Final Exams

Students should not make travel arrangements before the end of the exam period—please wait until the official exam schedule is posted.

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Exams

What are the different types of exams?

Exam accommodations need to be discussed with G. L. M. Wallace, Director of Accessible Education.

    • To be taken at the time indicated.
    • Locations will be posted a week before exams begin.
    • Scheduled exams are two hour written tests preceded by a 30 minute segment for reading starting at the listed time.
    • Students who have two exams scheduled simultaneously have been notified by the Registrar's Office regarding the make up of one of them.
    • May be taken during the designated period for self-scheduled and take-home exams.
    • Pick-up in the Registrar's Office between 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
    • Students must stay in Hopkins Hall when taking a self-scheduled exam.
    • Return to the Registrar's Office within 2.5 hours of pick-up, but no later than 8:30 pm, Sunday, the last day of the exam period.
    • You cannot take out more than one exam at a time.
    • Your Williams ID is required when picking up an exam.
    • May be taken during the designated period for self-scheduled and take-home exams.
    • Pick-up in the Registrar's Office between 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
    • Return to the Registrar's Office within 24 hours of pick-up, but no later than 8:30 pm, Sunday, the last day of the exam period. 
    • You cannot take out more than one exam at a time.
    • Your Williams ID is required when picking up an exam.
  • The instructor will arrange:

    • Times
    • Places
    • Conditions
  • No Final means that the instructor has not scheduled an exam through the Registrar's Office.

    Check with your professor regarding any work that may be required for successful completion of the course.

Exam Hardship

Three or more exams in consecutive exam periods is considered a hardship.

  • Students with three or more exams in consecutive exam periods are considered to have a hardship, and may request that one of these exams be moved.

    Examples of an exam schedule that qualify as a hardship:

    • Morning, afternoon, and following morning.
    • Afternoon, following morning, and afternoon.

    Circumstances that will not qualify as a hardship:

    • Allow for an early departure from campus.
    • Accommodate travel plans.

    To request a hardship:

    • Contact a dean.
    • A dean will work with you and faculty to see if an agreeable arrangement can be made.
    • You must make your request by Friday, November 30.