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Final Exam Conflict

I have three finals scheduled for the same day! How do I get them rescheduled?

If you have three or more final exams scheduled for the same day, you may request that your instructors reschedule one so that you have no more than two in one day. However, keep in mind that your instructors are not obligated to grant your request. According to Student Rule 8.4:

In those instances where a student is scheduled for three final examinations in one day, the student may request to reschedule one of the exams. The procedure and associated form for this request are available at the Undergraduate Studies web site. The student must initiate the request(s) no later than ten workdays before the first day of TAMU final exams. The same procedure, form and deadline applies to Blinn TEAM students and students enrolled in other co-enrollment programs where final examinations between institutions conflict.

What is the process for requesting rescheduling?

If you wish to request that your instructors reschedule a final exam, this form (Rule 8: Rescheduling a Final Exam) will help.

  1. Complete the form identifying the three courses and scheduled exams that occur on one day.
  2. Contact your dean’s office to have your schedule validated and to get the form signed.
  3. Send a copy of the signed form to your instructors and work with them to reschedule one of the exams.
  4. If you are unable to reach consensus with your instructors, contact your dean’s office for assistance.

How do I find my dean's office?

To find your dean's office, ask your academic advisor or go to the Texas A&M web site to the page labeled Colleges and Departments. When you contact the dean's office, ask who is responsible for helping with the Final Exam Conflict form.

What if I need to reschedule for another reason besides having three or more finals in one day?

Rescheduling for any reason other than a three-in-one day conflict must to be worked out with your instructor.

What if I need to reschedule exams during the semester?

Student Rule 8.4 pertains only to final exam conflicts. If you have conflicts during the semester, you can speak to your instructors, but your best strategy is to plan your study time well. You can get help with that from an academic coach at the Academic Success Center.

What if I need more help or information?

If you have questions about filling in the form, contact Amanda Booth, Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies. if you need additional help, contact the Undergraduate Studies Ombuds, Dr. Valerie Balester, at v-balester@tamu.edu.