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Final Exam Schedules

Mass Exams

Students enrolled in classes that include several sections meeting together will follow the mass exam schedule.

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Standard Exams

Students enrolled in classes that meet as a stand alone class will follow the standard exam schedule.

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Final Exam Policy and Information

Except with written approval of the dean of the college, all undergraduate classes are to meet for examination or other instructional purposes at the time assigned in the final examination schedule. Class meetings scheduled during the final examination period are considered part of the regular semester. Evening classes scheduled for a final meeting during the final examination period also fall under this policy.

If your class schedule commits you to take three final examinations in one day, you may elect to have the examination in the highest-numbered course of the three rescheduled. However, if the occurrence of three finals in one day is the result of the examination in a particular class having been rescheduled (with appropriate approval), the examination that does not conform to the announced schedule is the one you may elect to have rescheduled.

To reschedule an examination, you should contact the course instructor at least one week prior to the first day of final examination week.

If your class schedule commits you to take two examinations at the same time, you may have the examination in the higher-numbered course rescheduled. However, if the occurrence of two finals at the same time is the result of the examination in a particular course having been rescheduled (with appropriate approval), the examination that does not conform to the announced schedule is the one you may elect to have rescheduled.

To reschedule an examination, you should contact the course instructor at least one week prior to the first day of final examination week.

In an extreme situation, it may be necessary for the university to close and cancel all scheduled activities, including final exams. If such a situation should arise, closure information will be made available on the homepage.

By the end of the first working day after the closure, a detailed examination schedule will be made available by the Office of Registration and Records. This schedule will be distributed to departmental, college, personnel and other university offices. You should contact your departmental offices, Campus Information (815-753-1000) or Registration and Records (815-753-0681) to obtain rescheduled examination information.

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