Douglas College releases fall exam schedule
By Atiba Nelson, Staff Reporter
In the spirit of Halloween, the registrar at Douglas College decided to scare students by releasing the 2019 fall semester final examination schedule.
Released in late October, the fall final examination schedule is available on the Douglas College website, under the “Study at Douglas” homepage tab.
Most courses, with sections based at the New Westminster campus, will be writing their respective final examinations in Royals Gym (n1101). Whereas those sections based at Douglas’ Coquitlam campus will mainly write in the room common to their class for the semester.
The schedule is easy to read as the table is listed by course, and for those who have long forgotten their section number—or never committed their section number to memory—instructor names are featured to provide clarity.
For those students who inspected the final exam schedule and realized that they have four classes with exams scheduled on the same day or that they have two exams on two different campuses on the same day, the registrar has you covered.
Posted with the final exam schedule is the final exam procedures document for students with exam conflicts.
According to the scheduling department, final examinations can only be rescheduled for a student with two (or more) examinations scheduled at the same time, or three examinations within a 24-hour period.
For students with two exams at two different Douglas campuses on the same day, the department of the class with the second examination should provide a minimum of two hours travel time between the end of your previous exam and the start of your second exam.
Interestingly, the scheduling department at the office of the registrar will inform departments and instructors of students with exam scheduling conflicts, which means that students do not need to contact the registrar with their conflicts; it is the responsibility of the instructor and department to make alternative arrangements for students to complete their final exam. However, if your instructor does not discuss your exam conflict with you, it is advised that you approach your instructor to solve the issue.
This semester the last day of classes will be Monday December 2, with the final examination period beginning Wednesday December 4 until Monday December 16.
After writing final exams, make sure you log onto your Douglas College account to access your grades after 9 am on Wednesday December 18, which is the time and date grades are due for the fall semester.
Good luck with finals!
Support is available
Final exams can be a source of extreme stress that affects well-being, so if you or someone you know needs support, Douglas College offers a wealth of resources to help you navigate studying, exams, or the ups and downs of being a student.
Additionally, for student requiring accommodations—such as extra time for final examinations due to a medical condition—contact Accessibility Services on either campus for more information.