Final Examinations Schedule
Final Examination Dates
December 7 – 14, 2016
Last Day of Classes – Friday, December 2
Study Days: Saturday, December 3 – Tuesday, December 6
No final examinations may be scheduled on Study Days.
Final Examination Policy for all Fall and Spring Courses Scheduled in Standard Sessions
All undergraduate and graduate courses scheduled in the standard sessions of the fall and spring semesters have a published final examination schedule. In accordance with the policies of the United States Department of Education, the last scheduled day of class is required instructional time. Either a final examination or other final summative experience must take place during the published final examination period.
Final examinations or other final summative experiences may not be scheduled during the Study Days period.
No deviations from the published examination period are permitted for courses scheduled in a standard session during the fall and spring semesters, unless faculty have authorization in advance from the Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (CAPP). CAPP will not consider any faculty request for rescheduling a final examination without unanimous written consent of all students in the class. Contact the Registrar’s Office (213-740-4623 or email@example.com) for the request form and procedures.
Student Scheduling Conflicts
No student is permitted to omit or anticipate a final examination and no instructor is authorized to permit a student to do so.
Students should plan in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts in their final examinations. If a student is scheduled for two final examinations at the same time, the student should request to take one of the examinations on a different day or time. If a student is scheduled for more than two final examinations in one day, the student may request to take one of the exams on a different day or time. In either situation the student must contact the professors involved no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date and request an accommodation. If an accommodation cannot be arranged, the student should contact USC Testing Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 740-7166 for assistance.
Faculty are reminded that grades are due 96 hours after the university-scheduled final examination day and time. Therefore, it might not be possible to accommodate late student requests for an alternate, makeup final examination after the published examination period.
Religious Observance Conflicts
When a final examination is scheduled at a time that conflicts with a student’s observance of a holy day, faculty members should accommodate a request for an alternate examination date and time. A student must discuss a final examination conflict with the professor no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date to arrange an acceptable alternate examination date and time.
The student and/or professor may reach out to the Office of Religious Life (213-740-6110 or email@example.com, Dean of Religious Life) for guidance.
In the case of a documented emergency that occurs after the withdrawal date and/or during the
final exam period, students should consult the professor about receiving a grade of Incomplete (IN) for the semester. Faculty and students alike should refer to the rules regarding the mark of Incomplete at the time of the request.
The Registrar’s recommended definition of emergency:
“An unforeseeable situation or event beyond the student’s control that prevents her from taking the final examination or final summative experience.” Based on this definition, a student may not request an IN before the withdrawal deadline. The rationale is that the student has the option to drop the course until the withdrawal date. The grade of IN exists so there is a remedy for illness or emergency which occurs after the deadline to withdraw.
|Classes Meeting||Examination Day||Hour|
|8 or 8:30 MWF||Wednesday, December 7||8-10 a.m.|
|9 or 9:30 MWF||Monday, December 12||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|10 or 10:30 MWF||Monday, December 12||8-10 a.m.|
|11 or 11:30 MWF||Wednesday, December 7||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|12 or 12:30 MWF||Friday, December 9||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|1 or 1:30 MWF||Wednesday, December 14||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|2 or 2:30 MWF||Friday, December 9||2-4 p.m.|
|3 or 3:30 MWF||Monday, December 12||2-4 p.m.|
|8 or 8:30 TTh||Tuesday, December 13||4:30-6:30 p.m.|
|9 or 9:30 or 10-10:50 TTh||Thursday, December 8||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|11 or 11:30 or 10-11:50 TTh||Tuesday, December 13||8-10 a.m.|
|12 or 12:30 or 1 TTh||Tuesday, December 13||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|2 or 2:30 TTh||Thursday, December 8||2-4 p.m.|
|3 or 3:30 TTh||Tuesday, December 13||2-4 p.m.|
|4 or starting after 4 but before 6 p.m.||4:30-6:30 p.m. first scheduled class period, December 7-14|
|6 or any class after 6 p.m. meeting once weekly||7-9 p.m. first scheduled class period, December 7-14|
|6 p.m. MW||Wednesday, December 7||7-9 p.m.|
|6 p.m. TTh||Thursday, December 8||7-9 p.m.|
|8 p.m. MW||Monday, December 12||7-9 p.m.|
|8 p.m. TTh||Tuesday, December 13||7-9 p.m.|
|Classes with first meeting on M or W or F||Same as MWF|
|Classes with first meeting on T or Th||Same as TTh|
|Saturday mornings only||Saturday, December 10||2-4 p.m.|
|One-unit courses with one hour of lecture||Last regular class period before December 2|
|Courses with both lecture and laboratory||According to the first lecture of the week|
|Laboratory courses without scheduled lecture before 4 p.m. and
meeting for more than one hour
|Last regular class period before December 2|
|Classes not scheduled to meet in one of the regular time periods
|Instructor check with Academic Counseling Services|
|Students with conflicting final examinations||Check with Academic Counseling Services|
The Exceptions Schedule does not apply to class meetings beginning at 4 p.m. or later unless the examination time shown in the Exceptions Schedule begins at 4 p.m. or later.
|Department and Course Number||Examination Day||Hour|
|Accounting 370||Wednesday, Dec. 7||2-4 p.m.|
|Accounting 371||Wednesday, Dec. 14||8-10 a.m.|
|Accounting 372||Monday, Dec. 12||4:30-6:30 p.m.|
|Accounting 377||Wednesday, Dec. 7||2-4 p.m.|
|Biological Sciences 120||Wednesday, Dec. 14||8-10 a.m.|
|Biological Sciences 320||Monday, Dec. 12||4:30-6:30 p.m.|
|Business Administration 280||Friday, Dec. 9||8-10 a.m.|
|Business Administration 285b, 286b||Wednesday, Dec. 14||8-10 a.m.|
|Business Administration 304||Wednesday, Dec. 14||2-4 p.m.|
|Business Administration 305||Friday, Dec. 9||8-10 a.m.|
|Business Administration 310||Saturday, Dec. 10||2-4 p.m.|
|Business Administration 311, 311T||Thursday, Dec. 8||8-10 a.m.|
|Chemistry 105a, 115a, 322a, 325a||Thursday, Dec. 8||8-10 a.m.|
|Computer Science 103, 104, 350||Saturday, Dec. 10||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Computer Science 170, 270||Wednesday, Dec. 14||2-4 p.m.|
|Computer Science 201||Saturday, Dec. 10||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|East Asian Languages and Cultures 104, 106, 115, 117, 120, 122, 204, 215, 220||Saturday, Dec. 10||11 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Electrical Engineering 101||Monday, Dec. 12||4:30-6:30 p.m.|
|Electrical Engineering 109, 209, 457||Saturday, Dec. 10||2-4 p.m.|
|Electrical Engineering 352||Wednesday, Dec. 14||8-10 a.m.|
|Electrical Engineering 450||Monday, Dec. 12||4:30-6:30 p.m.|
|French 120, 150, 220||Saturday, Dec. 10||8-10 a.m.|
|German 101, 102, 201||Saturday, Dec. 10||4:30-6:30 p.m.|
|Italian 120, 150, 220||Saturday, Dec. 10||8-10 a.m.|
|Mathematics 118, 125, 126, 129, 226, 229||Wednesday, Dec. 7||2-4 p.m.|
|Physics 135a, 151, 152||Friday, Dec. 9||8-10 a.m.|
|Spanish 120, 150, 220, 240||Saturday, Dec. 10||4:30-6:30 p.m.|