Exams

Exams are a popular method for assessment of your coursework.  At UCI we use anonymous grading and exams are run through the Student Services Office.  If you have any questions regarding exam administration please contact the Director of Student Life

Important Exam Documents

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Academic Rules prior to each exam period. They should also read the Exam Memo that will be sent out in the weeks prior by the Director of Student Life. 

Exam Methods

In-Person exams will be administered through ExamSoft SofTest or via Blue Book.  Please make sure you have the most up to date version of Soft Test on your computers via this site.  Please note that if you don’t download exams by 12 noon the day before your exam in ExamSoft you will have no option but to use Blue Book.

Take-Home exams will generally be administered through the Take Home Module.  In this program, once you download an exam the clock is ticking and you must upload your answer within the amount of time provided.

Please refer to the Exam Technical Information page for more information.

Exam Schedule

Exact times and locations will be posted in MyCourses in the days prior to exams.  However, you can plan your exams using the following tentative exam schedules:

Exam Review

Every professor with a scheduled exam should hold a review session during reading days.  Please take note of the days, times, and locations of these review sessions.

Rescheduling an Exam

Students are expected to be familiar with the Law School’s Examination Policies (Academic Rules, Section IV) . In particular, a student may make-up or postpone an exam or written assignment only if arrangements are made in advance of the exam or assignment due date.  The due dates for such requests will be advertised each semester in the Exam Memo. Make-ups or postponements are permitted if:

  1. A student believes that she or he is the victim of disabling circumstances and feels unable to perform adequately (see Academic Rule IV. B. 1).
  2. The examination falls on a date or time when the students cannot take it because it violates the student’s religious beliefs (see Academic Rule IV.B.3).
  3. Two exams are scheduled at the same time or in consecutive periods (one morning and one afternoon on the same day, or one afternoon and one morning the next day) or three exams are scheduled on three consecutive days (see Academic Rule IV.B.4)

Students should contact the Director of Student Life to arrange for a make-up examination.

Study Breaks

We encourage students to partake in study breaks and relaxation opportunities provided by the Student Services Office or student organizations.  In the past these events have included: exam breakfasts, freshly popped popcorn, and therapy dogs.