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Exam Conflicts

Exams are in conflict when:

  • Two or more exams are scheduled at the same time.
  • A morning exam* is followed by an afternoon exam.
  • An afternoon exam** is followed by an exam the subsequent morning.
  • A full day, professor-scheduled exam*** is followed by an exam the subsequent morning.
  • Three or more exams are scheduled on consecutive days.

* "Morning exam" is defined as any exam that begins during the morning exam period.

** "Afternoon exam" is defined as any exam that begins during the afternoon period.

*** "Full Day, Professor-Scheduled Exam" is defined as a professor-scheduled exam that lasts for more than four hours.

Students may move an exam in conflict but must take the conflicting exam on the first available make-up date that breaks the conflict.  Under no circumstances is a student allowed to take a make-up exam earlier than the scheduled exam date.  Make-up dates are noted on the exam conflict form.  The exam conflict form will be posted at the appropriate time each semester in MyLaw on the Office of the Registrar and Student Life Department site.