Final Examination Policy
All comprehensive final examinations will be held during the scheduled final examination period, according to the published comprehensive examination schedule. Any changes to the published schedule must be submitted to the department chairperson and division dean by the last week of classes, and cleared with the Registration and Records Office.
Students should not be excused from other classes to take or prepare for hourly or unit exams given during the last week of classes.
Department policy will determine which courses will have final exams, which courses have final exams at the discretion of the instructor, and in which courses final exams are unnecessary. The Course Information Sheet, available to students at the start of each course, clearly states all evaluation procedures including type of examinations. The final exam schedule is available by the middle of the term.
Failure to Report to a Final
A student who misses a final examination needs to contact the professor within two working days to discuss the eligibility for a make-up examination. If the student is not satisfied with the results of this discussion, he/she must notify the Vice President of Student Services within one working day after meeting with the instructor. Failure to do so will result in a grade of “F” for the examination.
At the time the student notifies the Vice President of Student Services, he/she will be given an appointment to discuss the absence.
It is the student’s responsibility to present, at the time of the appointment, tangible evidence that the absence was legitimate.
1. The Office of the Vice President of Student Services will evaluate the student’s excuse and notify the student and professor regarding eligibility for a make-up examination.
2. If the student’s absence from the scheduled final examination is judged to be legitimate, the Office of the Vice President of Student Services will notify the professor and the student. The Vice President’s Office, the professor and the student will work together to determine a mutually agreed-upon time for a make-up examination.
3. If the student’s absence from the scheduled final examination is judged to be not legitimate, the Office of the Vice President will notify the professor and student. The professor will enter a grade of “F” for the final examination in the student’s record.
A student who feels that he or she has been dealt with unfairly may appeal directly to the Vice President of Student Services, who will make a decision that will be considered final.