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College of Law

Exam Procedure & Policy

  1. Review the Honor Code before beginning the exam period. It applies to all examinations. If you
    have any questions about the materials allowed by a professor, please see the professor in
    advance of the exam.
  2.  A copy of the final exam schedule will be posted on the web, please check dates and times
  3.  We use exam numbers, rather than students' names, so that professors cannot identify the
    students’ exams they are grading. Exam numbers will be available in ExamSoft one to two
    weeks before the exam period. You must write this number on all of your exams and blue books,
    or as your identification number for typed exams. DO NOT write your name on your
    exam. Midterm exams and final exams have unique numbers. Save these numbers, as you will use
    the same number for all of your midterm and final exams respectively. New numbers are
    assigned each semester.
  4. All examinations must be: (A) written in ink in 8 1/2 x 11 size "blue books," OR (B) typed on the
    student's laptop using the ExamSoft software. Students provide their own blue books, pens or
    laptops. The law school will supply answer sheets and pencils for any multiple choice exams.
  5. If you are using a laptop:
    • Examplify (SofTest) is operable for PC's and Mac’s. Please reference this site for the most up to
    date Minimum System Requirements, Examplify: Minimum System Requirements -
    • You must download the exam software (free for students) well in advance of the exam day.
    • Have your laptop set up and the software running in the designated room before the time to begin
    the exam.
    • Instructions for using the ExamSoft Examplify (SofTest) software are available at
    the Examsoft website (use Chrome or Firefox ONLY).
    • If you experience any problems with your computer during the exam, come to the front office
    immediately and someone will assist you.
    • Once you complete the exam, and have turned in your exam questions, be sure you receive the
    "upload successful" message to assure that your exam answers have been transmitted.
  6.  All exam reschedules must be approved by COL Assistant Dean, Lindsay Hoyt or the
    Registrar. You must meet the criteria published within the exam schedule to reschedule an exam,
    i.e., two exams on one day, three exams in three days, or four exams in five days. Fill out the
    exam reschedule request form and turn it into COL Registrar, Dave Bluemel. Please note, that if
    possible, an elective will be rescheduled rather than a large required class, and rescheduled to a
    later, rather than an earlier date.
  7. Students who are handwriting their exams must return the exam questions and blue books to a
    staff member in the lobby outside the Dean's office at or before the time indicated on the
    exam. Laptop users should exit the exam software and turn in the exam questions to a staff
    member at or before the time indicated. It is your responsibility to determine the precise time the
    exam is to be returned and to ensure that you meet the deadline. Use the clock in the exam room
    for reference, not the clock that may appear on your computer or the time on your wristwatch.
  8. During the exam, turn off (or leave outside the room) all cell phones, smart watches, pagers, and
    PDA's. Do not leave them on vibrate, as this may be disturbing to other students.
  9. When you finish your exam, please be courteous/quiet as you gather your belongings and leave
    the exam room. You MAY NOT return to the room to gather your belongings after you have
    turned in your exam, unless it is after the collection time indicated on the exam. Be aware that
    students are taking exams in both the morning and the afternoon and are taking exams that
    have differing ending times -- so please curb your talking in the classroom areas and halls
    during the administration of exams.
  10.  If you cannot take the exam at the set time due to illness, or other emergency, you must notify
    Assistant Dean Lindsay Hoyt, as soon as possible, prior to the exam and be prepared to supply
    appropriate documentation.
  11. Final grades will be available on WyoWeb. No grades will be given over the telephone.

Final Exam Reschedule Policy

No student is required to take exams in the following circumstances as long as they submit a reschedule
form two weeks prior to the first day of exams:
  • two exams on one day
  • three exams in three consecutive days
  • four exams in five consecutive days

Students who have six final exams cannot be provided relief due to the limited number of exam days.
Efforts will me made, however, to distribute the six exams so as to avoid three in a row. A student who
meets the above criteria must see Assistant Dean Lindsay Hoyt to reschedule. Exams are not normally
rescheduled outside of the regular exam period. The exam reschedule request form can be found here.


Laptop Exam Takers, go to ExamSoft/SofTest website (use Chrome or Firefox ONLY)

The College of Law Honor Code Applies to all Examinations

Contact Us

College of Law

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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