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).

View Steps to Request Final Exam Time Change

After the last day of on-campus classes on November 24, all students will shift to remote study. 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. Students should notify their instructors by October 9 whether they intend to submit the final exam in their local time zone equivalent. 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 Monday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST would be 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. JST on December 15. 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 December 14.