Exam Scheduling Policy
It is faculty policy that examinations be taken on the day and at the time scheduled except where the student is excused by accident, illness, involuntarily assumed obligations, or pursuant to the ADA. A student who is ill on the day of the examination must present the excuse to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and it is within the discretion of the Assistant Dean to accept or reject the excuse offered. Medical certification of the excuse is required.
The Dean's Office administers make-up exams.
If a student knows in advance of the date of the examination of a conflict on that day, s/he may request that the exam be rescheduled.
As a matter of administrative practice, when a student has two examinations WITHIN a 24 hour period, i.e. at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the same day or at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. the next day, he/she may postpone the 2:00 p.m. exam to the appropriate make-up day. The student must obtain the consent of the Assistant Dean for Students Affairs. Students with three 9:00 a.m. exams on three consecutive days are permitted to move the third 9:00 a.m. exam to the first make-up day after the exam.
Examinations that are rescheduled because of a conflict within a 24-hour period will normally be administered at 9:00 a.m. on the next available make-up day.
Any student who fails to appear for an examination without an excuse obtained in advance receives an automatic grade of “F”.
There is currently no faculty practice or policy to deal with students who become ill DURING examinations or who miss a part of an examination for some other reason. Cases are dealt with by the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and the faculty concerned on an ad hoc basis.