fbpx Shopping & Exam Schedules | Harvard Kennedy School
Exam Schedule

Fall 2019 exam schedule (with classrooms)

Spring 2020 exam schedule

Exam schedules for the fall and spring semesters are typically published by August 1 (fall) and November 1 (spring).  Students are responsible for ensuring that they do not register for two classes with exams scheduled at the same time. The exam schedules posted on this page apply only to courses held at HKS. Jointly listed courses held at other Harvard schools may operate on a different exam schedule. Check your syllabi carefully for all courses to ensure that you avoid exam conflicts.

HKS Final Exam PolicyTo receive credit for an HKS course with a final examination, students must attend the exam unless they are excused prior to the time of the exam by the HKS Registrar’s Office for serious illness or family emergency; in this case, they also must inform their program director or the assistant dean for student services and programs of their expected absence. If students are not excused and fail to sit for the exam, they will receive an ABS (Absent) grade. This may be converted to a letter grade only if they provide medical documentation that they were suddenly seriously ill at the time of the exam. In that circumstance, or in the case of an excused absence, they will be required to take a make-up exam scheduled by the instructor.

Shopping Day Schedule

AY20 Spring Shopping Schedule (FINAL - 1/23/20)

Each 75-minute shopping session includes:

  1. The first half-hour shopping meeting
  2. A 15-minute break for students to go to another class
  3. The second half-hour shopping meeting

The timing for shopping sessions is as follows:

Session 1 Starts

Session 1 Ends

Break Begins

Break Ends

Session 2 Starts

Session 2 Ends

8:45 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.