​During the regular academic year faculty are expected to include a final examination, final project or final exercise in all classes. In order to provide students with sufficient time to prepare, a final examination (or exercise) is expected to take place on the scheduled examination date and period as approved by the university. Final projects that are substituted for a final examination or exercise are expected to be due at the time of the scheduled examination date and period. Only under rare circumstances and with the permission of the dean of the college may this allocated period of time for the completion of course work be shortened.