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Conflict Examinations

Students who have two or more finals scheduled during the same exam period are permitted to take a conflict examination. A conflict examination will be scheduled at another time during exam week.

Students who wish to be scheduled for a conflict exam because of travel plans must talk directly to their instructor(s) to make alternate exam arrangements. However, instructors are under no obligation to accommodate such requests.

To be scheduled for a conflict exam, students must do the following:

  1. Verify your exams using the Final Examination schedule.

  2. Complete all ADD/DROP/CHANGE information as soon as possible so that it reflects your current subject enrollment. Check the Academic Calendar for deadlines.
    • ADD DATE is the end of the 5th week of the semester.
    • DROP DATE is the end of the 12th week of the semester.

After Add Date, the Schedules office will contact students to verify exam conflicts. Students will be assigned a conflict examination by the end of the 13th week of the semester—after Drop Date.

  1. Attend the final examination(s) and/or conflict final examination(s) required in the subjects for which you are registered.

Special Instructions for Cross-registered Students

Cross-registered students with conflicts between their MIT final examination and another school's schedule must contact their MIT instructor to resolve the conflict.

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