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 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. 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.
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. 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 for faculty who wish to give a makeup examination to qualified students during this exam period; details on how to request this service will be annnounced after the final examination schedule is published.
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.) 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 the Summer (3, 8 or 6 week) or Winter Sessions:
No formal final examination schedule is created by the Office of the Registrar for either the summer (3, 8 or 6 week) or winter session. Final examinations during these sessions are to be administered before the official end of the respective summer or winter 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 and spring is prepared by the Office of the Registrar. Questions or concerns regarding the examination schedule or policies may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 384-3263.