Exams & Grading

Midterm and Final Exams


Grades are due 72 hours after completion of the final examination. The Grade Submission application will be available for grade input from 8:30 a.m. ET on the Friday before final examination week until noon ET on the Tuesday after final examination week. Summer final examinations are typically given the last class meeting. Specific deadlines are published in the Academic Calendar.

Group Final Examinations

Guidelines for final examinations have been approved by University Senate and the divisional lead schedulers, including the group final examination definitions. Eligibility for a group final examination is based upon the following criteria:

3 or 4 sections of the same course with total enrollment of 200+


5 or more sections of the same course regardless of enrollment

Final Examination Meeting Times

Final examinations for fall and spring semesters are given at the time listed on the final examination schedule developed by the Office of the Registrar. Summer final examinations are typically given the last class meeting. Except for group final examinations, final examinations are held in the room where the class regularly meets.

  • If you will give a duly approved substitute (i.e. portfolio/final presentation) in lieu of a traditional final examination during final examination week, please notify the Office of the Registrar.
  • Instructors who wish to change their final examination day/time must complete the Change of Final Examination form. This change requires the approval of the department chair and the academic dean per updated content in the University Policy Library.
    • Instructors who choose this option are responsible for checking with their students to ensure there are no final examination conflicts by making this change. If conflicts occur, the instructor is responsible to make adjustments to accommodate the students impacted by the change of their final examination day/time.

A Room Request should be submitted by the department to Room Scheduling to reserve rooms for make-up final examinations during final examination week.

Graduate 6xx, 7xx Level Room Request

Room assignments for final examinations for Oxford Graduate 6xx, 7xx level courses are by request only. The instructor is responsible to reserve a room with the Office of the University Registrar. All 4xx/5xx level classes will examine in the room where the class regularly meets.