Examination Information

The final exam schedule is available from the Registrar's website. Students are responsible for knowing when and where exams will take place so you should check and recheck the schedule before the exam period begins.

Notes Regarding Exam Groups: Students who have two exams scheduled for the same time will be reassigned an exam time other than the one posted for one of the courses. Students will be informed of this alternate exam time at least one week prior to the first day of exams. Students should be available for examinations on any day of the Examination Period.

In Absentia Final Exams: Copies of the Application for In Absentia Examination are available on the Registrar's website. Students who will not be present during the final exam period need to fill out an application for each in absentia examination. The Administrative Board must approve each petition for an in absentia examination. If you are enrolled in an approved study-out-of-residence program through the Office of International Programs, you need to submit an application for each in absentia exam, but do not need Administrative Board approval. The application is due 30 days before the exam. Laura will sign the form only when you have completely filled out the application with the professor's signature and all information regarding a proctor. 

Out-of-Sequence Exams due to Religious Obligations: If you need to reschedule an exam because of religious obligations, fill out the online Request for Out of Sequence Exam due to Religious Obligations on the Registrar's website. These applications are due mid-semester so don't delay!

Illnesses BEFORE a Final Exam: You can petition for a make-up exam because of illness only if the illness is documented by UHS within the 24-hour period before the beginning of the exam. In an emergency, your illness can be reported to UHS by a private physician, but it must happen before the beginning of the exam. The private physician must also supply a written statement to UHS. See "Make-Up Exams for MEDICAL Reasons" (below) for details about petitioning the Administrative Board for a make-up exam.

LATE Arrival to a Final Exam: If you arrive late for a final exam, then you may be refused admission and reported as absent. The Registrar has full authority to make the decision regarding late entry into an exam room. Report directly to the exam room up to the hours of 9:30AM for a morning exam or 2:30PM for an afternoon exam.No one will be admitted to an exam if any student has already left the exam room. Ordinarily, latecomers are not allowed to make up lost time.

Illnesses DURING a Final Exam: If you show up for any part of an exam, you cannot get a make-up exam. If you get ill during an exam, report the illness immediately to the proctor. The proctor will have you escorted to UHS, where you will be kept incommunicado until able to resume the exam. Upon resumption, you will be allowed only the balance of time not already used.

Make-Up Exams for MEDICAL Reasons: The Administrative Board has jurisdiction over granting make-up exams. No instructor may grant or give a make-up exam to any student who missed a final exam without the express authorization of the Registrar and the Administrative Board; nor may a make-up exam be given at any time or place other than that specified by the Registrar. The granting of a make-up exam is not an extension of time to complete other written work for the course. Such an extension is granted only by special vote of the Administrative Board. Petitions for make-up exams are due in Judith's office as soon as possible and no later than one week after each exam. If you have a medical excuse, fill out the UHS petition form (available from your doctor) and take the form directly to the Resident Dean's Office.

Make-Up Exams due to INADVERTENCE: If you miss an exam due to genuine inadvertence (e.g., oversleeping, thinking the exam was scheduled for a different time), go to the Resident Dean's Office immediately about petitioning the Administrative Board for a make-up exam. As part of the petition, the coursehead must send an e-mail to Laura stating that he/she will prepare a make-up exam (to be administered early in the next semester) and that you were in good standing in the course (C- or higher) before the final exam. You can petition successfully for such a make-up exam only once in your College career. If the petition fails, you will receive a permanent grade of ABS (unexcused absence), which is equivalent to a failing grade.

Extensions of Time WITHIN the Exam Period: Extensions on written work up to the end of the exam period may be granted by the instructor. Such extensions are at the discretion of the instructor; there is no need for Administrative Board action.

Extensions of Time BEYOND the Exam Period: No instructor can accept your work after the end of the exam period without the authorization of the Administrative Board. You must petition the Board for an official extension of time beyond the exam period. The notation "Incomplete" (INC), often used in the grading of graduate students, cannot under any circumstances be given to undergraduates.