Final and special examination schedules are published by the Office of the University Registrar. Times for examinations are set by KU Policy and by the University Governance Calendar Committee. Questions regarding these schedules can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fall 2013 Final Exam Schedule
- Special Examinations for Fall 2013: by Date | by Course
- Spring 2014 Final Exam Schedule
- Special Examinations for Spring 2014: by Date | by Course
Summer Final Exams
Summer final exams are generally given on the last day of the summer class. Please check with your instructor(s) to ensure that this is the case in your class(es). Often the final date is listed on your course syllabus.
General Exam Policies
Final examinations will be administered during the final examination period, at the same time and day the class met during the semester. Your instructor will provide additional information.
In case a student is subjected to conflicting examinations as listed in the final examination schedule for the appropriate semester, the last mentioned arranges an examination for the affected student at a different time.
- When the conflicting examinations are between French and Italian and Spanish, an examination for the affected student is arranged at a different time by French and Italian for spring semesters and by Spanish for fall semesters.
- If one of the conflicting examination times is a Common Examination (e.g., all sections of Humanities & Western Civilization 204), the non-Common Examination final instructor will arrange an alternate time.
Classes starting at times not listed on the Final Examination Chart
The final examination will be administered at the scheduled time for classes that meet during the next-closest time (next time going forward) in the Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday sequence. For example a class that meets at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday would have its final examination at the time scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday-Wednesday-Friday classes. Classes that meet daily will follow the Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule for finals. Classes that meet once a week will follow the schedule that includes the day of the week that a particular class meets. For example, a Monday class would follow the Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule.
Final examinations for classes that begin at 5 p.m. or later will have examinations from 7:30 - 10 p.m. during the final examination period on the same night of the week that the class regularly met. If the class meets twice a week or more, a final will be on the first evening during the finals period that corresponds with a night that the class meets. For example a Tuesday-Thursday evening class would hold its examination on Tuesday.
Three or more Finals
Except for those excused in advance by the instructor, all students are required to take final examinations when prescribed. However, in the event that a student has (3) three or more final examinations scheduled on the same day, no student shall be obligated to take more than two exams on that day. No later than two weeks before Stop Day, the student shall notify the instructor(s) from the highest numbered course(s) not having a common final exam of the need to provide a make-up examination to be administered at a mutually acceptable time.
A Common Final Exam is defined as one approved for a particular multi-section course by the Calendar Committee in accordance with USRR 1.3.1, and published in the Timetable. Lecture classes with various discussion or laboratory sections are not "Common Finals" for the purpose of this regulation.
The School of Law and School of Pharmacy follow a different final examination schedule
Students who are enrolled in the School of Law or the School of Pharmacy should consult the unit to determine the times of their final examinations.