What is

Finals Week

Finals week describes the period at the end of the semester when students write their final tests for their courses. Finals week usually takes place in mid-December and mid-April, at the end of the Fall and Winter semesters. These tests, commonly referred to as ‘finals,’ are usually written by high school, college and university students.

Finals week refers to a summative assessment, usually an exam, that students write at the end of the academic semester. This period is where students apply their knowledge accumulated through the semester in a specific context. Finals differ from discipline to discipline.

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