The Summer 2021 Floating Exam Period will begin Friday, July 23rd at 9:00 AM and last through Monday, July 26th at 9:00 PM.

Daily Exam Administration

Daily administration hours (including the weekend) are from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Pacific Time. Students may not upload or download exams outside of those administrative hours.  

Exam Availability

All exams will populate at 9:00 AM PT on July 23rd and may be taken at a time of students’ choosing.  Do not enter your password (distributed by cover sheet prior to July 23rd) or click start on your exam file unless you are prepared to take your exam.  The exam clock cannot be suspended. 

Exam Reschedules

By nature, floating exam periods remove administrative exam conflicts as it is up to the student to self-schedule.  Do not wait until the last day of the period to take your exams! A reschedule will not be approved due to poor time management. 

In the event of a medical emergency, you can fill out the Reschedule Request Form and will be contacted regarding supporting documentation as needed.   

Disability Accommodations

All Office of Accessible Education Students will receive an email from this office confirming exam arrangements.  

Technical Issues

Law Technology can be reached at (408) 554-5762 and ExamSoft at (866) 429-8889.  Based on issues last exam period we recommend the following: 

  1. Slow Moving Computers:

a.) Quit all programs other than Examplify (mostly streaming services – music, video, synced email)

b.) Run each type of “Mock Exam” currently available in ExamSoft. The password for all mock exams is bronco5. It is best practice to take the mock exams at the location you plan to take your final exams, if possible. 

c.) Open/Semi-secured exams: do not cut and paste large amounts of text from your computer into Examplify. 

  1. Freezing and restart: Make sure your computer and Examplify are updated (Big Sur is OK!) Examplify version 2.7.2, at least; follow Law Technology best practices for a frozen computer
  2. Technical Delays: If you experience a technical delay in your exam, contact Law Technology immediately to timestamp the issue! 
  3. Missing Text: Prior to your exam, confirm your display settings are not expanded or compressed to ensure you are viewing your ENTIRE exam.  Be sure to “scroll” completely through each essay question.
  4. Examplify Timers: It is recommended that you also set a personal alarm in addition to the Examplify reminder alarms. 

If you have any questions you would like answered prior to exams, please send them here and we will share with the community! Below are a few more resources you may find helpful. 

Law Technology Exam Practices: Ensuring your machine is up and running for exams!

Navigating Examplify: Available tools; Maximizing typing space, minimizing questions, flagging & highlighting questions etc.

Accessing a “take-home” PDF final in your Portal: Downloading your exam

Uploading a “take-home” or paper final

Confirming successful upload of a take-home or final paper

Wishing you a healthy and restful rest of your semester! 

-SCU Law Exam Team

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