Final Exam Policies - Frequently Asked Questions
#1. Can I change the day and/or time of my final exam?
POSSIBLY. If you want to schedule an exam at a different day and/or time, even if the class agrees, the permission of the Associate Provost is necessary. If, however, you want to retain the original exam time and add an additional time, no permission is necessary. CAVEAT: Be sure that any new or additional days/times are NOT during the Grace Period (December 9-15) or Reading Days (all day December 14, 15, and 8AM to 5PM on December 18).
#2. Can I move my exam to a Reading Day?
NO. During Reading Days no class sessions, tests, or assignments may be required. Reading Days for the fall semester are:
December 14 and 15 (all day)
December 18 (from 8AM to 5PM)
#3. I have a student who has “special circumstances.” Can I give him/her my exam early?
POSSIBLY. If you give a single student permission to take an exam at a different day/time, you should extend that privilege to the rest of the class. However, Hoi Ning Ngai may, in consultation with an instructor, permit one student to take an exam at a different day/time depending on her review of “special circumstances”; if individual permission is granted, no provision would need to be made for the rest of the students in the class. Problems involving transportation or jobs do not qualify as “special cirucumstances.”
#4. Can I give a take-home exam and have it due the last week of class?
NO. If you give a “take home” exam, paper or project for the final exam, the due date may not be earlier than the scheduled time of the final exam set by the Registrar.
#5. I have a student who has three exams scheduled on the same day and s/he wants me to let him/her take my exam at a different time. What do I do?
Students who are scheduled for three or more exams on the same day are generally entitled to relief. Students should approach one of their instructors, preferably beginning with the instructor of the 1:30pm exam.
For additional assistance, contact the Dean for Academic Advising and Support Hoi Ning Ngai or Associate Provost Jan Thomas. Additional information on these policies may be found on the Provost’s webpage (http://www.kenyon.edu/directories/offices-services/office-of-the-provost/facilities-resources/academic-policies-memo/).