Final Exam Schedule – A tentative schedule of final examinations is available on the Registrar’s web pages. Requests from instructors for deviations from the schedule (group examinations or room changes) must be approved by the Registrar. The Registrar’s office will publish a final schedule, including group exams, at least three weeks prior to finals week. Once this schedule has appeared, no changes can be made.
Final examination week is part of the regular semester and should be interpreted in that context. Students who are asked to take final examinations (variously interpreted as terminal, non-comprehensive, etc.) prior to the regular examination week are put at a decided disadvantage. Faculty members who do not give final examinations during the regular period scheduled for such examinations are expected to use that period for review or to utilize the time in some formal way in a classroom setting.
All students have the right to take their final examination at the time scheduled by the Registrar’s office.
Three-Finals-In-One-Day Conflict – It is university policy that students not be required to take three final examinations in one day. However, the published final examination schedule may contain some three-finals-in-one-day conflicts. In this situation, a student has the right to take one of the examinations on a different day.
- If the conflict arises due to an individual professor rescheduling his/her final examination from the time initially scheduled by the Registrar's Office, it is the responsibility of that professor to arrange for an equivalent examination for the student at a suitable time during examination week. If a suitable time is not agreed to, the student may appeal to the chairperson of the department in which the course is taught.
- If the conflict arises due to the scheduling of a group examination for several sections of the same course, the department scheduling the group examination must make equivalent examinations available to students for whom the scheduled group examination creates a three-finals-in-one-day conflict. When a student finds that a group examination creates such a conflict, he/she shall meet with the chairperson of the department scheduling the group examination who will arrange for the equivalent examination to be given to the student at a suitable time during examination week. If a suitable time is not agreed to, the student may appeal to the dean responsible for the area in which the course is taught.
- If a conflict arises from neither of the above reasons and if a student is taking one of the three courses in his/her major field, it is the responsibility of that instructor to arrange for an equivalent examination to be given to the student at a suitable time during examination week. If a suitable time is not agreed to, the student may appeal to the department chairperson.
Students should resolve any three-finals-in-one-day conflicts before the beginning of examination week.