Notes About the Undergraduate Finals Grid

  • For uniformed exams you will see (DAY), which indicates that only DAY sections of the course meet at this time. For example, if you are taking an EVE course of one of the uniformed exams, it will still meet in accordance to the section of the course. The only one that has (DAY) and (EVE) is CISC 1115.
  • Classes coded OA, OM, or OS can have in-person exams. There will be a note on the course if it does.
  • NET exams run asynchronously, which means the virtual course does not meet on a specific day and time. Therefore, the final is not given during a bell code slot, which has a specific day and time. If you are giving a final during a specific day and time and it conflicts with a synchronous course, you must be able to give the student a makeup exam.

Tips on How to Determine Your Bell Code

There are only four positions in CUNYfirst for a bell code time slot.

A bell code is the course code used to identify when your class meets. For example, if you are in ENGL 1010 TR11, your course will be on Tuesdays (T) and Thursdays (R), 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

  • M (Monday)
  • T (Tuesday)
  • W (Wednesday)
  • R (Thursday)
  • F (Friday)
  • S (Saturday)
  • U (Sunday)

Letters at the end of a bell code will also state certain things. For example:

  • L is a lecture component and is usually paired with a bell code that ends in B for lab.
  • H indicates that it is an honors course.
  • Q indicates that it is a SEEK course.
  • F indicates that it is a First-Year Program course.

These letters will never show in the grid, so if you teach a MW2F, you would follow the MW2 bell code slot.

Because there are only four positions, we sometimes need to shorten the numbers 11 and 12 to E or T to make it fit.

  • MTAL that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:50–2:05 p.m. follows an MW12.
  • MTAL that meets on Mondays only at 12:50–3:30 p.m. will follow an M12.

Bell codes can be tricky, so we are here to help! For assistance, e-mail us your course number, department, and bell code.

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