Final Exam 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 that conforms to course objectives.

    The terminating activity shall take place only at the time and location assigned by the Office of the Registrar. Unless granted an excused absence, the faculty member responsible for the course must be present to direct the terminating activity. Faculty members may require student participation in 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 Office of the Registrar, changes and absences must be approved by the instructor’s dean. Faculty members are only obligated to offer a makeup in cases where officially scheduled exams are in conflict. Where such conflicts exist during the examination period, the following general rules apply:

    • The higher-numbered course takes precedence.
    • If courses in conflict are the same level and number, an alphabetical determination by full name of the department, not its acronym, will be made.