The Registrar’s Office administers exams at California Western School of Law. This page provides information on exams, exam rescheduling, and more.
Final Exam Room Protocols and Procedures
Students are expected to follow exam procedures during their exams. Any violation of the exam procedures are subject to review by the Vice Dean's Office under CWSL's Honor Code policy. Please see the following document.
Your ExamID will automatically be included in your exam file. Do NOT change the ExamID number. You will have the same Exam Number for each of your exams. To view your ExamID number, login your ExamSoft and click on “My Account” to view your 4-digit ExamID number.
Please check the exam schedule carefully as the exam times will be different than in prior terms. The exam schedule also includes information on the format of the exam. If you receive exam accommodations, please follow the schedule provided by Student and Diversity Services. You must arrive for your exam before the scheduled time. Please be sure to arrive at the assigned room at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Proctors will begin providing instructions a few minutes before the 9:00/9:30 AM or 2:00/2:30 PM scheduled start time. You will need to account for time to find parking and to find your assigned room. You can check with Security, or a hall monitor if you are unsure of where your assigned room is located. If you show up to an exam late more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to report to Academic Affairs to request your exam to be rescheduled.
Please confirm if your exam will be given in a secure or non-secure format. Exams given as a “secure” exam will not permit access to your computer’s local resources, including the internet. You will only be able to navigate in Examplify during your exam. All notes will need to be printed as a hard copy, and notes on an online resource such as E-book, or Google Drive will not be available. Students may not leave the room to collect additional notes/materials once the exam begins. Exams given as “non-secure” will have access to local resources and the internet. Students are strongly encouraged to bring materials in hard copy in the event of any technical difficulties with their computer. Secondary devices such as iPads are not permitted.
Exam Reschedule Request
Students may submit a request to reschedule their exams per the Student Handbook policy (5.04). You must fill out and return the completed online petition form to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. The deadline to reschedule your exam for the 2024 Spring term is Monday, March 11, 2024.
Note: If a student has two examinations scheduled at the same hour, you still need to petition to reschedule your exams. Once a petition is approved one of the exams can be rescheduled for another available exam period on the same day. If a student has four or more examinations scheduled on two consecutive days, upon petition one examination may be rescheduled to the next available exam period. Having two exams on the same day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) is not a sufficient reason for a reschedule under the policy.
Whenever possible, examinations will be rescheduled to a later rather than an earlier date. When an examination is rescheduled, the professor has the discretion to give a different or changed examination. All students taking an examination outside the regularly scheduled time will be required to sign an Honor Code statement certifying they have obtained no information about the regularly scheduled examination.
CWSL uses Examplify by ExamSoft software to administer all exams. Visit our CWSL Examplify page to login your ExamSoft account. For additional information about intalling Examplify and testing your PC with the Mock Exam, please visit our Student Computing Service.