Final exam information

Final exam change requests

Submit Fall 2020 Final Exam Change Requests by October 2, 2020. Read more about change requests below. 

All final exams for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be conducted online.  All rules set forth in the Final Exam Regulations below, apply to all online final exams. 

  • All  synchronous classes holding synchronous online exams will follow the published Standard Final Exam Schedule.  
  • All  synchronous classes holding asynchronous online exams should ensure the due date for their exam is not earlier than the published Standard Final Exam Schedule day/time. 
  • All asynchronous classes holding synchronous online exams should take their final exam on Thursday, December 17, 2020 for fall and Thursday, May 6, 2021 for spring.     
  • All asynchronous classes holding asynchronous online exams should ensure the due date for their exam is no later than Wednesday, December 23, 2020 for fall and Wednesday, May 12, 2021 for spring.

Final exam regulations

Scheduling conflicts
If students have exam conflicts or three (or more) final exams within one calendar day, they may request adjustment with their college office and instructors. Such a request must be presented at least two weeks before the exam period begins. To make up the exam, students must obtain the instructor's permission.

Exam regulations
Instructors may not vary from the University final exam schedule except by concurrence of the dean of the college and the director of scheduling. This prohibition also precludes moving a final exam from a scheduled time to study day or to the last or earlier meetings of the class, except laboratory final exams which cannot be held in accordance with the regular final exam schedule.

Final exam change requests
To request a change to final exam hours, departments must submit Final Exam Change Request form. Doing so will ensure orderly consideration of student hardships. Additional common exams may be requested on the form, including room requests. Please be aware of the following:

  • Instructors who request any variation from the official final exam schedule must agree to give a special make-up exam to any students who (1) have overlapping final exam conflicts, or (2) have three (or more) exams in one calendar day.
  • Arranged exams and authorized variations in published hours shall conform with the hour-periods shown in the exam schedules.
  • Each college shall assume responsibility for making arrangements to spread out exams for students who have three (or more) exams scheduled in one calendar day.
  • Three hour exams will be scheduled on the half-day that the corresponding two-hour exams would have been given.
    • Exams are scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Submit a Final Exam Change Request to schedule a 3-hour exam if the course is not listed below.
    • The following courses have been approved for a three-hour final exam:
      • AEM 2011, 2012, 2021, 3031
      • Math 1001, 1031, 1051, 1142, 1151, 1155, 1271, 1272, 1371, 1372, 1571H, 2243, 2263, 2373, 2573H, 2374, 3592H, 3593H
      • Physics: all courses
      • PubH 3001, 3003, 3004

Extracurricular events
University Senate policy decrees that no extracurricular events which require the participation of students may be scheduled from the beginning of study day to the end of finals week. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Senate Committee on Educational Policy. The Senate advises all faculty members that students who are unable to complete course requirements during finals week shall be provided an alternative and timely opportunity to do so.