A final examination is required of all students seeking academic credit. No exceptions will be made to this policy. A student must spend a minimum of two months on an iStudy course before requesting the final examination. This two-month period starts on the submission date of the first lesson. The final examination may be taken only after all other requirements have been met (all lessons graded, all incomplete lessons resubmitted and graded, final examination application received by the iStudy Office).
Students who need iStudy grades to graduate or to satisfy eligibility requirements for the subsequent academic term must complete all assigned work and the final examination in sufficient time for iStudy to submit the course grades to the Registrar's Office. Students should plan their schedules to complete all requirements, including the final examination, at least three weeks before they wish to use the credit. Examinations are processed through the mail, and time must be allowed for the procedure. Graduating seniors are responsible for meeting the deadlines of their academic degree programs.
In most iStudy courses, one mid-course test or two course exams are required in addition to the final exam. A student must have submitted lessons according to the course guide instructions to be eligible to schedule the mid-course tests or course exams.
A number of factors should be considered before scheduling the mid-course test, course exam, and final examination. Students should also keep the following in mind when attempting to meet deadlines for graduation or eligibility requirements for an academic term. The following procedures apply to all iStudy students:
- Examinations should be scheduled as directed in Blackboard or the course booklet.
- Eight weeks (56 days, including the registration date) is the minimum time a student must be enrolled in a course before requesting the final examination. The final examination must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
- All lessons must be graded before taking the final.
- The final (or mid-term) examination request form should be received by iStudy at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled examination date if the test is not taken at The University of Mississippi. Allow sufficient time for mail delivery. Students residing outside the United States should consider submitting the form via fax (662-915-8826), e-mail, or international air mail.
- The test may also be e-mailed by the proctor.
- Three weeks or more may elapse before graded examinations are returned to iStudy and grades are reported to The University of Mississippi's Registrar's Office. Students should plan their schedules so that they will complete all requirements, including the final examination, at least three weeks before they wish to use the credit (i.e., grade posted on UM transcript).
- We reserve the right to require any student to come to the Oxford campus to write an examination if there is any doubt about the originality of the student’s work.
- Be sure to consult the list of deadlines for University of Mississippi students.