Final Exam Policy and Information


Final examinations

Except with the 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.

Policy governing students scheduled for three finals in the same day:

Students whose class schedule commits them to take three final examinations in one day 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 the student may elect to have rescheduled.

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

Policy governing students scheduled for two finals at the same time:

Students whose class schedule commits them to take two examinations at the same time 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 the student may elect to have rescheduled.

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

The final exam schedule is subject to change if scheduling conflicts are created by subsequent changes in the university semester calendar.

Policy governing rescheduling of examinations due to closure of the university:

In an extreme situation, it may be necessary for the university to close and cancel all scheduled activities, including final examinations. If such a situation should arise, closure information will be made available to students through various networks in the northern Illinois area.

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. Students should contact their departmental offices, Campus Information (815-753-1157), or Registration and Records (815-753-0681) to obtain rescheduled examination information.