Fall 2022
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Dear students,


Welcome back - we hope you had a restful and relaxing summer break!


As we return to campus, Student Accessibility and Achievement is committed to ensuring that you have the necessary information needed to access your accommodations and consult important information. To this end, our team has put together a list of resources and general information for you regarding the Fall 2022 semester!


In this message: Coming soon - ClockWork & office closure

Tips to remain on track | Exam updates for Fall 2022

Coming soon - ClockWork & office closure


Student Accessibility and Achievement is in the final phases of implementing ClockWork, a new online platform that will make it easier for students to request accommodations and other support.


Work has continued over the summer to migrate information into this new system. By the end of September, students will be able to take advantage of the new features offered by ClockWork. To ensure a seamless transition, one final push is needed to validate that the data migration has been successfully completed.


To complete this last stage, we must close the Student Accessibility & Achievement office from Monday September 19th to Friday September 23rd inclusively.


We have strategically selected this week to ensure that we will be able to launch this new system before midterms. We will continue to monitor our e-mail inboxes and voice messages for urgent requests, but most of our systems must remain offline during this migration. The Exam Center will remain open and scheduled exams will still run as planned.


If you need to meet with an Access Services Advisor, we encourage you to book a virtual or an in-person meeting as soon as possible.


We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Know your accommodations! 


After meeting with an Access Services Advisor, you would have received an email (to your McGill email address) detailing the accommodations that are part of your Individualized Accommodation Plan (IAP).


If you are unsure of the accommodations you established with an Access Services Advisor, search your inbox and re-read that email before the start of the semester. 


Book an appointment with an advisor! 


If you wish to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please consult our Contact Us page to see our appointment offerings.


We now have appointments available on campus or virtually!

Become a Peer Mentor!


Do you want an opportunity to support your fellow students, learn leadership and active listening skills, and gain CCR credit? Student Accessibility and Achievement's Peer Mentor Program is designed to enrich the university experience of McGill students from diverse backgrounds who face barriers in university.


Visit our website to learn more: Student Accessibility and Achievement Peer Mentoring.

Stay organized! 


The Student Accessibility and Achievement Learner Support webpage contains videos, apps, worksheets and other tools to enhance your academic skill development.


Learner Supports also offer webinars to support you in building the skills you need to succeed. These are available both on-demand and live through myInvolvement.


Ask questions!

The Student Accessibility and Achievement website contains a detailed general FAQ page that can respond to the majority of students' questions. This page is updated frequently as new information becomes available.


If you have a more specific question, do not hesitate to reach out to our front-line team via email.

Connect with us!


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For all timed in-person and online assessments, students who are eligible for academic accommodations with Student Accessibility and Achievement must register for their test/exam  a minimum of fourteen (14) days (including weekends) prior to the date of the assessment. 



For Fall 2022 Final Exams (in-person and virtual), the registration deadline is

Sunday November 6, 2022 (11:59pm).


For Winter 2023 Final Exams (in-person and virtual), the registration deadline is

Sunday March 12, 2022 (11:59pm).



Please note that a test/exam registration grace period will be provided at the beginning of the semester due to the add/drop deadline (September 13, 2022). Student Accessibility and Achievement will process late requests for exam sign-ups received before Sunday September 18, 2022 at 11:59pm.


Students must contact the Exam Centre a minimum of three (3) business days prior to the assessment date. Please complete this email template and send to access.exams@mcgill.ca.




Late requests will only be considered if they meet one of the following two criteria*:

  1. Newly registered student to Student Accessibility and Achievement who has an upcoming test/exam. Students must contact the Exam Centre a minimum of seven (7) days (including weekends) prior to the assessment date.

  2. Students whose instructor has announced or changed an exam date with less than fourteen (14) days notice (instructor verification will be required for approval).

Please submit your late request as soon as possible using this email template.


*Exceptional circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



For tests/exams that are scheduled to take place ON or BEFORE Sunday October 16, 2022, students can register for academic exam accommodations using the exam sign-up form. Submissions received through the exam sign-up form will be transferred to the ClockWork system.


For tests/exams that are scheduled to take place ON or AFTER Monday October 17, 2022, students will be required to register for academic exam accommodations using ClockWork. Further information about this system will be provided in the coming weeks.





Once you sign up, you will receive an automatic reply confirming that your exam sign-up request has been successfully submitted. For in-person assessments, you will receive an email message one (1) business day prior to the assessment informing you of the exam location.


Please note that time-based academic accommodations do not apply to take-home exams (48 hours or more in duration), or exams that have been accessibly-designed to incorporate additional time in the scheduled exam duration.  



For more information, please visit the Student Accessibility and Achievement General FAQ page and review any email announcements from

Student Accessibility and Achievement that you may have missed. 

Visit the archives to take a look at past emails.


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