Information on Fall 2021 Final Examinations

How will Fall 2021 Final Examinations (or other final course assessments) operate?

Final Exams will be conducted normally except for those utilizing a remote mode of instruction which should be conducted in a way that is consistent with the course delivery mode and in alignment with the administration of other exams held for the course throughout the semester.

Courses with remote synchronous modes (SYNC) will administer their final exams remotely during their officially assigned block as published on the Fall 2021 Final Exam Matrix. These courses have scheduled days/times attached to the course record (as listed in OSCAR for students). Using the Fall Final Exam Schedule on the Registrar’s website (link is below) as a reference, these final exams are administered in the specific day/time block as published on the final exam schedule; the duration of the exam is limited to a maximum of 2 hours 50 minutes. Instructors may choose to allow more flexibility, offering the exam in an extended 24-hour period on the same exam date of the set exam block as published on the fall final exam matrix when the exam is to be conducted remotely. The duration of the exam is still limited to a maximum of 2 hours and 50 minutes, but a student may complete the exam within the 24-hour period.

Courses with a remote asynchronous mode (ASYN) do not have scheduled days/times attached to the course record (as listed in OSCAR for students). These final exams are administered remotely over a minimum of a 24-hour period of the instructor's choosing. The duration of the exam is still limited to a maximum of 2 hours 50 minutes, but a student may complete the exam at any time within the established exam period. Instructors should plan to provide at least a 24-hour period between the time the final examination (or other final assessment) content is posted/made available to students and is due. If only 24-hours will be provided, it should be confined to a single exam date, and the duration of the exam is still limited to a maximum of 2 hours 50 minutes. The due date should be no later than the final day of the final exam period for the term.

Last Day of Final Exams for Fall 2021: Thursday, December 16, 2021

The website links below provide information on the final examination matrix for Fall 2021 and the Schedule of Classes indicates whether course sections carry assigned days and times.

https://registrar.gatech.edu/faculty-and-staff/exams
https://registrar.gatech.edu/current-students/schedule-of-classes

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