Final Examination Policies and Procedures
The full policy relating to final examinations can be found in the Course of Study.
1. Examinations are ordinarily held in the same classroom in which the class has met for the semester. Changes in rooms must be coordinated through the Registrar. Changes to exam times require the permission of an Associate Provost.
2. Evening-course examinations are to be arranged by the instructor within the examination schedule. (Please contact the Registrar's Office to arrange a room.)
3. Exams for courses meeting for a two- or three-hour period one day a week are scheduled according to the beginning hour; exams for courses meeting five days a week are scheduled according to the MWF meeting hour.
4. Exams in a semester course are two or three hours in length. Exams may be three hours in length if the instructor has specified such at the beginning of the course. Final exams in year courses are given in the spring and are three hours in length.
5. Students seeking relief from three exams on one day should approach one of their instructors. Normally one should approach the instructor of the 1:30 exam.
6. Students are expected to sit for exams concurrently with classmates. Instructors are under no obligation to make exceptions to this rule beyond those granted by the Office of the Dean of Students (and to those students with more than two exams on one day). Problems involving transportation and/or jobs, for example, are NOT sufficient grounds for requesting a change of time for an examination.
7. If an instructor, at his or her own discretion, chooses to allow a student to take the exam at a different time, the entire class should have that option.
8. "Take-home" examinations, final papers, or other projects that serve in the place of a final examination may not be required for submission earlier than the scheduled exam time for the course.
9. Alternate or optional final exams may be scheduled for any time during the four days designated for exams. Contact the Registrar to arrange a room.
10. Instructors are responsible for setting deadlines for the submission of course work. However, they may NOT accept work after 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the semester unless an Incomplete Contract has been granted by the Dean of Students or the Dean for Academic Advising. Instructors do not request or grant Incompletes.
11. The Registrar issues all official statements to students about their final grades and their status. No instructor may inform a student of a final grade in his or her own course or in another's.