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Final Exam Appeals Process

University policy requires that instructors schedule end-of-semester exams that are worth more than ten percent of a course grade only during the university's posted final exam period. Exceptions based on educational needs may be granted by college deans and chancellors.

A student who believes that an exam or other end-of-semester assignment has been scheduled in contradiction to this policy (Faculty Senate 44-20 and Academic and Administrative Policies and Procedures F-2) should, within one week of the announcement of the exam or assignment, communicate her or his concern to the course instructor.

On the rare occasion that a student and instructor fail to resolve the concern through informal means, the student may ask the associate dean or director of academic affairs of the college or campus offering the course to review the issue and to take appropriate action to mediate and seek resolution.