OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Exams

Here is the opportunity to show off what you've learned. Make sure you know where and when your exams are being held.

Where is my midterm/final exam?

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:


Exam Conflicts

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. 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

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 that 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.

Group Exams

Group exams are given in accordance with the criteria of the group midterm examination policy or the group final exam policy.

Who qualifies for a group exam? Courses with three or more sections and enrollment of 150 or more students may qualify for a group midterm or final.

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.