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Final Examinations

Section Title:Academic Affairs
Policy Number:300-X - Effective Fall 2020
Policy Name:Final Examinations
Approval Authority:Provost/VPAA
College Policy Executive:Chief Planning Officer
Responsible Executive:Provost/VPAA
Responsible Unit:Office of the Provost/VPAA
Date Adopted:March 2012
Date Revised:October 2017, April 2020



 Final exams may only be given during the final examination period, which falls on the final week of the term.

Reason for Policy


To ensure that all students are given adequate time and notice about expectations for final exams in all courses.

To Whom Does the Policy Apply


Ramapo College faculty, adjunct faculty, professional staff who teach, and students


Related Documents


Policy 300-R: Credit Hours

Academic Calendar






Final Examinations



Procedure for the Administration of Final Exams

The final exam schedule will be posted one week prior to the first day of the semester or term.

All classes must meet during Final Exam Week. These minutes are counted as part of the Federally
mandated meeting time per credit hour awarded.

Classes must meet during the assigned meeting time within the final exam schedule. Individual faculty
may not change the assigned class meeting time during the final exam schedule.

Students are not expected to take more than two exams on any one day during the final exam period.
Should students be scheduled for more than two exams in one day, they must take the earliest and
latest exams on the assigned day and at the assigned time on the final exam schedule. However, the
student may request that the middle exam(s) be rescheduled to another day during the final exam
period. Faculty must accommodate students who have made this request by the end of the drop add
period (as published on the Academic Calendar) for Fall and Spring semesters or the end of the first
three class meeting times during the winter and summer terms.