Final examinations

Final exam schedules online.

Students can access their final exam schedules for current classes via the Web. Go to Registrar's Online Services and select “Final Exam Schedule for a Student.” Identification and password are required. A public display of final exam information by unique number is also available via the Web site listed above. These services are available approximately one month before the end of the semester.

Index of final examination times.

Wednesday, December 12–Saturday, December 15
Monday, December 17–Tuesday, December 18

Index of final examination times.

If your class meets:

Your final exam will be:

MWF 8:00–9:00 am

Monday, December 17, 9:00-12:00 noon

TTh 8:00–9:30 am

Thursday, December 13, 9:00-12:00 noon

MWF 9:00–10:00 am

Thursday, December 13, 2:00-5:00 pm

TTh 9:30–11:00 am

Tuesday, December 18, 9:00-12:00 noon

MWF 10:00–11:00 am

Saturday, December 15, 9:00-12:00 noon

MWF 11:00–12:00 noon

Wednesday, December 12, 2:00-5:00 pm

TTh 11:00–12:30 pm

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00-10:00 pm

MWF 12:00–1:00 pm

Friday, December 14, 2:00-5:00 pm

TTh 12:30–2:00 pm

Monday, December 17, 2:00-5:00 pm

MWF 1:00–2:00 pm

Wednesday, December 12, 9:00-12:00 noon

MWF 2:00–3:00 pm

Saturday, December 15, 2:00-5:00 pm

TTh 2:00–3:30 pm

Friday, December 14, 9:00-12:00 noon

MWF 3:00–4:00 pm

Tuesday, December 18, 2:00-5:00 pm

TTh 3:30–5:00 pm

Saturday, December 15, 7:00-10:00 pm

MWF 4:00–5:00 pm

Friday, December 14, 7:00-10:00 pm

MWF 5:00–6:00 pm

Friday, December 14, 7:00-10:00 pm

TTh 5:00–6:30 pm

Thursday, December 13, 7:00-10:00 pm

Monday evening

Monday, December 17, 7:00-10:00 pm

Tuesday evening

Tuesday, December 18, 7:00-10:00 pm

Wednesday evening

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00-10:00 pm

Thursday evening

Thursday, December 13, 7:00-10:00 pm

Friday evening

Friday, December 14, 7:00-10:00 pm

The final examination date and time for a class is determined by the class meeting time as listed in the above index. Final examinations for classes that meet at times not listed in the above index are normally scheduled with classes meeting at the indexed time that most closely corresponds to the beginning day and time of the class. For example, the exam for a class that meets T 3:00–6:00 PM will be at the same time as exams for classes that meet TTH 3:30–5:00 PM. If the beginning time of the class is halfway between two standard class beginning times, the class will be grouped with those meeting at the later time. For example, the exam for a class that meets MW 2:30–4:00 PM will be at the same time as exams for classes that meet MWF 3:00–4:00 PM.

Uniform examinations and their correspondent makeup exams are scheduled for certain courses that administer examinations at the same time for all students enrolled in the course. Generally, these examinations are given at times other than the regular examination time. A list of uniform and makeup examinations will be printed in the final examination schedule distributed prior to the end of the semester.

Questions about the final examination schedule should be directed to the Room Scheduling section of the Office of the Registrar at 475-7600.

Final examination policies.

In accordance with Policy Memorandum 3.201, class-related activities, with the exception of office hours, are prohibited on designated no-class days and during the final examination period. These dates are set aside for students to prepare for and take scheduled final examinations. During this period, papers and projects are not to be due, review sessions are not to be scheduled, quizzes are not to be given, and there are not to be any other class-related activities, with the exception of office hours.

The final examination days for the fall semester 2012 are Wednesday, December 12, through Saturday, December 15, and Monday, December 17, through Tuesday, December 18. The designated no-class days are Monday, December 10; Tuesday, December 11; and Sunday, December 16.

There is no University policy that provides relief to students who have three examinations scheduled the same day; in that situation, students may seek the assistance of the course instructor(s), department chair, and/or dean of the college.

The following final examination policies are taken from General Information, chapter 4:

Examinations should begin promptly at the scheduled hour and should not continue beyond the three hours allocated in the official schedule.

No final examinations may be given before the examination period begins, and no change in time from that printed in the official schedule is permitted without approval. An instructor with a compelling reason to change the time of an examination must obtain the approval of the department chair and the dean of the college or school in which the course is taught before announcing an alternative examination procedure to the students.

No substantial examinations may be given during the last class week or during the reading days and the no-class days preceding the final examination period. An examination is considered to be substantial if it counts for more than 30 percent of the final course grade.

A change in the room assignment for a final examination may be made only with the approval of the registrar.

With the approval of the department chair, an instructor may choose not to give a final examination. However, if an examination is given, all students must take it and no exemptions may be allowed except pursuant to a uniform exemption policy announced to the class.

For good cause, an instructor may give a student permission to take an examination with a different class section than the one in which the student is registered.

For good cause, a student may petition his or her academic dean for permission to change the time or place of an examination from that specified in the official schedule. If permission is given by the dean and the instructor, no penalty (such as a reduction in grade) may be assessed.

In a course extending over two semesters, when the subject matter is continuous, the second-semester final examination may include the subject matter of the first semester.

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.

Uniform exams

Uniform exams, also known as departmental exams, occur when
an academic unit administers a single test to students in multiple
classes at the same time.

Since at least some of the students’ default exam periods will be
changed as a result of the uniform exam, a make-up exam must be
scheduled to accommodate any students with scheduling conflicts. Also,
uniform exams and their required make-ups may only be conducted during
specific exam periods in order to further minimize conflicts in the
students’ schedules as well as to help ensure room availability. This
page contains a table indicating which exam periods are approved for
uniform and make-up exams for each semester.

Departments will indicate their preferences for exam time, make-up time, and room assignment via the online final exam request system.
Due to demand from multiple units across campus, especially in the
earlier exam periods, we cannot ensure that each exam will be scheduled
at the requested time or in the requested room until the exams are
actually scheduled. Therefore it is best for the department to indicate a
second-choice exam time with their request. We will notify the
department if they do not get their first-choice time.

Academic units are responsible for ensuring that their exam requests
do not conflict with their own or another department’s exams and should
coordinate their requests accordingly.

Approved uniform and make-up examination periods | fall 2012



Thursday, December 13

9:00-12:00 noon

Thursday, December 13

7:00-10:00 pm

Friday, December 14

7:00-10:00 pm

Monday, December 17

9:00-12:00 noon

Monday, December 17

7:00-10:00 pm

Tuesday, December 18

7:00-10:00 pm