Remote Exams

Final Exams Schedule
Exam Codes
Reschedule an Exam
Accommodated Exams
Laptop Use
Guides for Remote Exams
Emergencies
FAQs


Spring 2020 exams will be given remotely according to the published exam schedule. Students do not need to be on campus to take exams but will be expected to take scheduled exams at their scheduled times and to meet take-home deadlines.

We know this is a stressful time full of new challenges and obstacles. If you encounter any problems with exams please contact lawreg@seattleu.edu. We will help resolve all issues the best we can within the current circumstances. 


Final Exams Schedule

Updated May 4, 2020

Examination Schedule

Examination Schedule - Calendar View

The Spring 2020 Exam Schedule is linked above. Please review it to find the days and times of your exams. The exam schedule is subject to revision and exams may be added.

It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the exam schedule, policies and procedures. Please carefully review all correspondence from the university regarding exams and other matters. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Registrar at 206.398.4150 or e-mail lawreg@seattleu.edu.

If you have an examination schedule conflict as outlined in the Student Handbook, you will have the opportunity to fill out an Exam Conflict Form.


Exam Codes

Each term, the Registrar generates a unique four-digit exam number to be used for all exams. Your exam code changes every semester. You may view your exam code on SU Online. Please use this four-digit number in place of your name on exams and it will be used as your login for ExamSoft. 


Rescheduling an Exam

Exam Conflict Form

No student shall be required to take exams during consecutive exam periods, such as two in the same day, an evening exam followed by a morning exam, or three exams in three days (see Student Handbook). Exams on two consecutive days do not constitute a conflict.

Rescheduled exams must be taken during the next exam period in which no conflict exists between the first day and the last day of exams. Exams cannot be rescheduled for a date that precedes the scheduled date (or the alternative date, if applicable).

Students will be notified when exam conflict resolution forms are available. Conflict forms must be completed and returned to the Office of the Registrar. Students will receive confirmation of the conflict resolution via email.

If prior to a scheduled exam, an emergency arises, you must contact Dean Deming prior to the scheduled date of the exam. In the case of illness, a note from a physician who has diagnosed and treated you must be submitted before the exam can be rescheduled. In all other cases, you must submit a statement setting forth the nature of the emergency. Do not contact your professor. Faculty do not reschedule exams and any attempt to contact a faculty member may jeopardize the anonymous grading system.


Accommodated Exams

Students who have disabilities that require accommodation in the exam process or scheduling should discuss these requirements early in the semester with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Donna Claxton Deming (dcdeming@seattleu.edu). Appropriate accommodations will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Documentation of the disability will be required.


Using Your Laptop For Exams

In order to use your laptop computer, you must have properly installed the ExamSoft software. ExamSoft is a program that allows you to use your laptop as a simple word processor. At the same time, it blocks access to any stored files during the exam administration

ExamSoft download instructions will be emailed prior to the exam period. These instructions will include a deadline for downloading the software.

If you have difficulty downloading ExamSoft, please contact the Assistant Registrar Heather Juul (2nd floor of Administration area). Ms. Juul can be reached at 206.398.4138 or juulh@seattleu.edu.


Emergencies

If an emergency arises, or a student is so sick that they are unable to sit for the exam, the student must contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Donna Claxton Deming (dcdeming@seattleu.edu or 206.398.4307). Please remember that a request for an accommodation or reschedule in these instances must be supported by appropriate documentation.

Do not contact your professor. Faculty do not reschedule exams and any attempt to contact a faculty member may jeopardize the anonymous grading system.

Questions? Contact Megan Peter, Exam Coordinator, at 206.398.4154 or peterme@seattleu.edu.


Guides for Remote Exams

Quick Reference Guide for Exams (emailed 4/1/2020)

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Frequently Asked Questions - Remote Exams

How will I access the exam?

Exams will be attached to the exam file in Examplify as a PDF. Students do not need to print out the exams and be accessed while also using the exam software.

How do I know when my exam is being given?

An exam schedule is available online and updated with any changes. It is your responsibility to know the date and time of your exams.

Where is the password for my exam?

Exam passwords are emailed 15 minutes before the start of an exam to your SU e-mail address. If you do not get the password by the start of your exam you MUST contact the Office of the Registrar.

What happens if I do not have access to stable internet?

All exams will be available for download at least 24 hours before each exam. It is recommended you download the exam before your scheduled exam. Examplify only requires an internet connection for starting the exam and uploading the exam. It will okay if you are not connected to the internet while you are taking the exam. 

What can use during an exam?

All timed exams are open book, non-secure. This means you will have access to all hard copies of course materials, digital materials and the internet. Please read the instructions clearly on your exam for any additional instructions on materials from your professor. You may not collaborate with anyone via any means including but not limited to email, text messaging and social media.

Can I handwrite my exam?

You can only handwrite your exam if you have permission from the Office of the Registrar before the start of exams. Please contact Megan Peter (peterme@seattleu.edu) if you would like to handwrite all of your exams.

What is the anonymous grading system?

The anonymous grading system promotes objective grading and encourages free interchanges in class between faculty and students. DO NOT contact your professor about scheduling or processing of exams; it will compromise the anonymity of the grading system.

Where can I find my Exam Code?

You can review your exam code number on SU Online. Do not put your name or any other identifying information on your exam.

What should I do if I get sick during an exam?

If during an exam, you become so seriously ill that you cannot complete the test, you must notify Megan Peter, Exam Coordinator, of the nature and seriousness of the illness. Before rescheduling the exam, you must supply a written statement from a physician indicating the cause and seriousness of your illness and if the illness made you incapable of completing the exam. Remember, it is better to defer an exam than to start it and stop mid-exam.

What happens if I have a tech issue during the middle of the exam?

If your computer crashes, freezes or other problems arise you must contact the Technology Department immediately. You must also contact the Office of the Registrar to inform them of the problem and if it caused substantive exam-taking issues. 

Is there anything else I should know about the exam process?

All students are subject to the Seattle University School of Law Academic Integrity Code. It is a violation of the Code to give, seek or receive information, answers or solutions to exams; to divulge questions or answers, or comment upon the substantive nature of the exam under circumstances in which a person could use the information to improve his or her performance on the same exam; to use resources not authorized by the faculty member; either to discuss a take-home exam with another person or to work with another person on a take-home exam without the faculty member's permission; to violate any other rules established to ensure the integrity of the exam; except when authorized by a faculty member, to enter a faculty office, secretarial area, or other areas with the intent to obtain a copy of an exam.

Who is the Exam Coordinator and where can I find her?

Megan Peter is the Exam Coordinator. You can reach Ms. Peter at 206.398.4154 or peterme@seattleu.edu.

Who should I talk to if I have any questions about exams?

Dean Deming is responsible for the overall administration of exams at the Law School. You can reach Dean Deming or her assistant Deann Ketchum at 206.398.4307 or 4302. You may also contact the Exam Coordinator, Megan Peter at 206.398.4154 or peterme@seattleu.edu.