Final Exams

The Office of the Registrar determines the final examination schedule, which is posted in the summer before the fall semester and late November for the spring semester.

An individual student may not take a final examination or submit a final project at other than the scheduled day/time for that course by the registrar—not even at the time allocated to other sections of the same course—without special permission from an assistant dean for student support in the Academic Advising Resource Center (for courses in the College of Arts and Sciences) or the conservatory associate dean for advising and retention (for courses in the Conservatory of Music).

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In consideration of those studying in different time zones, students will have the option to submit their exams at the scheduled exam time in their local time zones. This adjustment does not require an exam time change form, and students should discuss this with their instructors directly. As always, students are expected to adhere to the Honor Code. 

For example, in the instance of a student in Tokyo, a final exam scheduled for Sunday, May 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT would be 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. JST on May 10. Consistent with this temporary COVID adjustment, the student will have the option to submit the exam between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. JST on May 9.