What are self-scheduled final exams?
At the end of each semester there is a designated exam period (check the College's academic calendar for particulars), and within that period are three-hour blocks of time each day. Under the Honor Code, students may decide for themselves when to take a particular final examination unless that exam requires special equipment (e.g., slides or video or audio tapes) or has an oral component, in which case the course instructor will schedule the exam. Before the exam period begins, you will receive information from the Office of the Registrar about the specific examination center for particular courses.
Do all classes have unscheduled final examinations?
No. Some classes require final papers and others have scheduled exams because of the nature of the exam.
Can I use my computer to take exams?
Computers/laptops/ipads/cell phones (or other similar devices) are not permitted in exam rooms and may not be used for self-scheduled exams unless a student receives this approved accommodation through the Office of Accessibility Services. During the exam period, students approved for accommodations take their self-scheduled exams in the Academic Resource Center. Course instructors may give specific permission to use a computer for scheduled or take-home exams.
What if I need extra time or other academic accommodations?
Academic accommodations must be arranged ahead of time with your instructor and the Office of Accessibility Services. If you have a visible or invisible disability that may require accommodations, be sure that you are registered with the Office of Accessibility Services. During the exam period, students approved for accommodations take their self-scheduled exams in the Academic Resource Center.