USC University of Southern California Schedule of Classes

Final Examination Dates

May 6-13, 2009
Last Day of Classes – Friday, May 1
Study Days – Saturday, May 2 - Tuesday, May 5

No final examination may be scheduled on Study Days. Students should confirm their final examination dates and times with course instructors.


  1. ALL INSTRUCTORS MUST ADHERE TO THE FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE. No deviations from this schedule are permitted for those classes having a final examination unless authorized in advance by the Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (CAPP). Final examinations may not be scheduled on Study Days. Except under extremely extraordinary circumstances, final examinations should not be rescheduled for a date prior to the first day scheduled for final examinations. CAPP will not consider any request for rescheduling final examinations without unanimous written consent of all students in the class. No student in a course with a final examination is permitted to omit or anticipate a final examination, and no instructor is authorized to permit a student to do so. For graduate courses having a final examination, the examination will be during the final examination period according to the final examination schedule. Rescheduling of final examinations must be approved by the dean of the academic unit for sound academic reasons.
  2. Students are advised to plan in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts in their final examinations. However, in the event that a student is scheduled for two final examinations at the same time or is scheduled for more than two final examinations on one day, an attempt will be made to make alternative arrangements. The student should contact the appropriate department administrator or the Testing Bureau.
  3. Please check the EXCEPTIONS schedule to see whether or not any of your classes are included.

Make-Up Final Examinations Policy

When a final examination falls at a time that conflicts with a student’s observance of a holy day, faculty members must accommodate a request for an alternate examination date at a time that does not violate the student’s religious creed. 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.

Classes MeetingExamination DayHour
8 or 8:30 MWFMonday, May 1111-1 p.m.
9 or 9:30 MWFFriday, May 88-10 a.m.
10 or 10:30 MWFMonday, May 118-10 a.m.
11 or 11:30 MWFWednesday, May 611-1 p.m.
12 or 12:30 MWFFriday, May 811-1 p.m.
1 or 1:30 MWFWednesday, May 62-4 p.m.
2 or 2:30 MWFMonday, May 112-4 p.m.
3 or 3:30 MWFFriday, May 82-4 p.m.
8 or 8:30 TThWednesday, May 138-10 a.m.
9 or 9:30 or 10-10:50 TThTuesday, May 128-10 a.m.
11 or 11:30 or 10-11:50 TThTuesday, May 1211-1 p.m.
12 or 12:30 or 1 TThWednesday, May 132-4 p.m.
2 or 2:30 TThThursday, May 72-4 p.m.
3 or 3:30 TThTuesday, May 122-4 p.m.
4 or starting after 4 but before 6 p.m.4:30-6:30 p.m. first scheduled class period, May 6-13
6 or any class after 6 p.m. meeting once weekly7-9 p.m. first scheduled class period, May 6-13
6 p.m. MWWednesday, May 67-9 p.m.
6 p.m. TThThursday, May 77-9 p.m.
8 p.m. MWMonday, May 117-9 p.m.
8 p.m. TThTuesday, May 127-9 p.m.
Classes with first meeting on M or W or FSame as MWF
Classes with first meeting on T or ThSame as TTh
Saturday mornings onlySaturday, May 98-10 a.m.
One-unit courses with one hour of lectureLast regular class period before May 1
Courses with both lecture and laboratoryAccording to the first lecture of the week
Laboratory courses without scheduled lecture before 4 p.m. and meeting for more than one hourLast regular class period before May 1
Classes not scheduled to meet in one of the regular time periods listed aboveInstructor check with Testing Bureau
Students with conflicting final examinationsCheck with Testing Bureau


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 NumberExamination DayHour
Accounting 370bThursday, May 711-1 p.m.
Accounting 371bWednesday, May 68-10 a.m.
Accounting 372, 374Wednesday, May 1311-1 p.m.
Business Administration 250aThursday, May 711-1 p.m.
Business Administration 250b, 305Wednesday, May 68-10 a.m.
Business Administration 310Monday, May 114:30-6:30 p.m.
Business Administration 311Wednesday, May 134:30-6:30 p.m.
Chemistry 105b, 322b, 325bWednesday, May 68-10 a.m.
Communication 204Thursday, May 78-10 a.m.
Computer Science 101Thursday, May 711-1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering 457Thursday, May 78-10 a.m.
French 120, 150, 220Thursday, May 711-1 p.m.
German 101, 102, 201Monday, May 114:30-6:30 p.m.
Italian 120, 150, 220Wednesday, May 1311-1 p.m.
Mathematics 118, 218Thursday, May 78-10 a.m.
Mathematics 125, 126Monday, May 114:30-6:30 p.m.
Physics 135b, 151LWednesday, May 1311-1 p.m.
Physics 152LThursday, May 78-10 a.m.
Physics 153LMonday, May 114:30-6:30 p.m.
Spanish 120, 150, 220, 240Tuesday, May 124:30-6:30 p.m.