(adapted from the Academic Bulletin)
Written examinations are held at the completion of all courses unless the Faculty has determined otherwise. Each student is issued an examination number by the Registrar’s Office in order to ensure that grading will be done anonymously. A student whose absences are excessive in a course will not be permitted to sit for the examination in that course.
For the purpose of maintaining anonymity, students are not to contact individual professors regarding requests for make-up examinations, rescheduling of examinations or any other matter regarding examinations until after grades are posted for those examinations. Any student request to alter an exam schedule, for any reason, must be made in writing (e-mail or fax requests are unacceptable) to the Academic Status Committee, c/o the Office of the Associate Dean.
A student who is not permitted to take an examination because of excessive absences from class will receive no credit and will receive a failing grade in the course. Failure to take an examination or to submit any papers required at the scheduled time in any course shall constitute a failure of such course. Examination schedules will not be altered except for compelling reasons such as serious illness or serious family emergencies.
Certification for illness or serious family emergencies must be presented to the Academic Status Committee along with a written request (e-mail or fax requests are unacceptable) for a make-up examination. Make-up examination requests will not be granted based upon employment-related conflicts, a conflict with other final examinations or a conflict with personal commitments. The fee for all make-up examinations, without exception, is $50.00 per examination. Make-up examinations must be taken when scheduled.
The following regulations apply to all examinations. Violations of these regulations are considered infractions of the Disciplinary Code.
- Examinees are not permitted to sit next to one another in any examination room but are to sit in alternate seats.
- Examinees may only have the following items with them in the examination room during the course of any examination: laptop computers (refer to #12); writing pens; pencils; one copy of the examination; one copy of the examination bluebook or answer sheet; and, such materials as may be specifically permitted by the professor administering the exam.
- Examinees, when outside of the examination room, are not permitted to make reference during the course of an examination to any books, notes, outlines, or any other materials.
- Examinees are not permitted to smoke, eat or drink any beverages in the examination room. Smoking is prohibited in the School of Law and examinees are not permitted to leave the School of Law in order to smoke.
- Examinees are not permitted to make or receive telephone calls during an examination. Pagers and cellular telephones are prohibited in any examination room. Watches must be set to emit no sounds.
- Examinees may not remove their examination, examination bluebook, USB, or answer sheet from the examination room.
- Examinees are only permitted to use the restrooms located in the Student Lounge area and those located on the third floor of the School of Law. Only one person at a time is permitted to use restroom facilities. Examinees are not permitted to use any restrooms located in the Law Library.
- Examinees are not permitted for any reason to leave the School of Law during an examination.
- Examinees are not permitted to converse with anyone except a proctor during an examination.
- Each examinee must physically turn in his/her USB, examination bluebook or answer sheet (also his/her examination if requested by the professor administering the exam) to the assigned proctor in each examination room in order to have his/her USB, examination bluebook or answer sheet (also his/her examination if requested by the professor administering the exam) individually logged-in. An examinee may not exit the examination room until he/she has witnessed the logging-in process of his/her USB, examination bluebook or answer sheet (and also his/her examination if requested by the professor administering the exam). Any examinee who fails to comply with this rule will receive a failing grade for the examination.
- Examinees are not permitted to discuss any aspect of the examination with the professor who administered the exam prior to the grades for that exam being filed with the Registrar.
- Examinees wishing to type their examinations by the use of a laptop computer must furnish their own laptop computer and their own USB Flash drive. In addition, for examination purposes, all laptop computer memories will be locked out by the “Securexam Lockdown System” Program. Students must also: (a) Have the newest version of Securexam Student software installed on their laptops; (b) Securexam Installation Verification Waiver Form must be signed and turned into the Registrar’s Office prior to the first day of exams; (c) All first-time users must attend a Tune-Up session with the Center for Legal Information; and (d) Any problems with your laptop during the exam may require you to complete the exam in a bluebook. Additional regulations involving the use of laptop computers will be furnished to each examinee by the Registrar.
- Students are not permitted to wear or bring a hat or cap into the examination room.
- All bookbags must be placed in the front of the exam room near the proctors. Purses must be placed on the floor near your seat.
- Proctors are hired by the School of Law to administer scheduled exams. Proctors are under the supervision of the Registrar.