The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Final Exam Policy

Final exams must be given during the final exam period at the scheduled time and in the scheduled place, although alternative uses of the scheduled exam period may be designated by the instructor. Examples would include group presentations, presentations of final projects, or general discussions regarding course content.

Students are not required to take more than two exams on any day. The instructor(s) of the last non-departmental exam(s)¹ on that day must reschedule the student's exam during the final exam period. It is the obligation of students with such conflicts to make appropriate arrangements with the instructor at least two weeks prior to the end of classes.

In-class, written quizzes or tests counting more than 10% of the semester grade may not be given the last five calendar days before the study period. The study period, designated as "Study Day" on the Academic Calendar, is set aside for final examination study. There should be no assignments or projects due during this time.

No exams may be scheduled during the designated Study Period. No regular exams may be scheduled during the "Make Up Exam" times.







¹ Some units offer departmental exams in which one, common exam period is assigned to all sections of a particular course. These exams should not be rescheduled.




The Office of the University Registrar

209 Student Services Building - Knoxville, TN 37996-0200
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except holidays.


Telephone calls for the Office of the University Registrar are answered by One Stop Student Services (865-974-1111) located at Hodges Library Ground Floor, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard. To contact University Registrar staff please refer to Staff Listing.




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