Faculty are required to give a final examination in each course during the scheduled final examination period. Final examinations must cover at least the material offered during the last half of the semester or, preferably, the material offered during the entire semester. A faculty member may not exempt any student from a final exam. Final exams may not be given outside the official University exam schedule unless a University approved excuse applies.
With written approval of the department head and dean, the final exam requirement may be waived for courses in which exams are not applicable.
All final grades are posted in the Banner System.
Make‑up Examinations and Required Class Assignments
The course syllabus provides expectations for class attendance and procedures for make-up exams or course work missed due to excused absences.
Students who miss examinations or required class assignments due to a planned absence for University-approved events must present the approved University excused absence to the instructor prior to missing class. The instructor can allow the student to take an exam or submit assignments prior to the planned absence, or can allow the student to arrange to make up exams or assignments within two weeks after the absence. Lab assignments, oral presentations, artistic performance or similar assignments may require special consideration and extended time to arrange completion.
In cases of excused absences for illness or other circumstances deemed appropriate as an excused absence, faculty are encouraged to provide make-up exams soon after the student returns to class.
Make-up exams must be complete prior to the beginning of the University final examination period. Faculty may not create make-up policies which result in punitive actions against students who miss exams or are absent due to University-excused absences or other excused absences.
Approved by Senate Executive Committee-March 12, 2008; Approved by Academic Advisory Council and Vice President for Academic Affairs - March 17, 2008
Mid‑semester Examinations and Grades
Mid‑semester exams are not required, but mid‑semester grades should be based on an examination or formal evaluation prior to mid‑semester. All instructors are requested to encourage students to discuss mid‑semester grades with their advisors.
Grades are posted for lower level courses at or near the mid-semester mark.
Scheduled Examinations in the Week Prior to Final Exam Week
There will be no scheduled tests in lecture-only sections the Thursday and Friday (or the last class day before finals begin) before final examinations (night classes excluded). Any exception to this policy must have written approval by the dean of the college in which the course is taught.