Exam Scheduling Policy


All students are reminded it is the faculty policy that examinations are to be taken on the day and at the time scheduled unless an individual is excused by emergency, illness or involuntarily assumed obligations on the day of the examination. Students in the joint programs who find that they have another school's conflict AT THE TIME OF the examination in the Law School should advise the office of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in advance of the examination period so that the conflict can be resolved. Every effort must be made to eliminate the conflict in the other school as law school exams are rescheduled only as a last resort.

Take-home exams are not considered to pose a conflict.  If the exam conflict occurs in the first week, the make-up will be on the first make-up day.  Likewise, exams which conflict during the second week are to be made up on the second make-up day.   Any student with three 9 a.m. exams on three consecutive days is permitted to move the third 9 a.m. exam to the first make-up day AFTER the exam.  A make-up day does not count as a third exam for purposes of this rule.  When a student has two examinations within a 24-hour period, such as at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the same day, or at 2 p.m. and 9 a.m. the next day, he/she may postpone the 2 p.m. exam to the next make-up day.   While it is often the 2 p.m. exam that is rescheduled, these conflicts are all evaluated by the Office of Student Affairs and rescheduling is done to create the most efficient make-up exam schedule.  All exam conflicts must be resolved with the consent of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.  Exams scheduled for the same time slots pose a conflict that will be resolved by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.  Make-up exams are never scheduled before the exam is administered on the scheduled date.

In the event of illness or emergency on the day of an examination, the student must contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs to request deferral.   Emergency exam deferrals are dealt with by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the faculty concerned on a case-by-case basis.  A STUDENT REQUESTING DEFERRAL ON THE BASIS OF ILLNESS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE FROM A PHYSICIAN TO SUBSTANTIATE THE REQUEST FOR DEFERRAL, NORMALLY JUSTIFIED ONLY IF THE STUDENT IS ACTUALLY SEEKING AND GETTING MEDICAL CARE AT THE TIME OF THE EXAM.  Make-up examinations for students ill on the day of the examination will be administered on the make-up day(s) as above.

INDIVIDUAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULES WILL NOT BE CHANGED FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN THE FOREGOING. IF THE TIME OF THE EXAMINATION IS OF IMPORTANCE TO YOU IN CHOOSING YOUR COURSES, PLEASE TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION BOTH AT PREREGISTRATION AND AT FINAL REGISTRATION.