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Important Announcement

Online Learning Exam Administration moved to the Registrar’s Office

In an effort to centralize exam administration, the distance exam coordination functions in the Online Learning Department  has moved to the Office of the Registrar, effective Monday June 5.  Carrie Armsworthy, online learning administrative assistant for exams, will become a member of the Systems team reporting to Stephanie Hale – Assistant Registrar (Systems). In addition to providing service and support for distance exam administration, Carrie will work with the Systems team on centralizing all exam processes as well as other Registrar’s Office student support tasks. Carrie’s new title will be Functional Support Assistant, and her new contact details are:

Location:  Evaristus 207K

Telephone: 902-457-6382

Emails regarding distance exams:

Examination Policy and General Exam Rules for Students

Please visit the Registrar's Office for important university examination policies, rules and schedules.  You will find important information on special accommodations, exam conflicts and missed exams. 

Writing Examinations at a Proctor Site

Who is Eligible to Write at a Proctor Site

Only students who reside 100 km away or more from the Mount may write at an approved proctor site.  All other students must write their examinations at Mount Saint Vincent University as scheduled.

Proctor Site Locations

Approved proctor sites are located at accredited universities and colleges across Canada.  Check the list of Approved Proctor Sites by Province to determine the most convenient location for you. 

Approved sites are also available outside of Canada.  Students studying outside of Canada, please email for assistance. Please note that depending on your location, you should plan for travel time to an approved proctor site.  All examinations must be written at an approved site.

Documentation to be Submitted to Obtain a Proctor

Once you have contacted one of the approved proctor sites, complete the Proctor Site Request Form.  This form must be submitted within TWO WEEKS from the first day of each term.  Mount Saint Vincent University reserves the right to reject proctors it deems inappropriate.

Submit Proctor Information Each Term

Submit the proctor site request form every term as this information may change from term-to-term.  Failure to provide up-to-date proctor information may result in not being able to write your exams.  All mid-term and final examinations are required to be proctored.  Please send an email to to confirm your information as approved proctor sites do change.

All proctor site request forms are screened by the University to ensure compliance with our examination policies.  Exams will be sent to your approved proctor in time for you to write on the scheduled date.  You are responsible to confirm your proctor arrangement prior to your exam date to ensure everything is in order.

All exams must be written on the date stated in your syllabus.  No examination can be written prior to the scheduled date.  Proctors will return all exams not written as scheduled.  If you are unable to write on the scheduled date, contact your professor immediately and email

Proctor Honorarium

Mount Saint Vincent University will remit a $50.00 honorarium per course, not exam, to proctors at the end of the term.  If the proctor site rate is higher than $50.00 per course or examination, you are responsible to pay the difference.  Please submit the Proctor Honorarium Form to after your exam has been written.