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Prelim and Final Examination Schedules

NYS Education Law 224-A mandates that faculty make available an opportunity to make up any examination missed because of religious beliefs. In order to facilitate preparation of makeup exams, students intending to be absent in order to observe any of these holidays are requested to notify the instructor by the end of the first full week of classes.

Beginning with the Spring 2014 semester several aspects of the final exam schedule will change, including the dates when exams are held, how the schedule is created, when the schedule is released and when final grades are due.

Exams will begin at 9:00 am on the first day of exams, exams will be held on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday in spring; Saturday in fall) and a study day will occur in the middle of the exam period (Friday in fall; Sunday in spring.)

Final exam exception periods will be eliminated, multi-lecture classes requiring a single exam will be accommodated and final exams for foreign language classes will be scheduled throughout the exam period.

Final exams will be scheduled based on an algorithm that considers student’s enrollment rather than the class’ first lecture period. The final exam schedule will be published 7-10 days after the end of the add period, which occurs on the 15th calendar day of the term.

Rules and Policies Governing Study Period and Final Examinations

Fall 2013 Spring 2014
Fall Evening Prelim Exams Spring Evening Prelim Exams
Fall Final Exam Dates & Times Spring Final Exams and Projects
Fall Final Exam Room Assignments Spring Final Exam Times and Rooms

Contact Information

University Scheduling
Anne Becker
B07 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9090

Questions?
Email us at: univ_scheduling@cornell.edu.