Exams

Spring 2021 Final Exams


Students’ Guide to Final Exams

For courses with a final exam, the professor has chosen to offer either a self-scheduled exam or a fixed (scheduled) exam. A fixed exam is given at a specific time for the entire class. A self‐scheduled exam is one that each member of the class takes at a time of the student’s choosing within the exam period.

Students must adhere to the Wellesley College Honor Code.

Students must always do their own work, using only those materials allowed by the professor, and taking only the designated amount of time. In accordance with the Honor Code, and to ensure that each student experiences equitable testing conditions, students are barred from speaking about an exam with any student. This includes discussion of the difficulty, content, format, or any other aspect of the exam.


Reading Period and Exam Dates

The reading and exam period dates at the end of Term 3 are:

  • Reading Days: Wed, March 31; Thu, April 1

  • Exam Days: Fri, April 2; Sat, April 3; Mon, April 5 (make-up day)*

* In Term 3, Monday, April 5 may be used for rescheduled examinations due to religious observance. See the Religious Observance and Scheduled Exams section below.

The reading and exam period dates at the end of Term 4 are:

  • Reading Days: Thu, May 27; Sat, May 29; Sun, May 30

  • Exam Days: Fri, May 28; Mon, May 31; Tue, June 1


Fixed-Schedule Exams

Fixed schedule exams will be scheduled by the Registrar to ensure that students have no overlapping fixed schedule exams.

The Fixed Exam Schedule will be posted on March 17th (along with classroom assignment for On Campus sections with an on-campus in-person exam).


Self-Scheduled Exams

Self-Scheduled exams will all take place remotely. Remote Self Scheduled Exams will be prepared and administered by the faculty.

The list of Self Scheduled Exams will be posted on March 17th.


Accommodated Exams

Students who would like to request accommodations need to reach out to the Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources to make arrangements.


Religious Observance & Scheduled Exams

Students who observe a religious holiday that coincides with an scheduled examination or an academic deadline will follow the process of providing their faculty with a notification of religious observance and a request for accommodation. The Religious Life website explains these policies and procedures. In Term 3, Monday, April 5 may be used for rescheduled examinations due to religious observance.