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Final Exams

Final Examinations (those covering the work of the entire semester) must be administered during the final exam period at the end of the semester. They may not be given during the last week of classes or during the pre-examiniation study period.

Pre-examination Study Period

The pre-examination study period, between the end of classes and the beginning of final examinations, is set aside for students to prepare for exams. Therefore, the college does not schedule social, academic or cultural activities during this time. Deadlines for papers, take-home exams or other course work cannot be set during the pre-exam study period.

Scheduled Exams

December 19–22, 2016

Scheduled examinations are given in courses when slides, dictation or listening comprehension are required. Such examinations are administered during the regular examination period at the end of the semester and may be taken only at the scheduled time. The schedule is prepared by the registrar and the exam is administered by the instructor.

Self-Scheduled Exams

December 19–21, 2016, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
December 22, at 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

A student may elect which period they want to take each exam. *Please note, there is no evening examination period on the last day (Thursday, December 22). Distribution of exams begins 15 minutes before the exam.

Exams are picked up at designated distribution centers after showing a picture ID and an exam card and must be returned to the same center no more than two hours and 20 minutes from the time they are received by the student.

Exams must be written in classrooms in the building where they are distributed. Please see the link below of sanctioned classrooms for exams, per the Honor Board. Exams distributed in McConnell may be taken in McConnell, Sabin-Reed, Burton and Bass Halls using the bridge or tunnel between buildings.

Take-Home Exams

Take-home exams are administered by the instructor. All take-home examinations are "open book" with no restriction on writing time except for the submission deadline set by the instructor. Take-home exams may be distributed to students at any time but the deadline for submission cannot be during the pre-examination study period or after the last day of the examination period.

All take-home examinations will be accompanied by examination guidelines. Both the deadline and the place or method of delivery must be specified on the take-home examination and in the guidelines. A sample guidelines sheet is shown in Appendix G of the Faculty Code.