Exams Guidelines and Standards General Guidelines for Writing Examinations:

  • Examinations are based on the curriculum guide and the recommended resource materials.
  • Examinations are 2 hours (for final exams) and 1.0 hour (for midterm exams).
  • Students should be prepared to use the full time allotted to complete the examination and to check their work.
  • Students should look over the entire examination before beginning to answer any of the questions. This will give them an idea of the length of the examination.

Academic Advising Policy

The responsibility for ensuring the availability of academic advisement rests with the College Dean. All students shall confer with an academic adviser on a regular basis.

All first year freshmen must receive academic advisement prior to registration for their first semester


Final examination period: The College’s official final examination periodbegins on the Saturday, Sunday immediately following the last day of classes and continues through the last day of scheduled final examinations. Scheduled final examinations: Scheduled final examinations are those scheduled by the University’s Exams Committee.

Final examinations: Final examinations can either be comprehensive,covering all course materials, or non-comprehensive, covering only a part of the course.

In-term examinations: Major examinations during the semester arereferred to here as in-term examinations.

Policies for In-term Examinations

All in-term examinations should be given during the regularly scheduled class time. However, if the exam requires additional time to complete, then examinations may be administered outside of regularly scheduled class time.

No examinations given outside of class time shall be administered on a Friday. The instructor administering an exam (or another required class event) that falls outside class time must make any and all reasonable accommodations to provide an alternative time to students who have conflicts with the proposed time period, including those conflicts due to activities, meetings, other classes, etc. (provided that the instructor is notified of such conflict in a timely manner).

No student shall be required to take more than two full-period in-class or out- of-class examinations on the same day. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor in a timely manner of his/her circumstances so that appropriate accommodations can be made.