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Exam Policies & Procedures
In order to accommodate students with overscheduled exam periods, BC Law designates one day at the end of each exam period as a make-up day. A student may move one scheduled exam to the make-up day if the criteria below are met.
Criteria to reschedule:
- 2 exams in 1 day
- 3 exams in 3 consecutive days
- 4 exams in 5 consecutive days
How to reschedule:
- Visit the Student Records Office in Stuart M308
- Sign the provided confidentiality oath
In the case of a serious personal or family illness or crisis, exam rescheduling is permitted. Please contact Academic Services as soon as possible at (617) 552-2527 or email@example.com.
If you are ill on the day of your exam, do not go to the exam room. Instead, contact Academic Services.
If you become ill during an exam, notify the proctor immediately and hand in your exam book. Note that accommodations cannot be made if the illness is reported after the exam has concluded.
BC Law School offers a number of resources to help students get the most out of their exam preparation time:
Every year, each student receives a new four-digit exam number. This number is used to identify the student on exams and on papers to allow for anonymous grading.
Policies & Procedures:
- A new exam number is emailed to each student in the fall of every year.
- The same number should be used for both the fall and spring semesters of any given year.
- By using the exam number, a student certifies that he or she has read the Academic Policies and Procedures guidelines.
- Failure to use the correct exam number may jeopardize grade entry.
- Students are responsible for using the correct exam number.
Professors may elect to give take-home exams instead of proctored exams. Students have the option to retrieve take-home exams using ExamSoft, or to pick them up from the Office of Student Records (Stuart M308) between 9:30-10:00 AM or 3:00-5:00 PM.
- When using ExamSoft, take-home exams will remain open for the precise allotted time. Once that time has elapsed, the exam will no longer be editable.
- 24-hour exams may not be picked up on a Friday.
- All physical take-home exams must be returned to Academic Services.
In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Boston College Law School will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Please visit the Accessibility page or contact the Dean for Students Office for more information:
- (617) 552-4342
- Stuart M308
It is the responsibility of the student to produce legible exams. In the event that a student's handwritten exam is illegible, the procedure is as follows:
- The faculty member should send the original exam back to the Student Records Office to preserve the student’s anonymity.
- The student will be notified by Student Records, and should then type the exam and send it back to the Student Records office.
- Student Records will return the exam to the faculty member.
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