Free End of Term Advice
Happy New Year and welcome back to all!
As you write your term papers and prepare for final exams, let me remind you that TUESDAY, January 11th at 5pm ("Dean's Date") is the deadline for all written work (papers, term papers, lab reports) for fall semester. In addition, MONDAY, January 17th at 5pm is the deadline for submitting all Take-Home Finals.
Extensions beyond this date are normally given only for "compelling circumstances beyond the student's control" (i.e. medical or family emergencies). All extensions must be approved both by the course instructor andby either me or Dr. Axcelson before the deadline. The same rule applies to the take-home final deadline the following week.
IF, DESPITE YOUR BEST EFFORTS, YOU FIND THAT YOU CANNOT FINISH YOUR PAPERS ON TIME, PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE ME OR DR. AXCELSON BEFORE THE WORK IS DUE. SET UP AN APPOINTMENT ELECTRONICALLY USING THE LINK UNDER THE ‘WEB SERVICES’ TAB ON THE WILSCON COLLEGE WEBSITE OR COME TO MY DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS ON MONDAY (1/10) OR TUESDAY (1/11) BETWEEN 3-5 PM. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DEADLINES CANNOT BE ALTERED AFTER THE FACT.
The Writing Center is open this week, and is a great source of advice as you work on your Dean’s Date assignments. For appointments, see: http://www.princeton.edu/asap/writingcenter/ The reading period appointments fill up quickly, so be sure to schedule an appointment early. McGraw study hall is closed this week, but many courses are offering review sessions: check on Blackboard or watch for emails from your instructors. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for registration for a McGraw workshop on effective preparation for final exams, to be held on Friday of this week.
Overcrowded Exam Schedules
As the Registrar's Office wrote to you already, students with two exams on the same day may postpone one exam to the next day. Application must be made to the Office of the Registrar no later than Friday, January 7th before 5 pm. The approval, signed by the Registrar's Office, must be presented to the faculty member in charge of the course at least 48 hours prior to the examination.
If you have other compelling reasons why you cannot take an exam on a given date, you must come talk to your Dean or Director of Studies as soon as possible. Again, changes to the exam schedule will only be made in very extraordinary circumstances, beyond the student's control.
If you have a 24 hour take home exam on the same day as a regularly scheduled exam, the take home exam can be moved by approval of the dean or director of studies (note, this only applies to one-day take home exams occurring on the same day as the final exam).
Please don’t hesitate to contact Dean Herschbach or Dr. Axcelson if you have any questions about the above information. Good luck with your end-of-term work!