Grades and Exams


You will be notified by email when your grades have been posted to your transcript and are available to view on Student Services Online (SSOL).

Grades are posted within 24 hours of submission by the instructor. In general, most grades are posted one to two weeks after final exams.

If you are concerned about a missing grade, please check with the instructor or with the department that offers the class.

Note: Grades for students in the Medical School and the Dental School are posted on an annual basis, at the end of each academic year.


Undergraduate and Non-Degree Classes: Exams must be scheduled, except for seminar classes.

Graduate Classes: Exams are optional.

Final Examinations

Final examinations are given at the end of each term. The Master University Examination Schedule is available online. This provides a tentative guide to final examinations. The definitive schedule of final examinations is usually available by November 1 for the fall term and by April 1 for the spring term. Exams are scheduled according to a University-wide Final Exam Schedule available shortly after midterms. Prior to its availability, students and faculty should consult the Projected Exam Schedule. Students may access their individual exam schedule in SSOL by clicking on Schedule, then My Exam Schedule. Students who have trouble locating a class on either list should contact the instructor to make sure the class has an exam.

Rescheduling Exams

Under certain circumstances it may be necessary for an instructor to reschedule an exam. Any day or time changes in appointed final exam times must be negotiated with the members of the class. All students unable to take the exam at the agreed-upon time must be given a make-up exam at a time when they are able to attend. Faculty should contact the Office of the Registrar to request a time change for a final exam. Schools maintain their own policies regarding when exams can be administered.

Student Exam Conflicts

Students will occasionally have two exams scheduled for the same time. If one of the exams is a departmental exam for a class with several sections, the student should contact the department to arrange a make-up exam. Similarly, no student is obliged to take three exams on any given calendar day. Students with three exams on the same day should print out their exam schedule from SSOL which can then be submitted to each instructor or department. An attempt will then be made to arrange for one of the instructors to schedule a make-up exam on a different day. Examinations are not rescheduled to accommodate travel plans.