Final Exam Scheduling

Click here to view the final exam schedule.

The Faculty Senate passed a new policy regrading Final Exams.  The policy can be found in the Faculty/Staff Handbook and is effective starting with the Fall 2014 semester.  

  • Courses are not required to offer a final exam. However all final exams and end-of-course exams must be offered during the official final examination period, at the time scheduled by the Course Building and Academic Space Management (CBASM) Office.
  • Students shall not be required to take examinations or turn in take-home finals during the week preceding the final examination period.
  • Students should not have to take three or more final examinations in one 24-hour period. In cases where students have more than two exams scheduled in a 24-hour period, faculty are urged to arrange a time for a make-up exam. In cases where conflict arises, the faculty member teaching the largest course will be expected to arrange a make-up exam.
  • Every course, undergraduate and graduate, with the exception of independent study, internships, and practicums, will be scheduled a final exam time based upon the time the course meets during the regular semester.
  • Instructors no longer need to request a final exam, except in cases of make-up exams.
  • Each dean's office will provide the CBASM office with a list of courses that should NOT have a final exam scheduled. These are courses which never will have a final exam because they have an alternate method of evaluation. Examples may include WRIT 111, music performance courses, senior/capstone projects, etc.
  • Final exams will be scheduled from 8:00 am to 10:05 pm Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 am to 5:15 pm on Friday of the final examination period. The time will be based on the meeting times of the course during the regular semester. Standard exam times are as follows:
    • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • 10:25 am – 12:25 pm
    • 12:50 pm – 2:50 pm
    • 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm
    • 5:40 pm – 7:40 pm
    • 8:05 pm – 10:05 pm
  • Courses with the same rubric will be scheduled together.
  • For multiple format/linked courses (lecture and discussion, lecture and lab, etc.), the final exam will be scheduled based on the meeting pattern of the credit bearing section
  • For courses scheduled in departmental rooms, the final exam should be scheduled in the departmental room where the course meets at the time determined by the CBASM office.
  • For asynchronous on-line courses, the final exam or end-of-course exam should be due on the Wednesday of the final examination week. For synchronous on-line courses, the final exam or end of course exam should be scheduled based on the meeting pattern of the course, based on the time determined by the CBASM office.
  • Double seating will not be available.
  • Final exams for different courses will not be scheduled together at the same time/location based on requests by instructors/departments. Final exams for different courses may be scheduled together at the same time/location by the CBASM office, if necessary to maximize room utilization.
  • Review sessions can be scheduled during the final examination period, based on availability of rooms.

Submit a Request for a Make Up Exam

Only requests for make up exams are required.  All other courses will be scheduled a final exam time.

Click here to request a final exam (link).

or if you want to submit multiple final exams on a single spreadsheet,

Click here to download the final exam request template (8.2 kb .xlsx)

Questions?

Contact Classroom Scheduling Coordinator Lisa Gould at lgould@binghamton.edu or 607-777-6872.

Last Updated: 12/4/14