Final exams are to be taken at the time scheduled. Students who miss a final examination must seek permission to make up the examination at the discretion of the faculty member. Permission to give a final examination at any time other than the officially scheduled time must be obtained from the academic dean of the University. Students may not change final exam times in order to make more convenient travel arrangements; air flights particularly should be reserved well in advance so that reservations may be obtained for the end of the examination period.

Students who have four final examinations in one day and students who have three finals in one day including two comprehensive exams may petition the academic dean of the University to arrange to take one of the exams at another time. Petitions are to be completed one week ahead of exam week.