Conflict Policy

Sabbath Observers

Students who wish to begin Friday examinations early in order to observe the Sabbath must complete the Sabbath Exam Accommodations Form (PDF) and submit the form to the Associate Dean of Students. Students are informed of the deadline for such requests by memo and e-mail every semester. Requests must be renewed each semester.

Scheduling Conflicts

Students with exam conflicts are informed of the conflict and their rescheduled exam time(s) via e-mail by the Office of Academic Records. At that time, students may opt out and elect to take their examination(s) on the original exam date(s).  Exam conflicts exist only in the following situations:

(a) Examinations that are scheduled on the same calendar day.

(b) An evening examination (6:00 p.m. start time) followed by a morning examination (8:30 a.m. start time) on consecutive calendar days.

The Office of Academic Records determines which examination(s) will be postponed and the date and time that the rescheduled examination will be given. Rescheduled examinations are typically given no more than one week after the regularly scheduled examination.

In the registration materials for each semester, the final exam period dates are indicated.  Students should not make any travel plans or personal commitments during the entire final examination period as an examination may need to be rescheduled due to unavoidable circumstances.

Special rules apply to summer school examinations. Those rules are available at the Office of Academic Records.