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College of Law

Exam Procedures and Policies

  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 carefully.

  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 running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, & Windows 10 (Windows 10 Creators is supported only in compatibility mode). However, Windows 10 is the supported operating system. Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S, are NOT supported at this time. 

  • Examplify (SofTest) is operable on most modern Mac OS X based computers (i.e. purchased within the last 3-4 years). This software cannot be used on virtual operating systems such as Microsoft's Virtual Machine, Parallels, VMware, VMware Fusion or any other virtual environments. Supported operating systems include: OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), OS X 10.12 (Sierra), OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), and OS X 10.14 (Mojave). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.

  • 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.

  1. All exam reschedules must be approved by COL Assistant Dean, Lindsay Hoyt.  You must meet the criteria published with 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.

  2. Exams may be written in College of Law rooms 170, 178, 180, 182, 186 and 191 ONLY, unless your professor has given you other instructions.

  3. 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.

  4. During the exam, turn off (or leave outside the room) all cell phones, pagers, and PDA's.  Do not leave them on vibrate, as this may be disturbing to other students.

  5. 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. We have received many complaints from students about noise and distractions caused by students who have finished their exams while others are still working.  Also, 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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:

  • 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.

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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