Grades and Exams
Fall 2022 grades will be available in Polaris no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Current students: when placing your transcript order with the National Student Clearinghouse, select "after grades post" and we will hold those requests and process them once fall 2022 grades are available. Transcripts ordered prior to the close of the fall 2022 final exam period will be processed without final grades.
As stated in the Academic Standards and Regulations section of the Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook, "The College expects students to complete all course requirements as established by instructors. In unavoidable circumstances (personal illness, family emergency, etc.) and with approval of the student’s dean and the instructor, a grade of Incomplete may be recorded." Incompletes are typically only approved in the last ten days of the semester due to an episodic event.
Students must initiate the incomplete grade process by contacting their student dean on or before the last day of classes which is Friday, December 9 for the fall 2022 semester.
An Incomplete represents a formal agreement among the instructor, a dean, and the student for the submission of unfinished coursework under prescribed conditions. If approved, “the Incomplete Agreement Form is signed by all necessary individuals, and a date is set by which time all unfinished work must be submitted. In all cases, students are expected to finish outstanding coursework in a period of time roughly equivalent to the period of distraction from their academic commitments. In no case will this period of time extend beyond the end of the second week of classes of the following semester.”
At the end of the grading period, any student for whom a grade has not been submitted and a signed Incomplete Form has not been received will automatically be given a grade of F. Any student subsequently wishing to contest an F received under these circumstances must petition the Recording Committee. Contact your student dean if you have questions and/or wish to request an Incomplete. If you need additional assistance, stop by the Office of the Dean of Students on the second floor of Moulton Union or call (207) 725-3149.
- Fall 2022 Final Exam Plans Survey
- Fall 2022 Final Exam Rotation
- Fall 2022 Courses with Final Exams Eligible for Rescheduling via "Bunching Rule"
- Students with three or more final exams in two days may reschedule one for a day mutually agreeable to the student and the instructor. This policy only applies to final exams being held in-person during the scheduled final exam block; it does not apply to take-home exams, papers or projects, even if they are due in the exam block. More info in the Catalogue, here.
The fall 2022 final exam period is Wednesday, December 14 - Monday, December 19.
Bowdoin's policy is that all academic work, except for final examinations, final papers, final lab reports, and final projects, is due on or before the last day of classes; although instructors may set earlier deadlines, they may not set later deadlines. The last day of fall 2022 classes is Friday, December 9.Bowdoin's policy is that all final academic work, including final examinations, final papers, final lab reports, and final projects, is due at or before 5:00 pm EST on the last day of the final examination period; although instructors may set earlier deadlines, they may not set later deadlines. The last day of the fall 2022 final exam period is Monday, December 19.