Exams

Please carefully review general information about exams. If you have questions, please email sharrar [at] creighton [dot] edu and your message will be answered as quickly as possible.

EXAM NUMBERS

Your exam number for the Fall 2019 Semester final exams has been pre-assigned and will be e-mailed to you on Thursday, November 21. You will use this same number for every exam taken. First year students, please note that this exam number is different from the exam number you used during your mid-terms. Please save the exam number e-mail for future reference in the event you forget your exam number during the Fall 2019 exam period.

EXAM SCHEDULE

The exam schedule with room assignments is attached. Please make sure you review it to ensure that you report to your exam on the correct day, time and location.

If you have two exams scheduled on the same day or four exams scheduled in one week, see Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Administrative Suite to determine which exam will be rescheduled, to reschedule that exam, and to sign the appropriate form. (See Academic Rule 3.4.) You must do this before 4 pm on Monday, November 25.

MATERIALS PERMITTED IN THE EXAMINATION ROOM

• Only items authorized by the professor and indicated on the posted notice board on the second floor of the Law School may be brought into the examination room.
• Scratch paper and exam books will be provided by the Law School.
• For closed-book exams:

  • Students taking exams online must bring their computer with the Examplify software previously installed on it, a power adapter, and a pen and/or pencil. An external mouse and keyboard are permitted provided they do not interfere with the persons around you. These must be connected before starting Examplify. You may bring your specific online testing password information with your exam number on it.
  • Students taking written exams should bring only a pen and/or pencil into the exam room, as well as your exam number. Exam booklets and scratch paper will be provided.

Please note: For closed-book exams, beginning 30 minutes prior to the exam, all textbooks, outlines, notes and other written materials are prohibited in the exam room. For online takers, you may set up your computer 30 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin. Please keep your books, back packs, coats, purses, caps, and other miscellaneous materials in your locker. NO CELL PHONES ARE PERMITTED IN THE EXAM ROOM.

• If you must leave the exam room during the exam, you will need to sign out with the proctor. Upon returning to the exam room, you must sign back in. Leaving the room during the exam disrupts other students, so please leave only if necessary.

Exams will begin at 8:30 for morning exams and 1:30 for afternoon exams and may start earlier if all students have signed in for the exam. You may not start the exam until the proctor instructs you to do so. Failure to comply may result in a failing grade in the course.

ON-LINE EXAMS

Students taking their exams on-line must report to their exam room by 8:00 for the morning exams and by 1:00 for the afternoon exams to set up your computers. After setting up your computer, you may leave the exam room, but you must be in your seat 15 minutes prior to the start time of the exam.

Prior to the exams, the fall exams must be downloaded on to your computer. All students who have Fall 2019 online exams should have received an email on Tuesday, November 19 from exams [at] creighton [dot] edu with directions to install/update the software. (International Law - Law 423 students will receive an email on Friday, November 22 as notification that the Law 423 exam is available for downloading. All students will receive an email on Monday, November 25 as notification that remaining exams are open for downloading.) If you have not already done so, please make sure you have upgraded to the correct Examplify version before you install and download your fall exams. It is advisable that you do this by the end of the day, Friday, November 22. Although unlikely, this will give you time to remedy any problems with your download. Failure to comply in a timely manner will result in writing exam essay answers in answer books. Please contact the Exam Management Team with any questions or concerns at exams [at] creighton [dot] edu; MyIT Service Desk 402.280.1111 option 1; or Exam Hotline 402.280.5665.

On exam day, after all students are set up, a paper copy of the exam will be distributed face down to each student. No typing or writing shall begin until instruction is given. When time is called, all typing must stop immediately. Students should submit their exam. Click “Exam Controls” then “Submit Exam”. You may also click “Next” to proceed through the submit process. On the next page, click “I am ready to exit my exam”. Then click, “Submit Exam”. A message will appear on the screen as to the success or failure of the upload. Once successful, you will also receive an email confirmation. Please retain these emails for your records. DO NOT LEAVE THE EXAMINATION ROOM UNTIL YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR SUCCESSFUL UPLOAD. You must always return the paper copy of the exam to the proctor, and not talk to anyone until after you have left the exam room.

WRITTEN EXAMS

Writing exam takers will report to the same room as online takers. Students taking written exams must report to their exam room by 8:15 for the morning exams and by 1:15 for the afternoon exams. Exams will be distributed to each student face down and may not be turned over or written upon until instructions have been given by the proctor. When time is called, exams must be turned in immediately.

GRADES

Students will be able to retrieve grades by logging into your N.E.S.T. account. Submitted upper-level grades will be posted on N.E.S.T. beginning the week of December 23. However, most of the grades will not be posted until after the grade deadline, which is Wednesday, January 8. All first-year grades will be posted on N.E.S.T. the week of January 13, after GPAs are determined.