USC University of Southern California Schedule of Classes

Final Examination Dates

Dec. 9-16, 2009
Last Day of Classes – Friday, Dec. 4
Study Days – Saturday, Dec. 5 - Tuesday, Dec. 8
No final examinations may be scheduled on Study Days


  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). 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 MWFWednesday, Dec. 98-10 a.m.
9 or 9:30 MWFMonday, Dec. 1411-1 p.m.
10 or 10:30 MWFMonday, Dec. 148-10 a.m.
11 or 11:30 MWFWednesday, Dec. 911-1 p.m.
12 or 12:30 MWFFriday, Dec. 1111-1 p.m.
1 or 1:30 MWFWednesday, Dec. 1611-1 p.m.
2 or 2:30 MWFFriday, Dec. 112-4 p.m.
3 or 3:30 MWF Monday, Dec. 142-4 p.m.
8 or 8:30 TTh Tuesday, Dec. 154:30-6:30 p.m.
9 or 9:30 or 10-10:50 TTh Thursday, Dec. 1011-1 p.m.
11 or 11:30 or 10-11:50 TTh Tuesday, Dec. 158-10 a.m.
12 or 12:30 or 1 TTh Tuesday, Dec. 1511-1 p.m.
2 or 2:30 TTh Thursday, Dec. 102-4 p.m.
3 or 3:30 TTh Tuesday, Dec. 152-4 p.m.
4 or starting after 4 but before 6 p.m.4:30-6:30 p.m. first scheduled class period, Dec. 9-16
6 or any class after 6 p.m. meeting once weekly7-9 p.m. first scheduled class period, Dec. 9-16
6 p.m. MW Wednesday, Dec. 97-9 p.m.
6 p.m. TTh Thursday, Dec. 107-9 p.m.
8 p.m. MW Monday, Dec. 147-9 p.m.
8 p.m. TTh Tuesday, Dec. 157-9 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 only Saturday, Dec. 128-10 a.m.
One-unit courses with one hour of lectureLast regular class period before Dec. 4
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 hour Last regular class period before Dec. 4
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 370bWednesday, Dec. 92-4 p.m.
Accounting 371bFriday, Dec. 118-10 a.m.
Accounting 372, 374Wednesday, Dec. 168-10 a.m.
Business Administration 250aThursday, Dec. 10 8-10 a.m.
Business Administration 250b, 305Wednesday, Dec. 92-4 p.m.
Business Administration 310Wednesday, Dec. 16 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Business Administration 311Wednesday, Dec. 162-4 p.m.
Chemistry 105a, 322a, 325aThursday, Dec. 108-10 a.m.
Communication 204Monday, Dec. 144:30-6:30 p.m.
Computer Science 101LMonday, Dec. 144:30-6:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering 101, 457Friday, Dec. 11 8-10 a.m.
Electrical Engineering 477Wednesday, Dec. 16 2-4 p.m.
French 120, 150, 220Wednesday, Dec. 92-4 p.m.
German 101, 102, 201Wednesday, Dec. 92-4 p.m.
Italian 120, 150, 220Wednesday, Dec. 92-4 p.m.
Mathematics 118Monday, Dec. 144:30-6:30 p.m.
Mathematics 125, 126Wednesday, Dec. 168-10 a.m.
Mathematics 218Wednesday, Dec. 162-4 p.m.
Physics 135a, 151LMonday, Dec. 144:30-6:30 p.m.
Physics 152LWednesday, Dec. 164:30-6:30 p.m.
Spanish 120, 150, 220, 240Friday, Dec. 118-10 a.m.