Senior F Exams


Senior students who have no outstanding failures on record that would prevent graduation and who fail only one course taken during the first semester of their senior year, and who are candidates for a degree at the end of the second semester, may be eligible to take a re-examination in the course that was failed. These students must not have outstanding "I" or "NE" grades, either in prior semesters or in the current semester, that would prohibit them from graduating. A senior who fails a course in the second semester may take a re-examination providing the course failed is the only course preventing his or her graduation.

Students must apply to the registrar to qualify for a Senior "F" Exam. The registrar will certify the eligibility of the student for a re-examination and authorize the instructor to examine eligible students.

For students who seek to qualify for their bachelor's degree in the spring semester, the following applies: A student failing a course in the fall semester of the senior year will be examined after the middle and before the end of the spring term. If it is possible to repeat the failed course in the spring semester, the student has that option. A re-examination in a failed spring semester course may not be taken until the first summer session at the earliest. The time of the re-examination will be at the discretion of the department involved.

Students should know that it may not be possible to give re-examination in courses that require certain physical facilities until those facilities are again available.

For students who seek to qualify for their bachelor's degree in August or December, similar rules apply. The student should consult the registrar for details.

Under no circumstances will an examination be taken later than one year after the end of the term in which the failure occurred. The results of the re-examination when passed or failed will not alter the term or cumulative quality point average previously earned nor remove the "F" grade from the record. When passed, a statement is posted on the transcript stating the failed course was passed by re-examination.