Math 2A and 2B Common Final Exam

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The UCI Mathematics Department offers a single common final exam for all students taking Math 2A, and likewise for all students taking Math 2B. We are using this common final exam for several reasons, including:

The common final helps ensure that all students are taught and are responsible for material at the same level of rigor and are similarly prepared for subsequent math courses.

The common final helps unify grading across different sections of courses, ensuring a fairer grading system for all students, not dependent on particular section enrollment.

The common final helps the math department assess and redesign the Calculus courses to help aid student learning.

The common final exam in Fall 2018 will be given on Saturday December 8th, 1:30-3:30pm. The precise location of the exam will be announced on WebSOC later in the quarter. From the student perspective, this final exam is just like any other final exam; the only difference is that all sections will have their exam on the same day, at the same time. Since all sections will be asked to take the same final exam at the same time, there is a single make-up exam policy for all students.

Make-up Final Exam Policy:

It is expected that students will make every effort to take their final exam at the scheduled time. However, requests for make-up final exams will be considered under the following guidelines:

·       A student will be granted a make-up if the Saturday final exam time violates the student’s religious creed.

·       A student may be granted a make-up exam at the discretion of the course facilitator if the exam time would result in loss of wages constituting a financial hardship, need for child care resulting in financial hardship, inability to procure transportation or loss of employment.

·       A student may be granted a make-up exam at the discretion of the course facilitator if there is a verifiable emergency, which prevents the student from taking the final examination at the scheduled time. Such emergencies include, but are not limited to, serious illness, the death of an immediate family member, or serious accident.

·       A student will be granted a make-up if they are enrolled in Math 2B at the same time they are re-taking Math 2A for a higher grade.

·       During Fall, Winter, and Spring, students registered with the Disability Services Center (DSC) will be taking the exam at DSC on Saturday at the same time as the regular exam. During the Summer, DSC students will have to request a make-up exam. (All such requests will be approved.) 

In all cases, the petition for the make-up final exam must be presented with verifiable evidence. Vacation plans will not constitute a legitimate excuse.

Make-up Procedures:

The form to request a make-up for the common final is available for download, below, and is also available in person in the Mathematics Department Office, Rowland Hall 340. To request a make-up, students must complete this form with accompanying documentation and return it to Eugena Thompson, in Rowland Hall 340. Your request will be reviewed by course facilitator and you will be notified via email of the outcome. All requests must be received by Friday, November 16th (for Fall, 2018), except in the case of emergencies. A make-up request submitted after this deadline for a non-emergency reason, even if approved, will be accompanied by at least a 5 point deduction from the score on the make-up final exam. Students are strongly urged to submit requests as soon as they know they have a situation requiring a make-up exam.

Two make-up dates will be offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring and one make-up date will be offered during summer (these dates will be indicated on the request form).

Please use the link below to access the Make-Up Request Form