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 that occurs during the first full week of the term. 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.

Courses scheduled in Part of Term (PoT) 5A, the first five weeks of the term, will sit for finals during the last scheduled class meeting the fifth week of the term. Courses scheduled in PoT 5B, those offered weeks 6-10, will be scheduled during finals week, according to class meeting hours.

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:

  • Group Midterms link on the Office of the Registrar's home page under Grading and Exams.
  • Group Finals link on the Office of the Registrar's home page under Grading and Exams.

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. The petition is available only at the Office of the Registrar in the Kerr Administration Building. Petitions for changing final examinations are submitted directly to the instructor. Students may forward disapproved petitions through the dean of the college to the Office of the Registrar.

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 Office of 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.

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? 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.