William and Mary Law School

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 schedule.  Students request a make-up date on the term Exam Conflict Form.