Fall 2020 Final Exams
Students and faculty are provided personalized final exam schedules in LionPATH. Final examinations may be given only during the special final examination period at a time and place assigned by the Office of the Registrar. For the Fall 2020 Semester, that special final examination period will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, and will end at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Final Exam Policy
Final examinations (policy 44-20) fulfill two important academic objectives: student integration of instructional material, and end-of-semester evaluation of student achievement. However, valid means other than the final examination also accomplish these objectives (e.g., term paper, final project report, take-home examination, etc.). Course instructors determine which of these methods is best.
Course instructors are expected to:
- Offer a full schedule of instruction.
- Schedule no comprehensive examinations during the last week of classes. Quizzes and narrowly limited tests worth no more than 10% or less of the course grade may be given.
- Schedule final examinations worth more than 10% of the course grade during the established final examination period.
- Set a due date during the final examination period for alternative means of evaluation (term papers, final projects, etc.) worth more than 10% of the course grade. Alternative means of evaluation worth 10% or less of the course grade may be due prior to the last day of the course.
Students who believe this policy is being violated should review the appeals process.
Student Information – Filing for Conflicts
Any student with two or more final examinations at the same meeting period MUST request a Conflict Examination. Any student with three or more final examinations on the same day may request a Conflict Examination. A Conflict Examination will be scheduled in either case.
To request a Conflict Examination, tell each of your instructors. They will resolve the conflict for you in a mutually agreeable manner. Talk to your instructors now. Do not delay. Requests for rescheduling must be submitted within three weeks of the initial publication of the final exam schedule.