ASP Workshop: Preparing for and Taking Exams.
The Academic Support Program's third and final Fall workshop will focus on preparing for and taking exams. The program for day students will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 12:00-12:50 pm (Auditorium).
The program for evening students will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 7:35-8:25pm (Rm. 210)
. Although the programs aremainly aimed at first-year students, all students are welcome to attend. For more information about the Academic Support Program, visit the ASP web page
If you started this Summer in Dean Sowle's Criminal Law class, you have already had this workshop, but are welcome to attend again if you wish.)
Election Day Class Absences.
In order to facilitate student participation in theelection process, a "liberal leave" policy will be in effect on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8), which means that faculty will not count election-related absences against students on that day.
Fall 2016 Final Exams.
•Exam Schedule and Exam Number.
The final exam schedule for the current semester is available here
. You will be notified of the classroom assignments for your exams prior to the start of exam period. To find your personal exam schedule, go to your Web for Students
account and navigate to "Fall 2016" link under the "Schedule" heading in the lefthand menu. Your exam number is also provided there.
•Exam Types and Distribution.
There are three types of exams:
: First-year courses and certain other courses will have fixed exams. Students will report to designated classrooms on specified days and times for these exams. The dates and times are listed on your Exam Schedule in Web for Students (see above).
Self-Scheduled exams can be taken at anytime during the examination period (December 7-16
). You will choose the date and time that you wish to take the exam. You do not need to preschedule the exam time.
Self-Scheduled exams may be picked up from the Exam Administration Office (Rm. 305) as follows:
-Friday: between 9:00am and 5:45pm
Saturday: between 9:00am and 11:00am
No exams are given on Sunday
These times are pick-up times, not return times. For example, if you pick up a 3-hour exam at 5:45pm on a weekday, you will have the full 3 hours to complete the exam and must return it by 8:45pm.
You must present photo identification to pick up your exam. Your exam will be time-stamped and you will then proceed to one of the designated Self-Schedule exam rooms to take your exam using SoftTest. SoftTest will record a download time for the exam as well as an upload time for the exam. Once you download the exam in SoftTest, you must complete the exam.
When you have uploaded your exam answer, return the exam questions to the Exam Administration Office (Rm. 305).
Take Home Exams:
Take-Home exams are given through the Registrar’s office. In some situations your professor may give you the exam during class and have you return it to the Registrar’s office. In other situations, you will need to pick up and return the exam to the Registrar’s office. Please speak with your professor regarding the rules around take home exams. Important notes:
You must pick up and return take-home exams yourself; you may not have another person do so on your behalf. In addition, you may not submit your take-home exam answers by email; you must submit then in print form to the Registrar's office.
•Exam Conflict/Reschedule Requests: October 20-October 31.
The Student Handbook requires that you take your final exams at the times scheduled unless you have an exam conflict (as defined below), or you have a "serious illness or other extraordinary or compelling reason" beyond your control. If you have an exam conflict or believe you have other reasons justifying the rescheduling of an exam, please complete the Final Exam Reschedule form. To complete the form, log into Web for Students
and navigate to the Final Exam Reschedule form in the left-hand menu. The form will be available beginning Thursday, October 20
; the deadline for submitting an exam reschedule request is Monday, October 31, at 5:00 pm
. If your request is approved, you will be notified later this semester of the rescheduled date, time, and location of your exam.
Under current policy, a student is deemed to have an "exam conflict" if the student has two exams at the same time, or has two or more exams within 24 hours (e.g., exams at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
, or at 6:00 p.m. and 1:15 the following afternoon). A conflict does not exist if two exams are scheduled exactly 24 hours apart (e.g., exams at8:30 a.m. one morning and 8:30 a.m.
the next morning).
•Exams Method Registration: October 20-October 31.
Students have two choices for taking most exams: hand writing the exam, or taking the exam on their own laptop computer. (Some professors may require all students to hand write the exam.)
Assuming your professor has authorized you to take the exam on computer, we will assume you are taking the exam on your own laptop.
You need to register your exam-taking method only
if you wish to hand-write the exam. Please check with your professor if you are uncertain whether computer use will be permitted for your exam
To complete the form, log into Web for Students
and navigate to the Exam Method Registration form in the left-hand menu. The form will be available beginning Thursday, October 20
; the deadline for submitting an exam method request is Monday, October 31, at 5:00 pm
•Notices About Exams on Computer.
Students taking exams on laptop must download and install the SofTest exam-taking program. You will receive information from the Information Technology Services department about when and how to do this. Even though you do not need to submit an Exam Method Registration form to use your laptop for exams, you do need to download and install SofTest.
Unless a professor specifies otherwise, SofTest is configured to lock students out of other programs and services on their computers for the duration of the exam. This means that, unless a professor specifically authorizes access, students will not have access to notes, outlines, or other materials stored on their hard drive or the network.
The Information Technology Services department (ITS) will provide detailed information on the use of laptop computers and Lab computers during exams. For now, please make a note of the following items: