Each class is scheduled for a two-hour meeting during the final exam period. Courses not scheduled for an exam period are those classified as workshop, practice teaching, individual study, and those offered for zero credit. However, any such course is included in the schedule by specific request of the appropriate schedule deputy.
Final Exam Week
Final exam week consists of six scheduled days in regular semesters, which comprise the 16th week of the semester. Two-hour class meetings during the final period will be scheduled on the advice of the Office of the Registrar.
Scheduling of final exams during the summer session is scaled appropriately to meet demands. They are scheduled in 18 two-hour periods on the last days of the regular eight-week summer session. For four-week sessions, final exams are given on the last day of class.
The guiding principles of final exam scheduling include:
- Minimize the number of direct student exam conflicts.
- Minimize the number of students who have more than two exams on the same day.
- Minimize the number of students who have consecutive (back-to-back) exams.
- In the case of exam conflict or more than two exams on one day, the affected student after consultation with the instructors involved, may elect which of the exams are to be taken at the scheduled time (s). Saturday of the exam period may be used for solving these scheduling problems.
Final Exam Schedule
Final exam schedules are posted online one month after the beginning of each semester.
The schedule can be viewed on the Registrar’s website.