The final exam time of a course is most often determined by the first meeting date and time of the course. For example a course that meets for the first time on Monday at 0800 may have a final exam time of Wednesday at 1200. You can view the final by class meeting hours schedule by term. The final exam is typically held in the regular meeting location for the course. An instructor may request a different date, time, and/or location for the final exam so follow any instructions given by your professor.
Courses with multiple sections may request group midterms or finals. Use these links to the web-viewer tool to see the date, time and location of:
In accordance with the exam conflict resolution policy, instructors who can make arrangements to reschedule an exam for a student may do so upon their own authority; no further approvals are required. If the instructor is unable to accommodate a rescheduled exam time a student may complete a Petition to Change Time of Final Exam. The petition is available only at the Office of the Registrar. As stated in the Petition to Change Time of Final Exam policy, disapproved petitions may be reviewed by the dean of the college and, if necessary, through the dean it may be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for review.
Final exams are 110 minutes in length and scheduled according to the first class meeting or, in the case of group finals, according to the group final schedule (available by clicking on Group Finals on the Registrar's home page under Grading and Exams). Instructors may request to change the time of their final exam in accordance with the final examination policy. The request must be submitted by the end of the fifth week of the term and include the endorsement of the department chair and dean. If approved, accommodations must be made to provide the exam on the originally scheduled date and time for those students who are unable to take the exam at the new date/time. Final exams are not to be held during Dead Week. Any requests to hold a final exam during Dead Week must be addressed to the Academic Requirements Committee.
Who qualifies for a group exam? A course qualifies for a group midterm if it consists of three or more sections, or two sections of an anticipated enrollment of 150 or more students. All sections of the course constitute the group.
How does a department request a group exam? Departments may request a group midterm by forwarding a request, endorsed by the dean, to the Office of the Registrar no later than the second Friday of the term. Requests for a group final must be endorsed by the dean and submitted to the Office of the Registrar in time to meet the publication deadline for the forthcoming Schedule of Classes.
How long are group exams? Group midterms are one class period in length. Group finals are 110 minutes in length.