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Rules & Procedures - Final Exams

Learn more about the Academic Rules & Procedures at Rose-Hulman.

Final Exams

Final examinations at the end of each term are an integral part of the academic program at Rose-Hulman. Certain courses may be more equitably tested by problem sets, project reports, term papers, etc., and are treated accordingly as the instructor chooses.


Scheduling of final examinations is accomplished by the Registrar's Office. All changes in the schedule, including times and rooms, must be reported to and approved by that Office.

No final examinations may be scheduled by anyone at any time prior to the regularly scheduled starting time for final examinations as published. Exceptions to this rule may be made only by vote of the Faculty. This rule does not preclude examinations being given during regularly scheduled class time. The Faculty has agreed to minimize the use of tests, quizzes, and examinations during the last week of regularly scheduled classes in each term, especially in classes which have final examinations.

Scheduling conflicts

A schedule of final examinations is made available each term. A student who is scheduled to take two final examinations at the same time or is scheduled for more than two final examinations on the same day should immediately consult with the instructors involved about re-scheduling.

Graduating seniors

In order to facilitate the necessary administrative work for seniors graduating at the end of the spring term, no examinations will be scheduled for them after the last day of classes. The instructor of a spring term class which contains graduating seniors should arrange the testing of the seniors commensurate with the deadline for submission of grades for graduating seniors.

Exceptions & Questions: Consult the Dean of the Faculty.