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Sessional Dates, Accommodation and Other Policies


Winter 2021 semester begins. Use your portal username & password to access courses that you have registered for starting this date.

January 5, 2021

Last day to register and pay for Fall 2021 semester courses.

January 15, 2021

Last day for 100% refund of course fee.*

January 22, 2021

Last day for 50% refund of course fee.*

January 29, 2021

No refund of course fee.

January 30 onward

Final exam period begins.

March 26, 2021

Final exam period ends.

April 9, 2021

Last day to request to defer a course. **

April 9, 2021

Academic withdrawal from a course may take place at any time unless the final exam has been written.

* All course refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Students must send a withdrawal request and a request for refund to support@captus.com. Refunds are not available if any course work has been submitted. (See deferral below.)

** Students may be able to defer their course registration to the next scheduled semester for a fee. For a student who has not participated in the course, the administrative fee is $25.00 + HST. For a student who has participated only once in either a discussion board posting or a term assignment, the administrative fee is $90.00 + HST. No deferral is permitted if more than one course component has been submitted.



Spring 2021 semester begins. Use your portal username & password to access courses that you have registered for starting this date.

May 4, 2021

Last day to register and pay for Spring 2021 semester courses.

May 14, 2021

Last day for 100% refund of course fee.*

May 21, 2021

Last day for 50% refund of course fee.*

May 28, 2021

No refund of course fee.

May 29 onward

Final exam period begins.

July 23, 2021

Final exam period ends.

August 6, 2021

Last day to request to defer a course. **

August 6, 2021

Academic withdrawal from a course may take place at any time unless the final exam has been written.

* All course refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Students must send a withdrawal request and a request for refund to support@captus.com. Refunds are not available if any course work has been submitted. (See deferral below.)

** Students may be able to defer their course registration to the next scheduled semester for a fee. For a student who has not participated in the course, the administrative fee is $25.00 + HST. For a student who has participated only once in either a discussion board posting or a term assignment, the administrative fee is $90.00 + HST. No deferral is permitted if more than one course component has been submitted.



Failure to Write an Examination

A student who misses a scheduled examination must meet the conditions of the Medical or Personal Emergency Policy to be considered eligible for rescheduling. The request for rescheduling must include supporting documentation, for example, medical documentation, and it must be submitted within five business days of the missed exam.

Medical or Personal Emergency Policy

HRPA considers an emergency to be an unplanned medical or personal event that arises within 48 hours of the scheduled exam and prevents the candidate from taking the exam. If you encounter a medical or personal emergency and choose to write the exam anyway; even if you do not complete the exam, you will be deemed to have written the exam. In other words, if you are present during the examination when the exam begins, you will be deemed to have written the exam. No exam rewrite can be offered.

A medical or personal emergency may apply to candidates themselves or to a member of the candidate's immediate family (spouse, child or parent). Candidates are expected to request to reschedule their exam if they are aware of a medical or personal event that can be anticipated will occur on or near the exam date. Medical and personal events that can be anticipated are not considered emergencies. Inability to take the exam due to work load or work conflicts, or inability to properly prepare for the exam, is not considered an emergency. Medical or personal emergency requests must be made by e-mail to Thomas Callitsis at TCallitsis@hrpa.ca within five business days of the missed exam and must include a description of the situation as well as documentation of the emergency or extenuating circumstance. Requests to reschedule because of a medical or personal emergency are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their request.

Special Accommodation Requests for Examinations

Accommodations for disabilities
It is HRPA's policy to provide reasonable testing accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities. Reasonable accommodation refers to any adjustment to the examination materials or testing environment that permits a qualified applicant with a disability to perform, without undue hardship to the institution providing accommodation. Documented disabilities are those for which there is a diagnosis by a qualified professional.

The purpose of accommodations is to provide equity, not advantage. Any requested modification that would substantially alter essential elements of the examination will not be granted. As a general principle, it is desirable to retain as much of the original examination materials and testing environment as possible, and make the accommodations specific to the disability or disabilities in question.

HRPA's Accommodation Policy is available on HRPA website, in the Regulation and HR Designations section.

The request for accommodation must be made by e-mail to Thomas Callitsis at TCallitsis@hrpa.ca at least 20 days prior to the beginning of the final examination period.

Technical Difficulties During Final Examination

Loss of Internet connection during a final exam resulting in the non-completion of the exam can be remedied by allowing additional time subsequently to complete the exam or, in the case of relatively little of the exam being written, by providing an alternate exam to be written promptly.