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Final Exams Schedule

No classes will be scheduled once daytime final exams begin, except for developmental courses.

A comprehensive final examination, if required, must be administered at the time indicated on the final schedule. No final comprehensive examination shall be administered to a class during the two weeks prior to the officially scheduled final examination period (excluding summer sessions or half-semester courses). In the week prior to the beginning of the final examination period, unit tests, papers, projects, and other assignments are permissible if announced in the course outline/assignment sheet/syllabus or prior to midterm.

For those classes which do not, in the instructor’s judgment, require a final comprehensive examination, the time of the officially-scheduled final examination will be used for other appropriate class activities, such as evaluation, reports, performance, or regular class work. Therefore, it is expected that the class will meet at the time of the officially scheduled final examination, whether or not a final examination is administered.

Any classes not listed should have exams scheduled during exam week by individual instructors in consultation with the dean. Take-home exams are not due earlier than the scheduled exam time. Anyone who gives an exam not listed on this schedule must obtain the permission of the dean. Exam times that are in a unique time period (such as one day per week) must have prior approval of the dean.  

The examination schedule applies both to faculty and students. Unless previous arrangements have been made, it is expected that the official schedule will be followed.  Up to two hours are allotted for each exam.

Student requests to take final examinations at times other than as scheduled will be granted for only the most urgent reasons. Excessive examination load (three on one day) is a justifiable reason for a change. A student with more than two final examinations scheduled to be administered on the same day is, upon his or her request, entitled to reschedule any overload final examinations for another date and time during the official final examination week. Otherwise, a student's request to take final examinations at times other than as officially scheduled will be granted for only compelling and unforeseeable reasons outside the control of the student. These requests are to be made to the instructor, who will consult with the Campus Dean.

Performance exams in certain programs which require more than a two hour test period will be given at a time that will not conflict with the approved final exam schedule.


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