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Exam Procedure

While all examinations will be held remotely, the School allows students, in special circumstances (e.g. poor Internet connection at home), to reserve a spot in a room on campus. If you would like to use this room, you must bring your computer and all the materials you will need during the exam.

Please reserve your spot at least ten days before your exam(s) by completing the online request form. The Office of the Registrar will then confirm your exam room(s) in an email sent to your HEC Montréal address.

Please keep in mind that you must avoid entering the campus if you have any symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.), if you are waiting for the result of a screening test, have received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with a person who received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19. If you have visited the campus recently and any of the above situations apply to you, be sure to complete the declaration form (in French)


Before coming to the School

 You must watch a short video on the measures to be adopted within the building premises.

In our buildings

  • You must register with your HEC ID when you enter and leave the School.
  • You must wear a face covering at all times in our buildings. You can only remove it when you come to a halt in a classroom, cafeteria, study room or library.
  • You must wash your hands regularly and maintain distance between yourself and others inside the buildings.


Technical problems

If you have technical problems during the evaluation:

  1. Try to reconnect to ZoneCours, then to your evaluation. Your answers will stay saved in Test&Quiz, but make sure to reconnect quickly because the timer will keep running.
  2. If you are unable to do this, email soutien.ti@hec.ca, making sure to:
    • Specify the course number and your student ID number
    • Attach a screen shot that shows the issue you are having and include the time and date showing on your computer
    • Write the word EXAMINATION in the email subject line so it will be given priority status.
  3. If you are having connection issues, call 514-340-6063.
  4. While waiting for a response, continue trying to reconnect with different Internet browsers.


Absence from an evaluation

If you are absent from any evaluation (e.g., midterm or final examination, quiz or assignment), you will receive a grade of "0" unless you present a valid excuse. A valid excuse is a situation beyond your control, such as force majeure, an unforeseeable event, or an illness confirmed by a medical certificate.


How to justify an absence

Complete the Notice of absence from an evaluation form no later than five business days after the evaluation date. If you are absent from a midterm or final examination, you must also submit this form on HEC en ligne.

Reason for absence

If you are sick

The medical certificate must attest to the student’s inability to attend on the scheduled examination date. A medical form simply indicating that you consulted a physician on a given date will not be accepted.

For issues relating to COVID-19

The medical certificate is not automatically required, but if you went to one of the HEC Montréal buildings, you must complete the COVID-19 declaration form in addition to the notice of absence form. The Registrar’s Office reserves the right to look further into such matters if the situation warrants.


For timed tests and examinations in synchronous mode, as soon as you click to begin, you will no longer be able to complete either of these forms. You consent to taking the evaluation and confirm your capacity to complete it.

Upon receipt of the notice of absence

Midterm examination

You will receive confirmation at your HEC Montréal email address within two to three weeks. If the justification for your absence has been approved by the Registrar’s Office, you will be given an alternative examination to your final examination.

Final examination

You will receive confirmation at your HEC Montréal email address within two to three weeks. If the justification for your absence has been approved by the Registrar’s Office, you must make up the examination (deferred examinations).

Other evaluations (e.g., quizzes and assignments)

If your request is justified, your teacher will inform you of how you can make up the evaluation.


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