5: University Regulations

Academic Regulations | Non-Academic Regulations | The Honor System
Department of Parking and Transportation Services | Department of Student Health

Academic Grievance Procedure | Academic Probation, Warning, and Suspension
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities | Attendance in Class | Auditing Courses
Awards for Academic Excellence | Changes in Class Schedules | Class Standing
Continuing Education Courses | Course Load | Cross-listed Courses | Diplomas
Enhanced Opportunities for Early Graduation | Final Examinations | Grading System | Graduation
Honorary Degrees | Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals | Non-Resident Status | Petitions
Posthumous Degrees | Readmission | Registration | Repeated Courses | Student Status
Thesis Opportunities | Transcripts | Transfer Credit

Final Examinations

Final examinations are given in courses during a designated period of time at the end of each semester. Final examinations in courses may be given only at the times listed in the Course Offering Directory, issued each semester by the Office of the University Registrar. Faculty members are not authorized to change the announced times of their examinations. Such changes may be authorized only by a faculty member's dean's office, and then only for compelling reasons. All students must have the opportunity to take the examination at the time announced in the Course Offering Directory.

Students are not permitted to take a final examination before the regularly scheduled examination. When genuinely serious conditions exist, students, with the consent of the course instructor, may be allowed to postpone a final examination until after the regular examination period. When the instructor concurs, a student must submit a postponement request on a form provided by the dean's office of the school in which the student is registered. Students will then take the examination at the instructor's convenience, usually within four weeks of the last day of the examination period.

Unexcused absence from a final examination results in an automatic grade of F in the course.


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