16 Sept. 18
Nov. 1-6 Oct. 10
Nov 29-Dec 4 Nov 6
Examination SessionsApplication Deadlines
Jan 10-15 Dec 11, 2017
Feb 1-5 Jan 8
Mar 7-12 Feb 13
Apr 4-9 Mar 12
May 9-14 Apr 16
June 6-11 May 14
Jul 4-9 Jun 11
Aug. 8-13 July 16
Sept. 5-10 Aug. 13
Oct 10-15 Sept 17
Nov 1-5 Oct 9
Dec 5-10 Nov 13

UVic Examinations

Exams for OL courses delivered by UVic are arranged by the individual institution.


Refer to UVic examination policies for more information.


Students may order official transcripts online or complete and submit the Transcript Request form.

Note: Students have the right to receive transcripts of their own academic record. However, TRU-OL does not release official transcripts if a student is in debt to TRU.

Exam Procedures

Please read the Student Examination Procedures (PDF, 325 KB) document before you write your exam.