Test Schedule | Testing Policy | Rescheduling of Exams
Testing periods fall cyclically within the academic year schedule. For each semester, there are usually two Exam Weeks, where Study or Reading days alternate with Exam days. In addition, there are usually two other testing segments where one or two exams are given on one to two days of a designated week. The exams are scheduled in specific time slots based on a preplanned rotational schedule according to subjects and determined by the course directors.
The policy related to Test/Exam schedules is that no changes can be made in the exam schedules as officially listed in the schedule. This means that there is no rearranging of exams from the time slot in which they are scheduled.
In order to provide more consistency during examinations for all courses, the following process is observed prior to any examinations given in all courses in the School of Medicine:
If prior to an exam you have extenuating circumstances, such as personal illness, family illness, death in the family, etc., which have the potential to interfere with your preparation for an exam, schedule an appointment with a Dean for Student Affairs to discuss the possibility of rescheduling an exam. Permission to reschedule an exam is based on individual circumstances. It is not acceptable to reschedule an exam by only contacting the course director; prior permission must be obtained from Office of Student Affairs.
If you become ill and are not physically able to take the exam:
If a student does not follow the above process for rescheduling an exam, an unexcused absence will be issued and a zero (0) will be awarded for that exam.
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