i don't mean this as an "attack" but the fact that you are even on the internet means you don't care enough about your training or your school. If I have exams, or class, or work, or a family's birthday party or [insert obligation here], thats usually a time when i'm on the internet less, watch less tv, see my friends less, etc. it is NOT a time when i train less. If you want to be successful in your training, it's not something that you budget into a schedule, it's something that is already engrained in the schedule for other shit to be added around it. And as said above, if you need to study so much that you don't even have a couple hours to train, then you should think about putting a little more effort into the rest of the semester, not just all at the end.
don't mean to sound harsh dude, just trying to put it to you straight.
what this video but most importantly listen to the clip playing behind it.
Finals spread out over 4 weeks sounds like it could be rough, but also a blessing in a way (I'll get to that in a minute).
Personally- I just finished finals this week, and I only had one test I had to take.
You'll find a way to balance everything. I, like others have reiterated, maintain a full class schedule, and pull off a 3.0+ every semester *knock on wood* with out really ever applying myself to my classes. If I absolutely need to, then I'll study for an exam, but aside from doing the required homework, I very rarely devote extra tiem to my classes. (Granted, I'm not bragging, nor am advocating/recommending that!)
I still manage to train at least 5 days a week, roughly an hour each time (sometimes more), and maintain a healthy relationship with my girlfriend and family.
To me, the fact it's spread out over 4 weeks almost makes it seems like it'd be easier to "prioritize" studying for each exam... Does that make sense?
Other people ion this thread have given solid advice about lifting schedules to "maintain" during this time period.. Heck, it may even allow you to recover better and make progress more... Who knows...
Also, one last example- one of Rip's lifters went throug ha VERY high-volume phase of lifting for awhile: lifting 1-3x a day, worked 2 or 3 jobs (I can't recall exactly) and was taking college classes as well. He made it work however he could. An extreme example, but it came to mind
law degree here.
I run 5/3/1 and around exam times just cut the assistance out.