Final Examinations Schedule

Final Examination Dates

December 6 – 13, 2017

Last Day of Classes – Friday, December 1

Study Days: Saturday, December 2 – Tuesday, December 5
No final examinations may be scheduled on Study Days.

Final Examination Policy for all Fall and Spring Courses Scheduled in Standard Sessions

There are two “standard session” options for fall and spring classes. Courses in standard sessions include a scheduled final examination. Standard session 061 does not include a scheduled final examination.

For all standard session courses, the last scheduled day of class is required instructional time. For courses scheduled in a standard session, a final examination or other final summative experience is required during the published final examination week. For courses scheduled in standard session 061, there is no final examination week.

Final examinations or other final summative experiences may not be scheduled during the Study Days period.

No deviations from the published examination period are permitted for courses scheduled in a standard session during the fall and spring semesters, unless faculty have authorization in advance from the Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (CAPP). CAPP will not consider any faculty request for rescheduling a final examination without unanimous written consent of all students in the class. Contact the Registrar’s Office (213-740-4623 or registrar@usc.edu) for the request form and procedures.

Standard Session 001 Dates: 8/21/2017 to 12/1/2017

Finals Week: 12/6/2017 to 12/13/2017

Student Scheduling Conflicts

No student is permitted to omit or take early a final examination and no instructor is authorized to permit a student to do so.

Students should plan in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts in their final examinations. If a student is scheduled for two final examinations at the same time, the student should request to take one of the examinations on a different day or time. If a student is scheduled for more than two final examinations in one day, the student may request to take one of the exams on a different day or time. In either situation the student must contact the professors involved no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date and request an accommodation. If an accommodation cannot be arranged, the student should contact USC Testing Services at testing@usc.edu or (213) 740-7166 for assistance.

Faculty are reminded that grades are due 96 hours after the university-scheduled final examination day and time. Therefore, it might not be possible to accommodate late student requests for an alternate, makeup final examination after the published examination period.

Religious Observance Conflicts

When a final examination is scheduled at a time that conflicts with a student’s observance of a holy day, faculty members should accommodate a request for an alternate examination date and time. A student must discuss a final examination conflict with the professor no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date to arrange an acceptable alternate examination date and time.

The student and/or professor may reach out to the Office of Religious Life (213-740-6110 or vasoni@usc.edu, Dean of Religious Life) for guidance.

Documented Emergencies

In the case of a documented emergency that occurs after the withdrawal date and/or during the
final exam period, students should consult the professor about receiving a grade of Incomplete (IN) for the semester. Faculty and students alike should refer to the rules regarding the mark of Incomplete at the time of the request.

The Registrar’s recommended definition of emergency:

“An unforeseeable situation or event beyond the student’s control that prevents her from taking the final examination or final summative experience.” Based on this definition, a student may not request an IN before the withdrawal deadline. The rationale is that the student has the option to drop the course until the withdrawal date. The grade of IN exists so there is a remedy for illness or emergency which occurs after the deadline to withdraw.

Classes Meeting Examination Day Hour
8 or 8:30 MWF Wednesday, December 6 8-10 a.m.
9 or 9:30 MWF Monday, December 11 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 or 10:30 MWF Monday, December 11 8-10 a.m.
11 or 11:30 MWF Wednesday, December 6 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
12 or 12:30 MWF Friday, December 8 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
1 or 1:30 MWF Wednesday, December 13 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
2 or 2:30 MWF Friday, December 8 2-4 p.m.
3 or 3:30 MWF Monday, December 11 2-4 p.m.
8 or 8:30 TTh Tuesday, December 12 4:30-6:30 p.m.
9 or 9:30 or 10-10:50 TTh Thursday, December 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
11 or 11:30 or 10-11:50 TTh Tuesday, December 12 8-10 a.m.
12 or 12:30 or 1 TTh Tuesday, December 12 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
2 or 2:30 TTh Thursday, December 7 2-4 p.m.
3 or 3:30 TTh Tuesday, December 12 2-4 p.m.
4 or starting after 4 but before 6 p.m. 4:30-6:30 p.m. first scheduled class period, December 6-13
6 or any class after 6 p.m. meeting once weekly 7-9 p.m. first scheduled class period, December 6-13
6 p.m. MW Wednesday, December 6 7-9 p.m.
6 p.m. TTh Thursday, December 7 7-9 p.m.
8 p.m. MW Monday, December 11 7-9 p.m.
8 p.m. TTh Tuesday, December 12 7-9 p.m.
Classes with first meeting on M or W or F Same as MWF
Classes with first meeting on T or Th Same as TTh
Saturday mornings only Saturday, December 9 2-4 p.m.
Courses with both lecture and laboratory According to the first lecture of the week
Laboratory courses without scheduled lecture before 4 p.m. and
meeting for more than one hour
Last regular class period before December 1
Classes not scheduled to meet in one of the regular time periods
listed above
Instructor check with Academic Counseling Services
Students with conflicting final examinations Check with Academic Counseling Services

Exceptions

The Exceptions Schedule does not apply to class meetings beginning at 4 p.m. or later unless the examination time shown in the Exceptions Schedule begins at 4 p.m. or later. Check back later in the term for the Exceptions Schedule.

Department and Course Number Examination Day Hour
Accounting 370 Wednesday, Dec. 6 2-4 p.m.
Accounting 371 Wednesday, Dec. 13 8-10 a.m.
Accounting 372 Monday, Dec. 11 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Accounting 377 Wednesday, Dec. 6 2-4 p.m.
Accounting 430 Saturday, Dec. 9 8-10 a.m.
Biological Sciences 120 Wednesday, Dec. 13 8-10 a.m.
Biological Sciences 320 Monday, Dec. 11 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Business Administration 280, 281, 305 Friday, Dec. 8 8-10 a.m.
Business Administration 310 Saturday, Dec. 9 2-4 p.m.
Business Administration 311, 311T Thursday, Dec. 7 8-10 a.m.
Chemistry 105a, 107, 115a, 322a, 325a Thursday, Dec. 7 8-10 a.m.
Computer Science 103, 104, 201 Monday, Dec. 11 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Computer Science 170, 270 Saturday, Dec. 9 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Computer Science 561 Friday, Dec. 8 8-10 a.m.
Computer Science 570 Wednesday, Dec. 6 2-4 p.m.
Computer Science 585 Wednesday, Dec. 13 2-4 p.m.
East Asian Languages and Cultures 104, 106, 115, 117, 120, 122, 204, 215, 220 Saturday, Dec. 9 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Electrical Engineering 101, 450 Monday, Dec. 11 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Electrical Engineering 109, 209, 457 Saturday, Dec. 9 2-4 p.m.
Electrical Engineering 577b Wednesday, Dec. 13 8-10 a.m.
French 120, 150, 220 Saturday, Dec. 9 8-10 a.m.
German 101, 102, 201 Saturday, Dec. 9 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Italian 120, 150, 220 Saturday, Dec. 9 8-10 a.m.
Mathematics 118, 125, 126, 129, 226, 229 Wednesday, Dec. 6 2-4 p.m.
Physics 135a, 151, 152 Friday, Dec. 8 8-10 a.m.
Spanish 120, 150, 220, 240 Saturday, Dec. 9 4:30-6:30 p.m.