There are three scheduled exams: two prelims and a final.

Prelim 1 Tues, 10 March 5:30-7:00

  Sun, 8 March, 1-3pm
Slides (pdf)
Prelim 2 Tues, 21 April 5:30-7:00

  Sun, 19 April, 1-3pm
Final Sun, 17 May 2:00-4:30


About Prelim 2. Read Carefully

1. 5:30-7:00PM. Statler Auditorium, if your student ID is even.

2. 7:30-9:00PM. Statler Auditorium. if your student ID is odd.

3. Phillips 203 if you are authorized to have a quiet room or more time. This room will be staffed beginning at 5:30. Come when you want, early enough to be finished by 9:00. Complete assignment P2Conflict on the CMS, telling us what time you will come. If you have an issue with this, consider yourself in the group discussed in point 5.

4. If you have a conflict with your scheduled time (e.g. 5:30) but can make the other time (e.g. 7:30), complete assignment P2Conflict on the CMS, gving details of the conflict. Unless you hear from us, just go to the other time. If we have an issue with it, we will contact you to discuss it, but that will be the exception.

5. All other conflicts (e.g. you won't be in town because of an athletic event). Email Megan Gatch mlg34@cornell.edu BY THE END OF 16 APRIL. State your name and netid. State your conflict clearly and thoroughly. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Don't complete P2Conflict on the CMS.

NOTE: It is standard practice at Cornell to take two prelims in one evening if you have a conflict. Sorry about that.


If you have a conflict with another exam or other university-sponsored event:

By University policy, courses are not obligated to provide makeup exams for students taking concurrent courses, and we will not do so in this course. The Courses of Study states: "Students are expected to be present throughout each semester at all meetings of courses for which they are registered."  The term "meetings" includes exams, even when scheduled in the evening.

Retrieving Exams

We distribute prelims in the CS Handback room, Gates 216, usually the day after the prelim. Bring your student ID card. Final exams may be reviewed the following semester but may not be taken from the room.

Past Exams

Prelim 1

Prelim 2



There may be occasional in-class quizzes. Quizzes are graded in a binary fashion:

Quizzes will count for a small percentage of your final grade.  Any unused quiz "weight" will be shifted to the exams.