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Undergraduate Final Examination Policy

The final examination week is part of the regular academic program and must be incorporated into each instructor’s course plan for the semester. Final examinations are not the only legitimate type of terminating activity, and therefore the instructor may choose an appropriate activity that conforms to course objectives.

The terminating activity shall take place only at the time and location assigned by the Scheduling Center. Unless granted an excused absence, the faculty member responsible for the course must be present for the full examination period to direct the terminating activity. Faculty members may require student attendance at the terminating activity.

Faculty members who do not schedule or do not attend the terminating activity for a course may be subject to disciplinary action commensurate with unexcused absences. Once the final examination has been set by the Scheduling Center, changes and absences must be approved by the instructor’s dean.

During the examination period, the following general rules apply where conflicts exist:

The higher numbered course takes precedence. Thus, a student enrolled in GEOG 102 and ECON 325 would take the ECON 325 exam at the assigned time and the make-up in GEOG 102.

If courses in conflict are the same level and number, an alphabetical determination by full name of department will be made. For example, a student enrolled in ACCT 481 and CNSV 481 would take the ACCT 481 exam at the assigned time and a make-up in CNSV 481.

Graduate Final Exam Policy

If a graduate course is structured such that it has a final exam or other terminating activity, that activity shall be held during the final exam week of the academic calendar. For graduate courses in which such activity would be inappropriate (an example might be a seminar course), activity during the final exam week is not required.

Maximum Number of Exams on One Day/Conflicts

A student may not be required to take more than three final exams on any one regularly scheduled examination day. For any exam over three, a make-up exam must be scheduled by the instructor for the student, at his or her request, into another mutually agreeable regular final examination period. The rules determining conflict resolution (listed above) will determine which exam or exams a student may request as make-ups.

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