Exam and Homework Policies

Special Accommodations

Code of Conduct

You are expected to know and follow the Tandon Community Standards and Procedures, regarding:

  • Academic integrity, as spelled out in the Student Code of Conduct
  • Absence Notification
  • Religious Observance Notification


Exam Policy

  • Making up an exam:
    • Students will be allowed a maximum of 1 make-up exam throughout the entire semester. There will be no remote makeup exams: All make-up exams must be taken in-person (unless NYU universally goes remote). Make-up exams may be conducted in a format different from the in-class exam, such as an oral exam.
    • If you miss an exam for a medical, religious, or family emergency reason, you must provide written documentation to the Math Department at soe.math@nyu.edu in order to schedule a make-up exam within 2 days of the missed exam, or upon your first day returning to class if the documentation excuses a longer absence. Make-ups will not be granted to students who do not notify the Math Department in a timely manner. Students may be asked to seek additional approval from NYU Tandon Student Advocacy, eng.studentadvocate@<wbr></wbr>nyu.edu.
    • You may request permission for an out-of-sequence exam or final, if you are giving an official presentation or organizing an official session at a suitable out-of-town ACADEMIC conference that directly conflicts with the time of the exam. If you wish to do so, please send an email to soe.math@nyu.edu BEFORE you finalize your travel plans. Permission is not guaranteed. In particular, no accommodation will be made at all for non-academic conferences or for students going to a conference only as an attendee.
    • We cannot accommodate out-of-sequence exams, quizzes, and finals for reasons of convenient travel, even if you have already purchased tickets. Please note carefully the date of your exams and final and plan your travel schedule accordingly.
    • If you are a student athlete who has an exam conflict for reasons other than practice, please email a letter from NYU Athletics to soe.math@nyu.edu to request a make-up exam at least three days prior to the date of the exam.
  • Time and place:
    You are responsible for knowing when and where an exam is being held. You will not receive any special consideration for being late or missing an exam by mistake.
  • Identification:
    You are required to bring your NYU ID to the exam. If for any reason you are unable to do so, please bring another photo ID, such as a driver's license.
  • Before the Exam:
    You must wait outside the exam room before the start of an exam. You must sit only in a seat where there is an exam for your course. You are NOT allowed to move the exam to a different seat.
  • Scratch paper:
    You are not allowed to bring any paper of your own. Please use the back pages on the exam as scratch paper.
  • Cell Phone & Smart Device Policy:
    No cell phones, iPads, smart watches, or other devices that can communicate with the internet or with others may be used. Any such equipment found with the power on may be interpreted as cheating.
  • Calculator policy:
    • The only calculators permitted in exams are the following TI30 models: TI30Xa, TI30X IIS or IIB, TI30 MultiView XS or XB.
    • More powerful calculators are not allowed, including the following TI30 models: TI30X Pro, TI36X Pro MultiView.
    • During an exam you are not allowed to borrow from or lend a calculator to another student. Borrowing or lending a calculator will be considered cheating.
  • Formula sheets:
    No formula sheets are allowed. All needed formulas will be provided on the exam itself.
  • Neatness and legibility:
    You are expected to write neatly and legibly on your exam. Your final answer must be clearly identified (by placing a box around it). Points will be deducted, if the grader has difficulty reading or finding your answer.
  • Regrading:
    If you believe that one or more problems on your exam paper were incorrectly graded or that the exam score was calculated incorrectly, please contact your course instructor directly within one week of the received graded exam.


Homework Extension Policy

An extension of a homework due date will be granted only for one of the following reasons:

  • A documented medical excuse
  • University-sponsored event such as an athletic tournament, a play, or a musical performance. Rehearsals and athletic practices do not qualify.
  • A religious holiday
  • Extreme hardship such as a family emergency