External Latin Certification

Students external to the University of Toronto must submit their applications for the Latin examinations by completing the PDF iconExternal Latin Application Form by March 22, 2024, with their intention to write and preferred location (online or in person).    

External Applicants must: 
1) Complete the External Latin Application Form by indicating the name and address of a faculty member willing to ensure that the proper procedures are observed in person, and send it to gradadm.medieval@utoronto.ca prior to the deadline. 
2) Pay an exam fee of $50.00 (CAD) for Canadian residents or its equivalent in US dollars for non-Canadian residents (see below). Please be aware that your registration as an external student will only be valid once the exam fee has been paid. 

External Latin Application Form

External $50 Exam Fee

St. Michael's College Students

The Latin Committee agrees to mark as internal the examinations of upper-level undergraduate students in the Mediaeval Studies programme at St. Michael’s College. For more details, see the exam assessment policies.

Dates and Times

Examinations at both Levels One and Two are set twice yearly, in September (on the Wednesday and Friday immediately after Labour Day) and in April (on the Monday and Wednesday after classes end in Toronto, usually the second week in April). For dates, please see the exam schedule. Examinations are held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT). External candidates should take them at the same time or at a time that overlaps with the Toronto time-slot.

Examination Procedures

Candidates are allowed three hours to write the examination. The use of dictionaries is not permitted, except in the case of students whose first language is not English, who are permitted to use a modern language dictionary (English-native language). Students who choose to use such a dictionary must alert the invigilator of this before the exam begins.

Answers may be written in English or French (no other language is permitted).

The examination process is anonymous. Each candidate will be assigned an anonymity code. The anonymity code should appear on the top right corner of each answer sheet. The answer paper should not bear the name of the candidate or any other identifying information.

The supervisor should scan and send the script immediately to the Graduate Administrator.

Notification of Results

Notification of results will be sent out as soon as possible, directly to the candidate and also (if requested) to the candidate’s university department. In the case of successful candidates, we will issue a `Statement of Proficiency’ indicating the level of competence, as described above. In the case of unsuccessful candidates, we may be able to indicate major areas needing attention: scripts will be returned, so that the candidate may (and we strongly advise this) go over the examination with a qualified Latinist. We regret that we cannot entertain appeals or enter into discussions of individual papers.

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