Rules Governing Final Examinations
In all matters relating to final exams, students with questions
should first consult with their dean's offices. Faculty wishing to seek
exceptions to the rules also should consult with their dean's offices.
Finally, the Council of Undergraduate Deans and SCUE urge instructors to
see that all examinations are actively proctored.
- No instructor may hold a final examination except during the
period in which final examinations are scheduled; when necessary,
exceptions to this policy may be granted for postponed examinations (see
3 and 4 below). No final examinations may be scheduled during the last
week of classes or on reading days.
- No student may be required to take more than two final
examinations on any calendar day during the period in which final
examinations are scheduled. If more than two are scheduled, the student
may postpone the middle exam.
- Examinations that are postponed because of conflicts with other
examinations, or because more than two examinations are scheduled in the
same day, may be taken at another time during the final examinations
period if the faculty member and student can agree on that time.
Otherwise, they must be taken during the official period for postponed
- Examinations that are postponed because of illness, a death in
the family, or some other unusual event, may be taken only during the
official periods: the first week of the spring and fall semesters.
Students must obtain permission from their dean's office to take a
postponed exam. Instructors in all courses must be willing to offer a
make-up examination to all students who are excused from the final
- No instructor may change the time or date of a final exam
without permission from the appropriate dean.
- No instructor may increase the time allowed for a final exam
beyond the scheduled two hours without permission from the appropriate
- No classes (excluding review sessions) may be held during the
- All students must be allowed to see their final examination.
Exams should be available as soon as possible after being graded with
access ensured for a period of at least one regular semester after the
exam has been given.
Stanley Chodorow, Provost
Tuesday, November 21, 1995
Volume 42 Number 13
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