Final Exam Schedule and Regulations


Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education regulations require that those institutions that reserve the final week of the semester as a testing period shall ensure that all classes meet during the testing period. Final examinations are given at the discretion of the instructor, or, in the case of multiple sections, the department in which the class is offered. When a final examination is given, the student must take the examination.

If a final examination is given, no faculty member is authorized to depart from the published examination schedule for either a class or an individual without approval, as stated in the Faculty Handbook.  Early final examinations are prohibited. 

Final Examination has been defined as follows: an examination that is comprehensive in nature or that accounts for a greater proportion of the final grade than an exam given during the semester.

Evening Classes

Classes that begin at 5:00 PM or later will have the final examination during the last lecture period.  Evening classes have been scheduled with sufficient meeting time during the semester to compensate for time lost in the final examination week.

If laboratory examinations are given, they will be held during the last regularly scheduled meeting of the lab.

Summer Final Examination Regulations

During the summer session, if a final examination is to be given, it must be administered during the final regular class period, or the final two class periods if additional time is required, as long as the final exam does not exceed two hours in length.

The University-wide policy on multiple final exams (see regulations on either the fall or spring semester final exam schedule) will also apply for the summer session

Final Examination Schedules

Spring Exam Schedule
Summer Exam Schedule
Fall Exam Schedule

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