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Final Examinations

 

 

The final examination schedule for the following academic year is published on this page annually in March .

Please see the final examinations schedules and policies for the appropriate year linked below. If more than one schedule appears, please be careful in choosing the correct academic year.

Final Examination Policies 2014-2015

 

The following policy statements apply for final examinations.

1. Final Exam Week: The eleventh week of each term is set aside for final examinations. The term "final examination" here means the last examination of the term, either comprehensive or unit examination.

2. Unit Exams: During the last week of classes no final examination may be given. A unit exam may be given only if it is in addition to the regularly scheduled final exam. The Dean of the College must approve exceptions.

3. Change of Exams: No final examination may be changed from its scheduled period except with the approval of the College Registrar. Travel arrangements, vacations, employment plans and convenience will not be viewed as sufficient reasons to change an examination. The deadline to submit a petition requesting to change a scheduled exam is the Monday of week 10 each term. Requests after this deadline will not be granted.

4. Take home examinations: Take home finals may be assigned with the final examination period as the due date.

5. Rescheduling Exams: A student may petition the instructor and the College Registrar to reschedule one of three examinations in one day. First-Year Foreign Language, Calculus or evening course examinations may not be the one rescheduled. A student desiring to reschedule an examination for a reason other than as stated her in #5 may petition the Office of the Registrar. A decision will be made by the College Registrar who may consult with the faculty member (s). Students scheduled for three or more final examinations in one day because of a multiple section examination may petition the College Registrar to be released from that final. Such students must be given the option of a make-up examination (or other suitable arrangement) by the instructor of the department giving the multiple section final examination (see multi section exams in #8 below.)

6. Schedule Rotation: The final examination schedule will be rotated each term and each year.

7. First-Year Foreign Language and Calculus: Rooms for these examinations will be available three weeks prior to the end of the term.

8. Multi Section Exams: The periods from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are reserved for the scheduling of common final examinations for courses with multiple sections.  Instructors or departments may request a multi-section exam by contacting Susan Granet (via email) in the Office of the Registrar and this reuqest must be made prior to the start of the term. Faculty will receive a confirmation email when the muti-section exam date/time/location been scheduled. All final exam date/time/location should be published on the course syllabus and adhere to the final examination policies of the college noted here as well as meet the policies in the Faculty Handbook. Students scheduled for three or more final examinations in one day because of a multiple section examination may petition the College Registrar to be released from that final. Such students must be given the option of a make-up examination (or other suitable arrangement) by the instructor of the department giving the multiple section final examination.

9. Hourly Periods: Sections meeting during hourly periods, including labs, should consult their instructor regarding the time of their final exam. Some hourly period courses will have their final exam at the scheduled time of the closest corresponding period (i.e. a 8:30 a.m. hourly class meeting on Tuesdays corresponds with 8:30 class, both beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

10. Module Courses: Courses that meet for fewer than 10 weeks may, upon the discretion of the instructor, give a final examination during the 10-week term or at the conclusion of the course. This alternate final exam time will be listed in the syllabus, or the exam will be given according to the published annual schedule.

Instructors who violate these rules should be reported to the Office of the Dean of the College.

The Dean of the College shall confer with the instructor and take appropriate action.

Make-up Examinations - If a student is absent at the giving of an examination, permission to make it up is at the discretion of the instructor. Appeals may be made by following the normal procedures for appealing a grade 

Policy Statements Senate Approved 2-2-12

Revised for academic year 3-7-14

Edited for clarity 10-23-14