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Exam Procedures

CIS 110 exams are governed by rules designed to prevent distraction to other exam takers. We ask that you follow these rules not only to maintain the integrity of the exam, but also out of respect for your fellow students.


Synchronous Exams

CIS 110 exams for the Fall 2021 semester will be taken in person on campus. Students will take the exam alone, although the exams will be open-note and delivered on the computer through Gradescope. The exams are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 10/26 7pm-9pm and Thursday, 12/2 7pm-9pm. Once you have completed the exam, you may not speak about the exam to other students or post on Piazza publicly about it after the exam window has concluded. Doing so directly violates our academic integrity policy and will result in a failure for the exam.


Makeup Requests

We will only be able to offer makeup exams in truly exceptional circumstances. If you believe that your circumstances warrant a makeup for the exam, you may post privately to piazza in the week prior to the exam date and the head staff will reach out to discuss a potential makeup date. A green Penn Open Pass is required to take the exam in person as scheduled. If you are feeling ill or need to isolate, this will be grounds for an extension. Students who need or prefer to make use of a provided computer will be accommodated as well, and details for how to request this accommodation will be shared on piazza.


General Rules