Student Handbook

Examinations and Make Ups

Revised August 4, 2020

Regularly Scheduled Examinations

Instructors are expected to announce the date of hourly tests and mid-term examinations well in advance. The policy of the University regarding final examinations is as follows:

The semester does not officially end until the last examination is completed. Do not schedule conflicting off-campus commitments until after that date.

Examinations are to be taken as scheduled except for illness or other unavoidable reasons. Final critiques in Art are considered to be examinations and are scheduled during the examination week. Exceptions may be made only by petition to the Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies; the student must provide the approval of the course instructor as well as other required signatures. This petition must be submitted no later than seven weekdays before final exams begin. Unexcused absence from an examination or critique results in failure of the examination.

Request for Changing Date and/or Time for a Final Examination

The semester does not officially end until the last examination is completed. Examinations must be taken as scheduled except in cases of illness or other unavoidable reasons. Final critiques in art are considered examinations and are scheduled during examination week. Exceptions may be made only by petition to the Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies; the student must provide the approval of the course instructor as well as other required signatures. This petition must be submitted no later than seven weekdays before final exams begin. Unexcused absence from an examination or critique results in failure of the examination.

Make-up Examinations

Permission to make up hourly tests from which you have been absent is at the discretion of the instructor.

If you are unable to appear for a final examination, inform the instructor in advance if possible or as soon after the examination as practicable. If you cannot reach the instructor, notify the appropriate Dean. If notification has not been given, you will not be permitted to make up the examination, and the grade on the examination will be F.

If a final examination or other work to be made up cannot be completed within the scheduled examination period or before final grades are due, an incomplete grade may be sent and the usual procedures for the incomplete grades followed.

Arrangements for taking make-up examinations may be made through the instructor, Department Chair, or Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.