There are various policies regarding final examinations which are paraphrased below.
The following final examination policies are taken largely from General Information:
Final examination policies are published online in the General Information section of the University Catalog:
- Final examinations for each semester are scheduled by the Office of the Registrar. Classes that meet at the same time during a semester also have a common examination time (as given in the index of final exam times).
- There are no designated no-class days in the summer session.
- In summer, classes for nine-week and whole-session courses will not meet on final exam days for first-term courses. However, classes for second-term and whole-session courses will meet on final exam days for nine-week courses. When a conflict between a scheduled final exam and a class occurs, the student should consult the course instructor(s), department chair, and/or dean of the college.
- "No-class" days and final examination periods are listed in the official University calendar, which has been approved by the faculty, the administration, and the Board of Regents. No member of the faculty has the right to alter the calendar without the consent of all those who had approved it.
- In courses with multiple sections, the departments should provide for necessary coordination among them. Materials to be used in evaluating the student's performance must be collected by the instructor at, or prior to, the time of the regularly scheduled final examination (Handbook of Operating Procedures, Final Examinations).
- A student may address complaints related to the final examination procedures in a course to the chair of the department or the dean of the college or school in which the course is offered, or to the Office of the Ombudsperson.