Academic Services (Registrar)
Final Exam Policy
Please review the final exam schedule carefully and retain it for your information. Each student is responsible for verifying the date, time and place of his/her examinations and for taking each exam as scheduled by the law school.
To view your final exam dates, visit eCommons > Current Schedules.
Exam Room Scheduling: During the exam period, exam rooms will be listed on the school monitors two hours prior to each scheduled exam.
The use and/or possession of any unauthorized electronic device during an examination is strictly prohibited and will be treated as a violation of the student code of conduct. Any authorization must be granted in writing by your professor, Dean Needham, Dean Powers, or Dean Ruebner.
Rescheduling of exams may be permitted in the following circumstances:
- Conflicts: Exam conflicts are defined as (1) two exams that start within a 23 hour period and (2) three examinations taking place within four consecutive calendar days.
- Disability: Exam accommodations may be granted after the student has contacted Melinda Moore, the Disability Accommodations Administrator, (312.427.2737 ext. 773 or email@example.com), completed the disability accommodation process, and received approval for accommodations. Students will receive an email from Ms. Moore if they have been granted accommodations for exams.
- Personal Emergency: Includes hospitalization or a death in the family. Authority to grant/deny accommodation requests resides within the Office of Academic Services. Documentation is required. Please contact Jim Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org for rescheduling exams due to personal emergencies.
Students who fail to take an examination or complete requirements for their course will receive a grade of "WF," unless prior accommodations have been granted due to personal hardship. If accommodations have been granted, the grade of "NG" (incomplete) shall stand on the student record for no longer than one semester. The grade of Incomplete shall automatically convert to an "F" at the end of classes for the following semester unless the student has taken, before such date, the examination or has arranged for a definite date to take the examination.
Rescheduling a Final Exam
Exam conflicts are defined as:
- Two exams that start within a 23-hour period.
- Three exams taking place within four consecutive calendar days.
An email correspondence will be sent by Jim Farrell, Verification Administrator, approximately 1 month prior to the start of the examination period. Any exam conflicts will be processed at this point. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact Jim at email@example.com.
Please remember the following:
- Do not contact your professor if you have an exam conflict.
- Do not make any plans to leave for vacation prior to rescheduling your exam.
Taking a Rescheduled Final Exam
Students must report to the proctor station on the 5th Floor of the State Street Building, outside of Room 522, at least 20 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.
Late arrivals: If a student arrives after his/her start time, the student will be permitted to sit for the exam. Their start time, however, will not be adjusted and no additional time will be granted.
Students will set up their materials in an assigned room. Once set up, students will return to the proctor table to receive their exam copy and exact start time. Students must begin testing at this start time and must track their own progress.
Tracking time: Wristwatches are permitted, clocks are available in each room, and Academic Services will provide timers. Students may not use any other unapproved electronic device (cell phones, etc.).
Students must finish their exam within the time limit, must immediately upload their exam to ExamSoft, and must return all exam materials to the proctor at the proctor station.