Disability and Learning Support Service

Exam Adjustment Process

How you will receive your exam timetable and what you should do.

Exam timetable: receiving timetable information

  • All correspondence sent from Examinations regarding your timetable will be sent from Examinations@ed.ac.uk.  Please check that this address is not marked as junk or spam.
  • Emails will only be sent to your university email address (e.g. s123456@sms.ed.ac.uk), so check this address regularly.
  • More information about exam procedures and regulations.
  • Your exam timetable will appear in your Office 365 calendar.  You must check this calendar as this is the only way you will be notified. 
  • The calendar will show all exam details. An example is shown here:
image of an example of calendar entries for an exam schedule.

 *times on your calendar will be rounded up to the nearest 5 minutes in the exam (for example 1 hour 53 minutes in your timetable will be rounded up to 1 hour 55 minutes).

Exam timetable: what you should do

  • If your exam does not appear in your Office 365 calendar by 10 days before your first exam, you should contact examinations@ed.ac.uk immediately.
  • Morning exams will usually start at 9.15am.
  • Afternoon exams will usually start at 2.30pm
  • Check your timetable regularly as your original dates and times may change.
  • If exams are missing or you are not intending on sitting an exam, email examinations@ed.ac.uk as soon as you receive your timetable. 
  • IMPORTANT: Your exams will be held in a different venue from the main exam.  If you go to the main exam venue you will not be given your exam adjustments.

On the day of the exam

  • Arrive in good time, you will not receive additional time if you are late. 
  • If you think you have not been given the correct adjustments speak to the invigilator immediately.  Then check by emailing examinations@ed.ac.uk