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  Final Examination Schedule Information

Final Examination Schedule

FALL 2014 - FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE - Public  --  Published September 22, 2014

FALL 2014 - FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE - Individual Faculty or Student 
-- Published September 22, 2014
  -- Faculty and students may access their individual final exam schedules online through Infobank by using the link directly above.

(SPRING 2015 - FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE  --  Availalble mid-February 2015)
(SUMMER 2015 - FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE  --  Available late May 2015)

Information for Faculty and Staff:

  Fall 2014 Primary Instructor Final Exam Schedule Review Opportunity Memo (pdf)
  -- Primary instructor tentative final exam schedule review opportunity held September 12-17, 2014, 4:30pm. See memo for details.

     Online Final Exam Assignment Change Request Form
     Online Final Exam Assignment Change Request Form Instructions (pdf)

  Online Final Exam Schedule Access Instructions for Faculty (pdf)

  Fall 2014 Final Exam Schedule Individual Faculty Memo (pdf)
  Fall 2014 Final Exam Schedule Published Faculty Announcement (pdf)
  Primary Instructor Final Exam Schedule Reading Guide (pdf)
  Proctored Makeup Exam Period (Friday, 5:30-7:30pm) Info
  Auditorium Seating Layouts for General Assignment Classrooms with Capacities of 100+

Information for Students:

  Online Final Exam Schedule Access Instructions for Students (pdf)

  Fall 2014 Final Exam Schedule Individual Student Memo (pdf)
  Fall 2014 Final Exam Schedule Published Student Announcement (pdf)
  Student Final Exam Schedule Reading Guide (pdf)

Information for Departments:

  Fall 2014 Submission of Final Exam Day Assignment Needs Memo (pdf)
-- Departmental submission of final exam assignment needs held August 1 - 20, 2014, 4:30pm. See memo for details.

  Online Final Exam Assignment Needs Reporting Tool (pdf)
  Online Final Exam Assignment Needs Reporting Tool Instructions (pdf)

   Falll 2014 Final Exam Schedule Published Department Announcement (pdf)

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back periodically.

 

  Final Examination Policies Minimize

The following information pertains to the Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, University and Graduate Colleges.

Final Examination Regulations:

1.)  Instructors administering final exam week/day activities are required to use the date, time and location, if applicable, as assigned by the Office of the Registrar.

2.)  Only final examinations and makeup final examinations are to be given during final examination week or on final examination days. Review sessions will be allowed prior to a course section’s assigned final examination date and time provided classroom resources are available. 

3.)  Examination periods are two hours in length and begin at the following times: 7:30am, 10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm and 8:00pm. While examination periods are scheduled for a two hour duration, instructors are not required to use the full two hour period. 

4.)  Until the final examination schedule has been published and all makeup final examination arrangements have been completed by faculty, students should be prepared to be on campus until the last exam period of final exam week/day.

Makeup Final Examination Scheduling:

 Qualifications for Requesting a Makeup Final Examination:

Students who have:

   a.)  two or more final exams/assessments scheduled for the same exam period (direct) or
   b.)  more than two final exams/assessments scheduled for the same exam day (>-2 day)

qualify to request a makeup final examination time from their instructors. However, students are required to contact the instructors of the courses involved to register their intent to take advantage of this opportunity and must do so by October 1 for fall semesters and March 1 for spring semesters. During summer session students should contact their instructor by the end of the first week of the course in which they are enrolled. It is up to the instructors of the courses involved to work in cooperation with their students to schedule appropriate makeup final examination arrangements according to the makeup final examination scheduling policies.

Makeup Final Examination Scheduling Policies:

1.)  The Friday, 5:30-7:30pm exam period will be reserved for makeup examinations. No regular final examinations will be scheduled during this exam period. The Office of the Provost will provide proctoring services during fall and spring semesters for faculty who wish to give a makeup examination to qualified students during this exam period. See "Proctored Makeup Final Exam Period Info" for further details. Please note, proctoring services will not be availalbe during summer session.

2.)  All makeup final examinations should be scheduled during one of the designated exam periods to avoid creating conflicts.

3.)  Final examination times published by the Office of the Registrar take precedence over makeup final examination times.

4.)  Makeup exams for students with qualified conflicts should be assigned according to the following precedence rules using the new subject course numbering system.

      a.)  During FALL semesters, courses having lower subject alpha characters or lower course numbers when the conflict is within a subject will take precedence. If the conflict is within the same subject and course then the lower section number will take precedence. * 

      b.)  During SPRING semesters, courses having higher subject alpha characters or higher course numbers when the conflict is within a subject will take precedence. If the conflict is within the same subject and course then the higher section number will take precedence. *

      c.) During SUMMER sessions,
           i.) in odd numbered years, courses having lower subject alpha characters or lower course numbers when the conflict is within a subject will take precedence. If the conflict is within the same subject and course then the lower section number will take precedence. *
           ii.) in even numbered years, courses having higher subject alpha characters or higher course numbers when the conflict is within a subject will take precedence. If the conflict is within the same subject and course then the higher section number will take precedence. *

      d.)  Evaluation of same time (direct) exam conflicts takes precedence over evaluation of more than two exams scheduled for the same exam day (>-2 day) conflicts. In situations where an individual student is affected by both a direct conflict and a >-2 day conflict which involve the same course section(s), then the direct conflict should be evaluated first to determine course eligibility for a makeup exam. If, after resolving the direct conflict(s),
          i.)  the student no longer has more than two exams scheduled for the same exam day, then the student will take all remaining exams as scheduled.
          ii.)  the student still has more than two exams scheduled for the same exam day, then the remaining course sections involved in the >-2 day conflict are evaluated until the student has no more than two exams scheduled for the same exam day.
 

* Precedence regarding the use of letters in subject designations: Alpha characters are weighted higher as you travel up the alphabet with A being equivalent to 1 and Z being equivalent to 26. Subject designations should be evaluated on a letter by letter basis. Example: EDTL and ENGR. Since E is the first letter designated in both subjects and is of equal value, the second letter of each subject should be evaluated next to determine precedence. D is considered lower than N so EDTL is considered lower than ENGR.

Examples: In a fall semester, ENGR would need to issue a makeup exam when in conflict with EDTL; in a spring semester, EDTL would need to issue a makeup exam when in conflict with ENGR. Similarly, in a fall semester, ECON would need to issue a makeup exam when in conflict with BIOL; in a spring semester BIOL, would need to issue a makeup exam when in conflict with ECON. 

Final Examinations during Winter Sessions:

No formal final examination schedule is created by the Office of the Registrar for the winter session. Final examinations during this session are to be administered before the official end of the session. Examinations may occur either during the regularly scheduled course meeting time or at a time determined by the instructor in consultation with the students enrolled in the course. Examination conflicts should be handled using the precedence rules outlined in the General Exam Policies.


The final examination schedule for fall, spring and summer is prepared by the Office of the Registrar. Questions or concerns regarding the examination schedule or policies may be directed to reg-exams@uiowa.edu or 384-3263.