The Honor Code of the University of South Carolina School of Law applies to all aspects
of examinations. I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance
on, nor will I engage in prohibited communications regarding any examination. I understand
that any communication with another person about the content of an exam or exam answers
will be treated as a serious violation of the Honor Code and may result in a failing
grade for the course.
Spring 2023 Exam Procedures & Frequently Asked Questions
The exam schedule can be found here on the Law Registrar's Website.
Yes. In-person exams must be taken at the designated time.
Yes, the exam must be taken in the assigned classroom.
No, there is not a uniform process for the administration of take-home/check-out exams.
Each professor will provide instructions for his/her exam(s). Ms. Vanessa McQuinn
will coordinate with the professors.
We understand that emergencies happen. If you become suddenly ill or have a last-minute
emergency, please get assistance. To maintain anonymity, please do not contact your
professor. Contact the Law Registrar's office by email or phone (803-777-5221). We will direct you to complete an exam postponement form
and provide documentation where appropriate.
In accordance with Section VI.E. of the Student Handbook, a student can petition the Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs for an exam postponement in extenuating circumstances. The Exam Postponement Form can be found on the Law Registrar’s webpage and should be submitted to the Law Registrar's Office.
You will receive notice of the decision for your exam postponement.
Generally, an exam postponement request will only be considered if you have four exams
on four consecutive days.
In-person exams must be taken in person. Space will be provided in order to allow
student to be distanced within the classroom when taking exams.
Beverages are permitted while taking your exam. The instructor has the discretion
on whether to allow food into the exam room.
The law school does not have a laptop loaner program.
Yes, you can install Examplify on another laptop if it meets the specifications. However,
you must contact the Law registrar’s office to receive additional course downloads.
Yes, you may leave the classroom for a bathroom break. You may not take any materials
from the classroom. Also, you are not allowed to speak to anyone. No additional time
will be given if you take a bathroom break.
Your professor will determine whether you can wear headphones. However, you cannot
have any form of entertainment playing on your laptop while taking the exam.
For take-home/check-out exams, contact Vanessa McQuinn during business hours. For
in-person Examplify exams, contact your exam administrator. For in-person non-Examplify
exams, contact your professor.
No, you will still be required to use your Carolina Card. However, your professor
may provide an alternate means of submitting your answer file at the end of the exam.
Each professor determines what is allowed in the classroom for his/her exam.
Check Libcal to see what rooms are available for studying. Unfortunately, all classrooms will
used for exam administration and professor review sessions.
Yes, you may use an external keyboard and/or mouse for your exam. Please consider
the volume of the keys when bringing in an external keyboard so as not to disturb
fellow classmates during the exam.
Exam templates should be downloaded by November 28th so that any problems that may
occur can be addressed before the day of your exam. Additionally, having your exams
downloaded prior to exam day prevents any delays in beginning your exam.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.