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Final Exam Schedule

  • Final Exam Schedule Policy

    Final Exam Schedule Policy

    Please note that for courses not following UNC’s class scheduling blocks, the final exam period will be determined by the course’s first meeting time for the week. It is strongly recommended that all instructors indicate the final exam time for their courses in the syllabus.

    1. All final examination periods are to be scheduled for 150 minutes in length.
    2. Instructors who decide not to conduct a final examination or similar capstone exercise during finals week should notify their appropriate unit leader (department chair, school director, program area coordinator) in writing of this action prior to the start of an academic semester or term. Instructors should also notify unit leaders of the equivalent activities to be undertaken during the 150-minute session of the course during finals week and include this information in the course syllabi.
    3. All students must attend the final examination period for each course in which they are enrolled. Any student who is unable to attend the final examination period must request alternative arrangements before the midpoint of the respective course. Approval of the request is at the instructor's discretion.
    4. A student scheduled for three or more final examinations for one day, may negotiate a rescheduling of an exam. The student must notify and begin negotiation with their instructors not later than midpoint of the course(s). If the parties involved cannot find a mutually agreeable time and place, the appropriate dean's office(s) will negotiate a rescheduling of the exam periods. Any student who fails to negotiate a time change must complete all finals as scheduled.
    5. Examinations are conducted in the same classroom used throughout the semester unless previous arrangements are made with the appropriate dean's office and Academic Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar. Faculty should alert students to changes in the final examination times or locations no later than midpoint of the course.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Final Exam Questions

    Q: When are final exam search results available for the current semester?

    A: The final exam schedules are made available in the search feature after the fifth week of class for both fall and spring semesters. This is because the process to place the final exams in classrooms doesn’t occur until the fourth week of classes. Please note that there is no set final exam schedule for the summer semester or for most classes built outside the full part of term window in Spring or Fall semesters.

    Q: Why didn’t the final exam search find my class?

    A: Final exams that were not placed by the Office of the Registrar will not populate in searches. Such courses are practicums, distance delivery/online, off-campus classes, etc. If your search did not yield any results, please get the final exam information from your instructor.

    Another possible reason would be that the incorrect course number or section might have been entered. Tip: Entering just a subject like "MATH" will yield the listings for all Math classes. After finding the class you are looking for, you can then narrow the search by entering that CRN in the search bar. The search is not case sensitive. Again, if the search doesn’t yield any results, please get the final exam information from your instructor.

    Q: My class has met in the same room all semester. Why is the final exam scheduled in a different room?

    A: Classes are only moved to a different location when the original room is not available. This mainly occurs with classes that only meet once a week because they share an exam time block with another once-a-week class. For example: A class that only meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. is going to have a coinciding final exam time with a class that only meets on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the same room. Both classes will not be able to meet for a final exam in the same room at the same time, so one of the final exams will have to be moved to another location.

    Q: Why do two of my classes have the final exam at the same time?

    A: This mainly occurs with classes that only meet once a week because they share an exam time block with another once-a-week class. For example: A class that only meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. is going to have a coinciding final exam time with a class that only meets on Thursday at 11 a.m. In the event you have two final exams scheduled at the same time, please work with one of the instructors to take their final exam at a different time.

Final Exam Search Calendar

Fall 2021 Final Exam Week is December 6 - 10

Final Exam Searches become available after the fifth week of classes for the fall and spring semesters. All full-term courses should meet through finals week. If the course does not appear in your search, does not have a final exam scheduled, or the results are not as you expected; please clarify the day, time, and location with your instructor

Use the search feature below to first find the course. Searches can be done by instructor name, CRN, or subject and course. For example:

  • "Smith" can be entered to find all courses taught by Professor Smith
  • The Course Registration Number such as “13380” can be entered to find the course assigned that CRN. (This search produces the most targeted results).
  • A course subject, number, and section (ANT 110 001) can also be entered.

The search will display all active occurrences of that course per month. To view the Final Exam day, time, and location; scroll to the bottom of the search result, or go straight to that entry by selecting May (for the Spring semester) and December (for the Fall semester) from the month options above the search field. 

Use the search below to find a final exam.
If in doubt, check with your instructor.