Self Scheduled Exam Procedures & Rules – Spring 2020

Exam Distribution

You must download and install the Exam Viewer software of Exam4 to access your exam.

Exams will be available beginning Monday, April 27, 2020, through Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

You must begin your exam between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time Monday through Friday.

Self-scheduled exams will NOT be available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Exam Administration

Students will open the Exam4 software to access their exam using Exam4′s Exam Viewer and use Exam4 to provide their answers.

Exam4 will accept essay/short answer and multiple-choice answers.

The Exam mode will be OPEN LAPTOP+NETWORK (this is required to access the exam questions via Exam Viewer).

More detailed instructions about exam administration will be provided before the exam period begins.


Self-scheduled examinations must be completed within the allotted time and no later than 6:00 p.m. EDT on the day you take the exam, except for ‘take-home’ style exams in which the allotted time may be 24 hours or more, in which case the submission deadline would fall on the next day.  Thus, you must calculate your access time accordingly, especially for those students who receive the special accommodation of extra time.

Time Limits

Students receiving extra time accommodations will receive an email informing them of the amount of extra time they are allowed.  However, if an accommodated student has any question about the amount of extra time they are allowed, they must verify that time with the Registrar’s Office before accessing the exam.

Exam log files will be printed in order to verify that a student stayed within the time limits for the exam.  If it is determined that a student exceeded their allotted time limit, this information will be forwarded to the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for investigation.

Exam Rules

If you think there is an error, including a typographical error, that affects the nature of the examination question, please answer the question based on the most reasonable resolution of the error, state explicitly the error and your resolution in the exam answer unless the problem is with a multiple-choice question.  If in a multiple-choice question, state the error and your resolution on the first page of the examination answer.

Honor Code

Students remain bound by the Honor Code and should not discuss a self-scheduled examination during the scheduled examination period with or near students who will take that self-scheduled examination at a later time.