Final exam schedule at Edison College creates problems
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Finals frustration! Edison State College students are upset to find some of their final exams are scheduled to overlap.
Even the smartest student on campus can't find a way to be in two places at once, but that's exactly what some students say they would have to do to take all their tests.
They want to know why the school isn't fixing the problem.
Four In Your Corner's Kelli Stegeman taking their concerns right to the top to get them an answer.
Sophomore Robyn Webber is not only worried about what she is going to do about the timing of her tests, but other students who have no idea this issue could even affect them.
"I would have to give them a D," Webber said as she grades an institution that grades her. "Not only do i have a final that is overlapping, my professors have finals that are overlapping."
After she didn't get anywhere talking to Student Services and Academic Affairs, we took her concerns straight to Edison College.
School spokesperson Teresa Morgenstern wouldn't talk on camera and gave a statement to FOX 4.
"The college recognizes that there were some issues with regards to the college calendar and the scheduling of final exams. We have been working diligently to resolve these issues. As always, any student who has a concern or question about his or her final exam schedule is encouraged to contact their respective school dean. Edison State College is committed to providing excellent academic programs that prepare our students for the career our choice."
Robin brought her own statement to the interview, the school's mission statement.
"We value student's success, integrity, intellectual inquiry and academic rigor," she read on a paper straight from the website, then added; "I ask them, where is their integrity?"
She isn't the only student with overlapping finals.
"I'm probably going to have to speed up while taking my ethics test," said freshman David Jean Jacques. "And hopefully I make it to econ."
"There's a lot of students in the school and there's hundreds of classes, that it would be physically impossible to have a proper scheduling thing without a single conflicting issue," sophomore Sean Hartman added in support of the school.
"My 4-year-old would know the he should have said he was sorry and found a solution. Why Edison doesn't, I can't answer that," Robyn said.
Good news, next semester's exam schedule is online and it appears the finals schedule is back to normal.