My boyfriend and I may take a few days off and go away since he has time to take off before the end of the year. I'm in my last semester. I have only taken summer trips and 1 spring break trip. We are planning to take a trip on a Thursday and come back on a Saturday, nothing huge but I'd miss 2 days of class. One class depending on what days (it switches) I may or may not meet that Thursday, but there's another scheduled class. Then I have 2 Friday classes. I checked my syllabi and no exams are near that date except one is tentative... I may or may not miss an exam. I'd have to talk to my instructor about it ASAP if we make this plan. HOW do you take off time during a semester at college? I'm only talking 2 days in the week here but even if I'm sick I don't miss a FULL day of classes like that... and it will be 3-4 classes, but easy to catch up. The possibility of an exam in one of them bothers me though. I feel weird doing this... my 8th semester and I've never done this. Do I just explain I'm going away? Is there ever a chance an instructor would not let you make up an exam? Should I say it's a wedding?? Thanks for any help. My last semester by the way... didn't take a summer vacation and I'm sooo itching to go.