There are two types of final exams at Hollins: Independent exams and scheduled exams. Faculty members can decide which system they want to use, or they may opt for a final project or paper that has to be completed during the final exam period. Please check your syllabi or ask your instructors which exam system they are using in your individual classes.
Scheduled exam days and times are set by the Registrar’s Office and are posted on the Registrar’s Office and Academic Services website under Schedule of Classes. When you retrieve the matrix, look for the days/times when your class normally meets and find the scheduled day/time for your final exam.
Independent exams afford students maximum flexibility. These exams are run by the student Academic Policy Committee in conjunction with Academic Services and provide three testing times (9:00am-12:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm; 7:00pm-10:00pm) each day of exams with the exception of the last day when there are only two sessions (9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm).
There is no evening exam on the last day of exams. You must arrive at Dana 142 (the room where exams are distributed) 15 minutes prior to the beginning of an exam period. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to take the test during that exam period. You must check in advance with your instructor to see if he or she is making the exam available on reading day or not.
After students have completed their independent exams, they must not talk about the content of the exams with any other students. This is a violation of the Honor Code.