Reminder – Special Exam Accommodations Requests Due

This is a reminder to please turn in your Special Exam Accommodations Request if you intend to use Accommodations for your Fall 2014 exams.  I have extended the deadline to turn in these forms until Friday, November 14, 2014.  The form to complete this request is located at:

If you are in need of a temporary accommodation (that has not been requested in past semesters):

You will need to provide the Dean’s Office with a medical excuse from your attending physician with your response/request for a temporary, one-time accommodation.

If you have a permanent or long-term accommodation:

You must be registered with the University’s Office of Accessibility and must re-register every semester you are in attendance at The University of Akron.  Contact information for that office may be found at :


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Examsoft Update


Examsoft has announced support for OSX 10.10 (Yosemite).   The current version should be compatible.  However all PC and Mac users should be running the latest version to ensure there are less problems.  Instructions for updating the software can be found here.  Please stop by our office if you have any troubles.  Thanks!!

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Examsoft and OSX Yosemite

Examsoft does not officially support SofTest on Mac OSX Yosemite (10.10) yet.  Please hold off on making the upgrade if you plan on using that particular computer to take your final exams.  If you have any questions, please contact  Thanks!!


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Fall 2014 Exam Schedule

The final examination schedule for Fall 2014 is located at:

As with every year, we took the final class lists and compared enrollment in every exam class with the enrollment in every other exam class. Based on that, we determined the number of conflicts between each class. We then scheduled the largest classes with the most graduating seniors as early in the examination period as possible, to permit them to be graded by the Monday after exam week, which permits us to meet the graduation deadline and to award honors accurately.

We will redistribute the exam schedule once room assignments are set. For any exams which require the use of multiple rooms we will also update and stagger the starting times.

The resulting exam schedule is the best schedule for spacing out exams for the vast majority of students. Inevitably, however, a few students have course loads that result in their individual schedules being less than optimum. This is unavoidable given the wide range of courses each student takes.

Conflicts: An examination conflict consists if two examinations are scheduled at the same time or three examinations are scheduled within 24 hours. Part-time students who have examinations on both the first Wednesday and first Friday of exam period, and full-time students who have three examinations between the first Wednesday and Sunday of exam period are granted relief at their option. Any student permitted to reschedule should do so with a full-time faculty member whenever possible. It is the students’ responsibility for contacting the faculty to make alternate arrangements.

Reschedule for Unexpected Illness: Students who are ill may contact the professor to reschedule an examination BEFORE the time of the examination. Once a student sits for an examination, the student must complete that examination and receive that grade. Examinations that are rescheduled due to conflict or illness must be rescheduled within exam period to the earliest available time. If illness prevents rescheduling during exam period, the examination must be scheduled no later than the start of the next semester. Students who cannot reschedule an examination before the next semester should consult with the Associate Dean or Assistant Dean of Students Services about a leave.

Testing with Accommodations: Please visit:  

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Exam Relief Snack Schedule



Exam relief snacks will be offered as follows:

· Thursday,    May 1 – All Day

· Monday,      May 5 – All Day

· Tuesday,      May 6 – All Day.  Free pizza available for lunch at 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

· Thursday,    May 8 – All Day

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