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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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.

  • Determine a Hardship

    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

  • Request a Hardship

    To request a hardship excuse:

    • 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 Tuesday, November 28.

Exams

What are the different types of exams?

  • Scheduled

    • 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.

  • Self-Scheduled

    • 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.
    • 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.

  • Take-Home

    • 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.
    • 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. Exceptions to this policy need to be discussed with G. L. M. Wallace, Director of Accessible Education.
    • You cannot take out more than one exam at a time.
    • Your Williams ID is required when picking up an exam.

  • Oral

    The instructor will arrange:

    • Times
    • Places
    • Conditions

  • No Final

    • None of the previously listed exams will be given.
    • A student who does not take an exam receives a grade of "E" for that exam (unless excused ahead of time by a dean).