Examination Policies and Reading Days
The University Curriculum Committee must approve all changes to the examination schedule.
Final exams are determined by course meeting times, except for certain large courses.
- No student is required to take more than three final exams in one day.
- If two exams are scheduled at the same time, assembly exams take priority over time-of-class exams.
- When two assembly exams or two time-of-class exams conflict, the course with the higher number will take priority. Instructors giving make-up exams will make the necessary adjustments.
During Term Exams
- During-term examinations are held during regular class times or during assembly exam periods, which are Monday-Friday from 8:20 - 10:10 p.m. (periods E2-E3) for the fall and spring terms and Monday-Friday from 7:00 - 9:45 p.m. (periods E1-E2) for the summer terms.
- If other classes are scheduled during an exam time, instructors must provide make-up class work for students who miss class because of an assembly exam.
- When two exams conflict, assembly exams (multiple sections and/or enrollment over 300) take precedence over non-assembly exams (single sections and/or enrollment under 300). If two assembly exams conflict, the course with the higher number will take priority. Likewise, if two non-assembly exams conflict, the higher number will again take priority. Instructors giving make-up exams will make the necessary adjustments.
The two days before the start of examinations in the fall and spring semesters, generally a Thursday and Friday, are designated reading days. No classes or exams are held on these days; instead, students are encouraged to use these days for study and review.
There are no reading days in the summer terms because examinations are given during regular class periods.
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