Final examinations shall be given during the time and date designated in the class schedule. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing by the dean of the college and announced no later than the last day to drop a course.
In recognition of students’ needs to prepare for final examinations, it is contrary to campus policy to assign previously unscheduled work in the form of tests, papers, or reports during the 14 calendar days prior to the examination period of each semester or five calendar days prior to the examination period of each summer session. There will be no final examinations during the reading period.
Classroom and Laboratory Examination
For purposes of security, and to ensure that assistance is available, it is expected that someone familiar with the examination being administered, either the instructor or a designate, will be present in the room during the examination period. It is recognized that such an expectation is not always appropriate, for example, when an honor code is in effect, when the class is a graduate seminar, or when the format of the examination makes it unnecessary.
Final Comprehensive Examination
In some departments, the program for the master’s degree may not include a thesis but may require a final comprehensive examination. Graduate students are expected to enroll each semester until completion of the degree program and award of the degree. During the term in which the final comprehensive examination is taken, graduate students in non-thesis programs are considered to be full-time students and are expected to comply with the enrollment requirements as set forth in the section entitled Course Load for Graduate Students .