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I am looking at son's flight home for x-mas

drizzitdrizzit Registered User Posts: 806 Member
how soon do you know your finals schedule at USC? I would like to get a cheap ticket now ;)
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Replies to: I am looking at son's flight home for x-mas

  • Ned5555Ned5555 Registered User Posts: 300 Member
    Do you know the specific classes your son will be taking? You can play it safe and cheap now and just buy a ticket for the last day of finals week. However, if he finishes exams earlier, he may be waiting around for a day or two with little to do.

    If you wait until the first week of classes or so, he can confirm final dates with the different professors. Once you make sure he won't be changing or dropping classes, you can buy a more specific ticket that lets him leave the afternoon or evening following his last test.
  • cowtipper1cowtipper1 Registered User Posts: 1,567 Senior Member
    Ugh... this sucks... I have 2 finals on the 17th and 2 on the 18th.... Greattttttttttt........ lol
  • diehldundiehldun Registered User Posts: 1,499 Senior Member
    cowtipper1, do we know already?!?
  • kkgirlkkgirl Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    once you get course syllabi, you'll know exactly when each final is.
  • protokuriosprotokurios Registered User Posts: 681 Member
    The course syllabi will most likely (like 99.9%) coincide with the finals schedule online. The school is very strict about professors adhering to this schedule. Just look up your class by start time and you'll know when your final is.
  • bmanbs2bmanbs2 Registered User Posts: 1,719 Senior Member
    Be safe and schedule it for the last day. Last fall our math professor (Mancera) told us the final would be on Monday, but it was actually on the last Wednesday, a fact many hadn't found out until after they bought their tickets. One girl had bought a ticket to Thailand and would have been out $1200, not to mention the cost of a new ticket. Luckily they made a second final, but they wouldn't have had to.
  • drizzitdrizzit Registered User Posts: 806 Member
    Thanks for the responses. SO do the dorms close on the 19th? or can you stay and fly out the next morning on the 20th after finals are over? It appears the Math 125/126 final is on the 19th in the morning. We have a smaller airport and a late afternoon start out of LA means no flight at night into home airport.

  • bmanbs2bmanbs2 Registered User Posts: 1,719 Senior Member
    You can stay if you pay $80 a night.
  • EsamisaEsamisa Registered User Posts: 2,181 Senior Member
    19th, and you have to leave by 5 o clock or something?? There is a time limit.
  • diehldundiehldun Registered User Posts: 1,499 Senior Member
    Is it reliable to just go off of the dates on the syllabus/syllabi? I have to book a ticket this weeked, and it looks like I'll be able to leave on 12/18, as my last final is 12/17. I checked blackboard's callendar, and myUSC, and I don't see any dates, and I remember them saying early in the year that those would be the dates...
  • NikaraNikara Registered User Posts: 1,151 Senior Member
    The syllabi dates are usually the most accurate out there. The finals times that everyone is talking about are found on USC's website in the class schedule section.
  • Ned5555Ned5555 Registered User Posts: 300 Member
    Yes, by this point the syllabus dates should be reliable. You can always confirm the times with the official USC schedule.

  • EsamisaEsamisa Registered User Posts: 2,181 Senior Member
    yeah none of my syllabus had my final dates. I guess I'll have to trust the website. I don't seem to have any coinciding with each other and I know I won't have 1 or 2 finals because they are my studio classes. yay. Looks like I'm getting off a day early... well I'm gonna be safe and buy a plane ticket for the 20th. :)
  • jbuscjbusc Registered User Posts: 2,252 Senior Member
    Always, always check the official schedule of finals as given in the schedule of classes.

    If there is a difference between the professor's syllabus and the official finals schedule, the university will nearly always say the final must be given on the official time. It is typically extremely difficult for a professor and/or student to move finals from the official date/time, and if the syllabus and schedule disagree, it should be brought up with the professor as soon as possible.
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