It is the policy of the University to give final examinations during the periods scheduled for this purpose. Examinations are distributed as evenly as possible over the examination period. Examination schedules are printed in the course schedules. All classes must meet during the scheduled examination period.
Policies concerning semester examinations:
- Students may drop classes through the Friday prior to the beginning of finals.
- During the regular semesters, the three days prior to the beginning of finals on Mondays are considered "dead days" in that no course examinations, quizzes, extracurricular events (other than unscheduled league play-off events) or required field trips are to be scheduled, and no papers, reports, or projects may be due or presented, during these days.
- If students feel that the dead days policy is not being followed, students should speak with the faculty. If no resolution is reached, students should contact the department chair and ask for their help. If that route is unsuccessful, students should speak with the dean of their college.
- Exams for single classes must follow the schedule.
- Multi-section exams scheduled by an instructor must have the approval of the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs for both time and room space. These are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Multi-section exams must be approved one week before the first final exam and classes notified of the schedule.
- In case of conflict between single sections and multi-sections, the single section takes precedence for the student’s time.
- Occasionally the final exam schedule results in a student having more than three exams on any given day. Students may seek assistance in alleviating this excessive schedule from the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs on the Weatherford campus or from the Dean at the Sayre campus.
- NO EARLY FINALS (Lab finals may be scheduled prior to finals week.)
- Students unable to meet the regular examination schedule will receive an “I” (Incomplete) and will have the next full semester in which they are enrolled to complete their work.