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Exam Information

For information about scheduling examinations, see the individual pages for each type of exam.

Academic Regulations: Examinations

University Exams must be scheduled according to Academic Regulations. Excerpts from key regulations are listed. Links to the complete Academic Regulations, Examination Rules 74-89, are posted below.

74. Finals Examinations Week 80. Scheduling All Common Examinations
75. Final Examination Schedule 81. Scheduling Out-Of-Class Examinations
76. Special Periods for Final Examinations 82. Accommodations for Absence due to Religious Observances
77. Three or More in One Day 83. Accommodation of Disabilities in the administration of examinations
78. Closed Week 88. Midterm Grade Submittal
79. No Early Examinations 89. Final Grade Submittal

 

80. Scheduling All Common Examinations

...Common examinations may be requested for courses having an enrollment of at least two percent of the total student body or undergraduate courses with multiple lecture sections.

Up to four common examinations may be scheduled outside the official class meeting time each semester. Common examination periods must be scheduled at the following time blocks:

  • Monday and Friday: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.; 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; and 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

One class period shall be omitted to compensate for each common examination given. A class period lost to Labor Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day holiday(s), and/or any other class day omitted from the academic calendar may be counted toward this compensation for a common examination...

Academic Regulations, Rule 80

81. Scheduling Out-Of-Class Examinations

...Officially scheduled class meetings, including lectures, labs, and studios, and common exams have priority over out-of-class examinations.

Departments may schedule up to four out-of-class examinations at a fixed time for undergraduate (100-400-level) courses.  Out-of-class examination periods must be scheduled at the following time blocks:

  • Monday and Friday: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.; 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; and 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

One class period shall be omitted to compensate for each out-of-class examination given.  A class period lost to Labor Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day holiday(s), and/or any other class day omitted from the academic calendar may be counted toward this compensation.  

Academic Regulations, Rules 81