have an examination session/period

wolfbm1

Senior Member
Polish
Hello,
My nephew is studying at university. He is going to do exams in different subjects at the end of the first semester.
What is this period of time called: an examination session or an examination period?
Should I say:
1. He is going to to have an examination session soon.
OR
2. He is going to to have an examination period soon.
 
  • lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    In the US, we refer to the time period in a semester up to and including the various final exams as finals. So you could say "[Son's name] is studying hard; finals are coming up soon."
     

    relic5.2

    Senior Member
    English - Ireland
    Not being a speaker of AmE, I always thought finals were the exams at the end of the last semester of that year, or more usually as the very final set of exams to be sat by a student.

    I would just say exams in this case. He is going to have (his) exams soon, or, more likely, His exams are coming up soon
     

    lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    Oh no, finals happen at the end of every semester. "His exams" is a fine alternative.
     
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