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TRU-OL Examinations

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

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 project examination 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 the completed CIN Exam Application form to Student Services, Examinations, by the examination application deadline.

  • 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.

TRU-OL Supervised Examinations

Only some dates will apply to a student's selected course.

Students should refer to their welcome letter.

2014 Examination Sessions 2014 Application Deadlines
January 15-20, 2014 December 16, 2013
February 12-17, 2014 January 20, 2014
March 5-10, 2014 February 11, 2014
April 9-14, 2014 March 17, 2014
May 7-12, 2014 April 14, 2014
June 11-16, 2014 May 20, 2014
July 9-14, 2014 June 16, 2014
August 6-11, 2014 July 14, 2014
September 3-8, 2014 August 11, 2014
October 1-6, 2014 September 8, 2014
November 5-10, 2014 October 14, 2014
December 3-8, 2014 November 10, 2014
2015 Examination Sessions 2015 Application Deadlines
January 14-19, 2015 December 15, 2014
February 11-16, 2015 January 19, 2015
March 11-16, 2015 February 16, 2015
April 8-13, 2015 March 16, 2015
May 6-11, 2015 April 13, 2015
June 10-15, 2015 May 19, 2015
July 8-13, 2015 June 15, 2015
August 5-10, 2015 July 13, 2015
September 9-14, 2015 August 17, 2015
October 1-5, 2015 September 7, 2015
November 4-9, 2015 October 13, 2015
December 2-7, 2015 November 9, 2015

SFU and UVic Examinations

Examinations for TRU-OL courses delivered by SFU or UVic are arranged by the individual institution.


Most courses have supervised mid-term and/or final examinations. All examinations must be written on specific dates, as scheduled by SFU. Refer to SFU examination policies for more information.


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 document before you write your exam.

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