Exam Conflicts and Exam Deferrals
Information about Exam Conflicts
Examinations will be automatically rescheduled for:
for any student who has two examinations which BEGIN within 24 hours. Examinations which BEGIN more than 25 hours apart (for example, at 9:00 a.m. on one day and 1:30 p.m. on the following calendar day), DO NOT constitute a conflict under this rule.
for any student who has three examinations scheduled within four consecutive days, or four examinations scheduled within five consecutive days.
Students with exam conflicts will automatically be assigned a new exam schedule approximately six weeks before the exam period. Students will be notified of the new exam dates and times via e-mail. The new exam schedule will also appear on the Online Exam/Paper Management System. The Online Exam/Paper Management System will be updated periodically throughout the semester and daily during the exam periods.
An exam conflict does not permit the student to self-schedule examinations. The conflicting examination to be changed will be determined by the Office of the Registrar. Examinations rescheduled because of conflicts may be given at any date during the examination period or on the date listed for deferred examinations on the academic calendar.
If, after the Office of the Registrar has rescheduled an examination conflict, there is a material change in a student's examination schedule (i.e., withdrawal from a course, substitution of a take-home examination or a paper option for an in-class examination, etc.) which would eliminate the conflict, it is the student's responsibility under the Student Disciplinary Code, as outlined in the Conduct Policies section of the Bulletin, to notify the Office of the Registrar of the change in order to determine whether he or she remains eligible for a rescheduled examination.
Information about Exam Deferrals
Exam deferrals may be approved for extraordinary cause such as illness of student, death or serious illness in immediate family, traumatic experience (e.g., automobile accident), court appearance, childbirth, religious holiday, military commitment, or extraordinary family circumstances (e.g., wedding of a sibling), as outlined in the Exam Relief Policies in the General Administrative Policies chapter of the Georgetown Law Bulletin (p. 101).
Exams are not deferred for travel, vacation, personal, or social plans.
If you become ill or if there is a death or serious illness in your family, please notify the Office of the Registrar immediately. Students seeking a deferred examination for medical reasons must be seen by a medical provider. A written medical diagnosis must then be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by fax (202-662-9235) or by PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to the start of the exam. All medical certificates are subject to verification and approval. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 202-662-9220 or at email@example.com if you need additional information or assistance.
Do not contact your professor if you need to have an exam deferred. The professor cannot grant an exam deferral. Only the Office of the Registrar can grant a deferral.
You may not indicate to the professor that your exam has been deferred.
Any student who does not take an examination as originally scheduled, and who does not obtain permission from the Registrar prior to the start of the examination to take a deferred examination, will be withdrawn from the course. The withdrawal will be reflected in your transcript as "W."
Once an exam is deferred, you will receive an e-mail with the new exam date and time. Exam deferrals will also appear on the Online Exam/Paper Management System. The Online Exam/Paper Management System will be updated periodically throughout the semester and daily during the exam period.
Fall 2012 Exam Deferral Dates:
Wednesday, January 2
Thursday, January 3
Monday, January 7
Tuesday, January 8
Spring 2013 Exam Deferral Date (Graduating students): Wednesday, May 15
Spring 2013 Exam Deferral Dates (Non-Graduating students):
Tuesday, May 21
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Any exam not completed by the last deferral date will result in a withdrawal from the course. The withdrawal will be reflected as a "W" on the transcript.