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No TCard? No problem.

Posted December 2, 2022

By Sarah Ryeland-Etienne

It’s a tale as old as time: A student shows up to write their exam and discovers in a panic that they’ve forgotten their TCard. But whether they’ve lost their card, forgotten it at home or just didn’t have time to get it replaced before test time, all is not lost.

“There are many reasons why a student might not have their TCard with them when they arrive to their exam space,” says Arlene Clement, Director of Housing and TCard Services. “But we want to remind everyone that they don’t need to be turned away. There are options.”

Students without their TCard can still write midterms or exams on the scheduled day. Government-issued identification, such as a passport or driver’s license, can be shown instead.

“Even if the student doesn’t have government-issued ID with them, they can still attend their exam,” says Clement. “The invigilator will just take a photo of the student and ask them to present the appropriate ID to their department or registrar within a certain period of time.”

Faculty and instructors should contact their registrar’s office or department coordinator for more information, and to ensure that TAs and exam invigilators have the correct information to pass on to students.

Find more information on TCard policies and administration on the TCard website.