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Examinations (Equivalency) - Given at the discretion of an academic unit, equivalency examinations determine if transferred upper-division course work may be applied as subject credit to the major requirements for the degree. Passing the exam does not provide additional unit credit. Contact the appropriate academic unit for specific details.

Examinations (Final) - Exams given at the end of a semester, after the last scheduled class sessions, and after all other course work has been completed. If a scheduled exam conflicts with a student's observance of a holy day, faculty members must accommodate a request for an alternate exam date at a time that does not violate the student's religious creed. A student must discuss a final exam conflict with the professor no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled exam date to arrange an acceptable alternate exam date. Refer to the "Schedule of Final Examinations” section of the Schedule of Classes.

Examinations (Placement) - Exams given at the end of a semester, after the last scheduled class sessions, and after all other course work has been completed. If a scheduled exam conflicts with a student's observance of a holy day, faculty members must accommodate a request for an alternate exam date at a time that does not violate the student's religious creed. A student must discuss a final exam conflict with the professor no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled exam date to arrange an acceptable alternate exam date. Refer to the "Schedule of Final Examinations” section of the Schedule of Classes.

Examinations (Subject Credit) - Exams given at the end of a semester, after the last scheduled class sessions, and after all other course work has been completed. If a scheduled exam conflicts with a student's observance of a holy day, faculty members must accommodate a request for an alternate exam date at a time that does not violate the student's religious creed. A student must discuss a final exam conflict with the professor no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled exam date to arrange an acceptable alternate exam date. Refer to the "Schedule of Final Examinations” section of the Schedule of Classes.

Examinations (Writing) - The University Writing Examination. Given to students who score below the specified level on the Verbal portion of the SAT, the University Writing Examination determines if preparatory coursework must be completed before enrolling in Writing 140. Refer the “Writing Program" section of the USC Catalogue.

Exception to Residence - See Request for Exception to Residence.

Exceptional Course: A course determined to fulfill full-time enrollment status, regardless of the number of registered units. Such courses include course numbers 594 and 794, courses GRSC 800 and GRSC 810, and other courses and programs as determined by the Dean of Academic Records and Registrar.