Final Exam Schedule

Boston College schedules three types of final exam schedules:

1. Standard Final Exam Schedule:

Applies to:

  • Undergraduate classes that meet in time slots starting between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • NOTE: Some undergraduate courses with multiple sections may have a Common Exam; please review the Common Exam tab for those courses to which this type of exam applies.
  • In situations where the non-standard class meeting time falls halfway between two exam time slots, use the exam time slot with the later time. For example, a class meeting MW 1:30 is assigned to the exam slot for the MWF 2 classes.
     

2. Common Exam Schedule:

Applies to:

  • Some undergraduate courses with multiple class sections; these are grouped together to provide ease in the administration of the exams
  • Review the Common Exam tab for those courses to which this type of exam applies.
     

3. Non-Standard Exam Schedule:

Applies to:

  • Graduate courses
  • Undergraduate courses that start at 5:00 p.m. or later
     

Students should check their final exam schedule at bc.edu/myservices as the end of the semester approaches to confirm the time and room assignments for each of their exams.

Instructors should check their final exam schedule at bc.edu/myservices as the end of the semester approaches to confirm the time and room assignments for each of their exams. NOTE: Exams usually occur in the classroom in which the course is taught, but there may be exceptions. Please check the exam room assignment as your exam approaches.

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An undergraduate course that allows graduate student registrations, and that meets once a week during the standard class meeting times (8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.), assumes the standard undergraduate exam time slot corresponding to the closest class meeting time. For example, a Monday 10–11:50 a.m. course would correspond with the exam slot for the MWF 10 class time (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 outside the designated exam dates on the Academic Calendar.

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 occur 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.–4:00 p.m.) should provide a make-up exam.

Note: A student may elect to take all three exams as scheduled; it is up to the student to inquire with their instructors regarding the rescheduling of their exams.

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.

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, you will receive notifications by text and/or email from Boston College, or you may call the Boston College INFO line (617-552-4636). Students are responsible for attending final exams at the scheduled times. Students should consider possible exam rescheduling when making travel plans at the end of the semester.