When students register for classes, they should check the exam dates and times for all courses that have final exams to avoid a conflict. Those dates and times are on the class search on Campus Connection. Students are expected to take the exam on the day it is scheduled with the section for which they are registered. A student who takes an exam for a section other than the one in which he or she is registered will not receive credit for the class. You must take your exam on the scheduled date and time unless you qualify for a wild card exam (described below) or unless you have an extraordinary emergency during the weeks of exams.
First-year day classes have exams from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upper level day classes have exams from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evening classes have exams from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Students who use SofTest to type exams should arrive half an hour before the scheduled times to set up. Final exams are administered in December, May and July.
Law school exams are graded anonymously. Every semester, you will be assigned a four-digit anonymous examination number. That anonymous number will be emailed to you several weeks before exams begin. You should use it on all examinations and, if requested by the professor, on course papers. Your anonymous number will change every semester, so you should not use a number from a previous semester. The exam number is not the same as your DePaul student ID number.
Exams may be rescheduled only by Assistant Dean Diana White, 312.362-8537. Since all exams are graded anonymously, you should never contact a professor with a request to reschedule an exam, or you will lose the benefit of anonymous grading. Please be aware that travel plans, graduations, weddings, family reunions, job commitments or other personal reasons will not qualify for relief.
In the event of an extraordinary emergency, which may include illness, family crisis, or other compelling academic reasons, Dean White can schedule a makeup exam on a day after the regular exam is administered. Makeup exams cannot be taken before the date of the regular exam. Documentation of the emergency must be provided before the makeup exam will be scheduled.
Students with disabilities who qualify for accommodations should contact Assistant Dean White at the beginning of each semester. Students must give Dean White their examination requests in writing at least one month before the beginning of exams. Confirmation will be sent by email.
Wild Card Exam Policies
If you have two in-class exams scheduled on the same day or on two consecutive days, you can designate one exam as a wild card and reschedule the exam date. Each student is limited to one wild card per semester. The option does not apply to first year exams. The application form is on the examination portion of this site. The form must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs by the listed deadline.