Examinations play a significant part in the evaluation process of many courses. Students should therefore be familiar with the following procedures associated with formal examinations. Any new material covered on the day of a scheduled, for-credit, test or exam, may not be included on that test or exam.
Scheduling of Examinations
Examinations are formally scheduled by the Registrar’s Office in December and April. Examinations are also held at the conclusion of the spring and summer sessions. All students writing examinations are required to show a CBU ID card.
No test or examination, with the exception of practical laboratory examinations, may be held in any course in either the five teaching days or the study period (defined as the period of time between the last day of classes and the beginning of the examination period) immediately preceding the December and April examination periods. This provision cannot be waived even by mutual consent of students and instructor.
Take home examinations cannot be assigned (and distributed) any later than the last day of classes in term. They cannot have a due date earlier than the sixth (6th) day of exams.
CBU, through the Registrar’s Office no longer schedules formal supplementary exams. Individual faculty and/or departments will determine if a supplementary exam is allowed in a course. If allowed, the policies and procedures with respect to the writing of supplementary exams will be determined by individual faculty and/or departments. For specific information on supplementary examinations, please refer to your course outline or the department chair.
Students should notify their instructor(s) immediately if they must miss an examination due to a medical or other serious reason. Upon request, the dean of the school and the instructor may approve a deferred examination.
Postponement of Examinations
If an examination cannot be held at the scheduled time because of inclement weather or other circumstances, other examinations will be written as scheduled and the postponed examinations will be rescheduled by the Registrar’s Office on the first available day after the completion of the examination schedule.
If a student completes an examination and subsequently claims extenuating circumstances, such claims may be considered by the dean and the instructor on an individual basis. If a student is unable to write a scheduled examination for some serious reason, or if she/he becomes ill during an examination, the dean of the school must be contacted within five working days of the date on which the examination was to have been written. The dean and the instructor may decide whether a deferred examination will be scheduled or whether aegrotat standing will be granted.