Final Examination Policies and Procedures
- College policy stipulates that neither students nor faculty members may make changes in the published examination schedule without prior approval of the Registrar. Students who have exam conflicts caused by the schedule should resolve these by discussion with the appropriate instructor and complete a Change in Examination form, available in the Registrar's office, by noon Monday of exam week. All exams must be taken by 5:00 PM on the last day of exam week.
- No exam or make-up exam should be held on Monday of exam week. Monday is considered a reading day and was approved by the faculty as a necessary free day due to concerns with student wellness during finals week.
- Examinations are ordinarily held in the same classroom in which the class has met for the semester. Changes in rooms must be coordinated with your department's Academic Support Assistant.
- All exams, take-home exams, written work, or oral defenses of written work for any course must be submitted to the appropriate instructors by the date stipulated by the instructors, or, at the latest, by 5:00 p.m. on the final day of the exam period. The only exception is when an incomplete request form has been submitted and approved in accordance with the procedure for doing so as set forth in the Student Handbook.
- Instructors may NOT accept work after 5:00 pm on the last day of the semester unless an incomplete has been granted by the Registrar's Office or the Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising.
- If your class meets 4 or 5 days per week, choose the exam time that most closely matches your class time. For example, if your class meets MTWF 8-8:50, you would use the exam time for MWF 8-8:50.
- Examinations for students in classes meeting at "arranged" hours will be during the final exam week at the examination time assigned to the time slot during which the arranged course met. If a class meets in more than one time slot, the exam may be given in either time slot listed, at the discretion of the instructor. Since many students have more than one exam a day, final exams should be limited to a maximum of three hours.
- If an instructor has two exams scheduled at the same time, they may ask another faculty member to proctor one of the exams or chose another exam time.