I'll begin this rant by giving you a little background so you can put this into the right context. This is my last year of university and that means that if I fail anything, I'm there for another semester as opposed to taking another summer course. So this year really counts for a lot. Here's where the rant begins. I checked my exam schedule and everything seemed fine. I had two take-home finals in the form of essays, the rest were typical finals. My first final, according to the university website which provides the entire student body with timetables and exam timetables, was on Dec the 7th. So two hours before the deadline I go to my professor's office to hand in my office and have a quick chat with him about his research. I get there and he's gone (not surprised) but what did surprise me was on his door it said "Reminder: the final is due on the 6th of december blah blah blah" So I freak out, hand in my final anyway and check my exam schedule once more. Sure enough, the school tells me it's due on the 7th. So I did a little digging to find out if I was going to get screwed or not, it seems to be the school should take responsibility. Apparently, when the prof sets an exam date he tells the school, he can then change the exam date without telling the school and that is fine: it's not fine with me. Luckily for me, I found a loophole. The 7th is the first official day for finals which means the final cannot be due on the 6th. That means I get no late marks. But what made me very angry is that the school's policy on exams is, if they make a mistake and it causes me to fail an exam: it's up to the prof whether or not to let you take the final. They can say "too bad for you", pocket my $600 and send me packing. It seems to me that the timetable they give me is some sort of a legal document so that if they make a mistake and don't take responsibility, the onus is on them to make it right. To summarize, university = business, not school. PS: I found another mistake on my exam schedule.