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Hour Exams and Quizzes
Hour exams will be scheduled with at least one week’s notice. Short quizzes may be given without notice.
Six days are designated at the close of each semester for three-hour final exams. The Registrar's Office schedules the time and place of semester exams in all courses except those that are specifically exempted by the appropriate department chair. An excused absence for a semester exam is granted if:
A postponed exam may be taken during the designated make-up period or at another time subsequent to the scheduled exam agreeable to both the student and the instructor. There is no make-up for failed exams.
The mark for the exam may constitute up to half of the total course mark.
Some departments require students to pass comprehensive examinations (comps) in the major for graduation. These are verbal and/or written tests, depending on the major, and are taken in the second semester of the senior year.