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Final Examinations

The university firmly believes that a comprehensive evaluation of a student's achievement in a course is a vital part of the educational process. Final examinations, if given, are to be given at the time and in the location given in the Guide to Enrollment. Upon request of the instructor, exceptions to this regulation may be made only by the dean.

           In the event that a final examination is changed to other than that of the scheduled time, provisions will be made by the instructor for any student who cannot comply with the schedule change.

           Any student who has three examinations scheduled in one calendar day and is unable to resolve the problem informally with the instructor or instructors may petition the dean for relief.

           All examinations are to be retained for one year by the faculty members. Students have the privilege of requesting conferences with the instructors in regard to their final grades.

           Students enrolled in asynchronous, video streaming, CD Rom, or like courses that may not follow the traditional semester timetable will be required to adhere to the examination schedule set by the professor. In addition, students not associated with a distant learning site, higher education center, or with main campus will need to secure a Proctor to administer all tests, quizzes, and final exams. A postal fee will be incurred by the student for this service. For more information on proctoring, contact the Office of Distance Learning at 1-800-968-2638.

- Approved by the provost and vice president for academic affairs
September 5, 2003
Revised May 5, 2005
Revised July 14, 2006


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