MIT: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2017

Right Now This Term: Preparing for Finals

Final examinations will be held from Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23. Check the Final Examination Schedule to discover when and where your final exams will be held. The Registrar’s Office will contact you if you have a scheduling conflict between two or more final exams. Also, changes are made to the schedule after it's published, so be sure to check this site ahead of time to plan your studies, and check again just before finals week to confirm that none of your testing dates, times or locations has changed.

Strategies for Success

You can find advice on Mastering Tests in the MIT Center for Academic Excellence (ACADEX) site to help you to organize your studies, manage tests and complete the term with a minimum of stress.

Relieving End-of-Term Stress

The last few weeks of the term can be stressful because there is so much to accomplish in a relatively short period of time. There's a variety of people and strategies that can help you relieve some of this stress. Here are a few pointers:

  • Seek help and guidance from your associate advisor, freshman advisor, instructors and TAs.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time for each subject by not waiting until the last minute to begin preparation.
  • Speak with a dean in Student Support Services with academic questions and concerns.
  • Visit the Stress Prevention Activities (SPA) Tuesday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14, from 10am-2pm in room 7-103. SPA helps students prepare for finals week by offering tips on stress relief, time management, and test-taking skills. All students are welcome to stop by for refreshments and take a break from studying. The SPA (Co- sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming and Community Wellness at MIT Medical).