Final Exam Schedule (Summary)

Note: Tentative times listed on this page are for all colleges except the health sciences professional colleges.

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Complete Final Exams for Current Semester

For the complete Final Exam Schedule, visit the final exams page for the current term. If the current exam schedule is not available, you can view past schedules on the calendars page.

Summary Schedule

Final exam scheduling is standardized but varies from semester to semester. Review the list below for an overview of course scheduling on a per semester basis.

  • Fall Semester - XYZ

    • The final day of instruction for the 16 week fall semester is XYZ. Final exams are held during the 16th week, from XYZ through XYZ.
  • Spring Semester - XYZ

    • The final day of instruction for the 16 week spring semester is XYZ. Final exams are held during the 16th week, from XYZ through XYZ.
  • Summer Session 1 - XYZ

    • The final day of the 4-week Summer Session is XYZ. If they will be given, final exams are held on XYZ.
  • Summer Session 2 - XYZ

    • The final day of the 8-week Summer Session is XYZ. If they will be given, final exams are held on XYZ and XYZ according to the following directions:
      • Classes that meet on a Tuesday/Thursday pattern conduct their final exams on XYZ, at regular class times and locations.
      • Classes that meet on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday pattern conduct their final exams on XYZ, at regular class times and locations. Classes where the LEC or LCD meets MW only should also follow this pattern; please contact the Office of Classroom Scheduling (info below) to confirm there will not be classroom conflict(s).
      • Students in classes which do not conform to regular Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/ Wednesday/Friday schedules will take their final exams on Thursday or Friday according to instructions from the course instructor (see General Final Exam Schedule table).

Note: Instructors of courses with non-traditional meeting schedules should contact the Office of Classroom Scheduling to arrange for exam locations. Contact the Office of Classroom Scheduling at (312) 413-3640 (e-mail classroomscheduling@uic.edu). Selected courses follow the combined section exam schedule, most follow the general schedule.

Combined Section Final Exam Schedule
Monday 6:00-8:00p.m. Tuesday 6:00-8:00p.m. Wednesday 6:00-8:00p.m. Thursday 8:00-10:00a.m. Thursday 1:00-3:00p.m. Thursday 3:30-5:30p.m. Thursday 6:00-8:00p.m. Friday 1:00-3:00p.m. Friday 3:30-5:30p.m.
ACTG 210
CHEM 233
ITAL 101
ITAL 102
ITAL 103
ITAL 104
MATH 140
PHYS 107
PHYS 142
ACTG 211
MATH 110
CS 251
PHYS 100
BIOS 220
MATH 090
MATH 165
PHYS 105
PHYS 141
CS 261
CS 440
IDS 200 MATH 180
MATH 210
MATH 181
IDS 355
CHEM 232
CHEM 234
MATH 121
MATH 125
MATH 220
CS 151
CS 342
CHEM 123
CHEM 125

General Final Exam Schedule
Classes beginning within this time period. Meeting Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Meeting Mondays and/or Wednesdays and/or Fridays AND those meeting 4 or 5 days a week.
8:00-8:59 a.m. Thursday 8:00-10:00 a.m. Wednesday 8:00-10:00 a.m.
9:00-9:59 a.m. Wednesday 10:30-12:30 p.m. Tuesday 10:30-12:30 p.m.
10:00-10:59 a.m. Monday 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday 10:30-12:30 p.m.
11:00-11:59 a.m. Monday 10:30-12:30 p.m. Thursday 10:30-12:30 p.m.
12:00-12:59 p.m. Friday 8:00-10:00 a.m. Tuesday 8:00-10:00 a.m.
1:00-1:59 p.m. Tuesday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday 1:00-3:00 p.m.
2:00-2:59 p.m. Wednesday 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday 1:00-3:00 p.m.
3:00-3:59 p.m. Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday 8:00-10:00 a.m.
4:00-4:59 p.m. Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday 3:30-5:30 p.m.
5:00-5:59 p.m. Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m.

General Policy

  1. Final examinations, if they are to be given, are given only during the sixteenth week of the semester (eighth week of the summer term). They may not be given earlier.
  2. What to do if you must miss an exam — Let the instructor know as soon as possible before the exam. If the instructor finds your excuse acceptable, he or she may give you an incomplete and schedule an exam for you at a later date. The instructor is the only individual authorized to permit a student to defer a final exam.
  3. No formal instruction of any kind may be given during the final examination period.
  4. The instructor has the option of giving combined section final exams.

Scheduling of Exams

Final examinations are scheduled according to the time and day(s) the class meets, and the type of class (lecture, lecture discussion, quiz or laboratory):

  1. Time and day(s) that class meets. Determines the day on which the exam is scheduled.
  2. Type of class. When a course involves classes that meet at different times (such as a course with both a lecture and a lab), the time of the course (for purposes of scheduling the exam) is determined by an established order of precedence: lecture, lecture discussion, quiz and laboratory.  (For example, if a course meets as both a lecture and as a laboratory, the final exam would be scheduled according to the time at which the lecture meets.)
  3. Exam Conflicts. The exam schedule is designed to prevent conflicts. But just in case, here is what happens if you have an exam conflict:
    1. For terms Fall XYZ, Spring XYZ, Summer XYZ – course listed first in the online Schedule of Classes has precedence.
    2. For terms Fall XYZ, Spring XYZ, Summer XYZ – course listed second in the online Schedule of Classes has precedence.
    3. Regularly scheduled final exams, including Evening Program Courses, have precedence over combined-section exams.
    4. A student with an exam conflict is responsible for arranging a makeup exam with his or her instructor.
  4. A student having more than two examinations in a day. No student will be required to take more than two final examinations in one day. Any student having more than two final examinations scheduled in one day is entitled to rescheduling. Students must notify the instructor by November 1 in the fall semester and April 1 in the spring semester to be eligible for rescheduling. To resolve this conflict, the student will be required to take the first two examinations scheduled (according to the posted examinations schedule) in any given day. Any third, fourth or additional final examinations that are scheduled on the same day must be rescheduled and taken on another day within finals week.

Final Exam Schedule for Evening Program Courses (Start after 6:00pm)

  1. Finals for Evening Program students are held during the sixteenth week of the semester (or eighth week of the 8 week summer term) at the regularly scheduled class time.
  2. If a class meets more than once a week, the exam should be held on the earlier day of finals week.
  3. No examination should exceed two hours.

Evening Program Makeup Classes

  • Fall Semester:
    • Evening Program makeup classes for Labor Day Holiday are to be held on the following Friday. Evening Program Makeup classes for Thanksgiving Holiday are to be held on the preceding Friday.
  • Spring Semester:
    • Evening Program makeup classes for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday are to be held on the following Friday.

Last Updated: October 12, 2017