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Final and Common Exam Schedule

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All courses have a scheduled exam time determined by the day and start time of the course. The listing below show the standard class meeting time exam assignments for undergraduate courses. In general, common exams are held at 4:00 p.m. If a course does not fit exactly into a module, it assumes the module corresponding to the closest class meeting time. For example, a class meeting TTH 11 is assigned module 10 (TTH 10:30*). In situations where the non-standard time falls halfway between two modules, use the module for the later time. For example, a class meeting MWF 9:30 is assigned module 03 (MWF 10).

In all cases, students should check their final exam schedule on Agora as the end of the semester approaches to confirm the time and room assignments for each of their exams. Faculty should check their web grading sheets posted in their Agora portals for the most up-to-date information regarding the meeting day, time, and room assignment for their final exams.

In addition, the meeting place for each exam will be posted in Lyons basement one week prior to the exam period. Exam information will also be available on U-View through UIS.

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Final Exam Schedule—Spring Semester 2017

Tuesday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Meeting Time
Exam Day
Exam Time
00 By Arrangement    
01 M W F 8 Tue, May 16
9:00 a.m.
02 M W F 9 Tue, May 9 9:00 a.m.
03 M W F 10 Thur, May 11 9:00 a.m.
04 M W F 11 Sat, May 13 9:00 a.m.
05 M W F 12 Mon, May 15 9:00 a.m.
06 M W F 1 Mon, May 15 12:30 p.m.
07 M W F 2 Wed, May 10
9:00 a.m.
08 M W F 3 Wed, May 10 12:30 p.m.
09 T TH 9 Fri, May 12 9:00 a.m.
10 T TH 10:30 Thur, May 11 12:30 p.m.
11 T TH 12 Fri, May 12 12:30 p.m.
12 T TH 1:30 Tues, May 9 12:30 p.m.
13 T TH 3 Sat, May 13 12:30 p.m.

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Common Exam Schedule—Spring Semester 2017

Tuesday, May 9
4:00 p.m.

MATH1100 Calculus I
MATH1101 Calculus II
MATH1180 Prin of Stats/Health Sci
OPER2235 Math for Mgmt Sci

Wednesday, May 10
4:00 p.m.

ACCT1022 Manag Acc’t
ACCT1032 Manag Acc’t Honors
MGMT3099 Strategic Mgmt

Thursday, May 11
4:00 p.m.

OPER1021 Opers Mgmt
PHYS2101 Intro to Physics II

Friday, May 12
4:00 p.m.

CSCI1021/ISYS1021 Comps/Mgmt
MKTG1021 Mktg Principles

Saturday, May 13
4:00 p.m.

Intro/Inter CCR/RomLang
FREN1010 Elem French II
FREN1110 Inter French II
FREN2210 French CCR II

ITAL1004 Elem Italian II
ITAL1114 Inter Italian II

SPAN1016 Elem Spanish II
SPAN1116 Inter Spanish II
SPAN2215 Spanish CCR I
SPAN2216 Spanish CCR II
SPAN3392 Advanced Spanish

Monday, May 15
4:00 p.m.

Make-up exams for all
courses scheduled for
Common Exams

The locations for all common exams and make-up exams will be announced.

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Non-Standard Exam Schedule—Spring Semester 2017

All graduate courses that meet once a week and undergraduate courses that start at 4:00 p.m. or later and meet once a week follow this schedule:

Day Class Meets Exam Day and Date
Monday Monday, May 15
Tuesday Tuesday, May 9
Wednesday Wednesday, May 10
Thursday Thursday, May 11

All graduate courses that meet more than once a week and undergraduate courses that start at 4:00 p.m. or later and meet more than once a week follow this schedule:

Day Class Meets Exam Day and Date
Monday/Wednesday Monday, May 15
Monday/Thursday Monday, May 15
Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday, May 9

Exams will be held at the usual class meeting time and location unless otherwise posted on the exam schedule.

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Undergraduate/Graduate Courses: Standard Class Meeting Times

An undergraduate course that allows graduate student registrations and that meets once a week during the standard class meeting times (8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.) assumes the standard undergraduate module corresponding to the closest class meeting time. For example, a Monday 10–11:50 a.m. course would correspond with the M W F 10 class time, which is scheduled for exam module 03 (see Final Exam Schedule listed above).

The final exam for a graduate course that meets once a week during standard class meeting times would be on the first class day and time during the week of final exams. As an example, a graduate course that meets once a week on Monday from 10–11:50 a.m. would have its final exam on Monday of exam week at class time.

No exams should be scheduled during the Study Days designated on the Academic Calendar.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question 1: I am scheduled to take more than two final exams in one day. What do I do?

    Answer: Students are expected to take no more than two final exams in any one day. If a student has three exams scheduled in one day and one of these is a common exam, it is the responsibility of the instructor holding the common exam to give a make-up exam. If a student has three regularly scheduled exams (this can happen if the student is taking a course that meets at 4:00 p.m. or later), the instructor teaching the course outside of the standard time blocks (8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.) should provide a make-up exam. In addition, if a student has a conflict between a common exam and a regularly scheduled late afternoon or evening course exam, the responsibility for a make-up lies with the instructor offering the common exam.

  • Question 2: When can I view my final exam schedule on Agora?

    Answer: Students should be able to view their final exam schedule through their Agora Portal on November 21.

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Inclement Weather

If there is a storm during the examination period, there is the expectation that exams will be held as scheduled. In the very rare instance that the exam schedule is delayed or postponed due to inclement weather or other emergency situations, the first available of the following days will be used: the Sunday during the exam week, the afternoon of the last exam day, and the day after the last exam day. If rescheduling is necessary, announcements will be made on WBZ, WRKO, and WBMX, and on the Boston College INFO line (617-552-4636). For graduate and professional students, announcements concerning final exams will be made on the same radio stations and on 617-552-INFO. Students are responsible for attending final exams at the scheduled times. In addition, students should consider possible exam rescheduling when making travel plans at the end of the semester.

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