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Charleston School of Law Juris Doctor Program Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024

Academic Catalog and Handbook


Prior to any testing period, students should read the Policies and Procedures for Proctored Assessments and Exams. Students are also responsible for knowing and complying with the below standard instructions for all proctored assessments and exams; these instructions are included in the exam alerts at the beginning of each test in the exam software. By clicking through this alert in the test, students are certifying they have read and understand these instructions.

Standard Instructions for Proctored Tests and Exams 

  1. Before the test begins:  All electronic devices, including cell phones, “smart” watches, and headphones, must be turned off and stored in a backpack, purse, etc., and placed to the side of the classroom. No other materials may be in the student’s work area or on their person during the test unless provided by the proctor.

  1. CLOSED BOOK/NO MATERIALS ALLOWED: Students may only have a writing utensil on their desk and scratch paper provided by the proctor.
    1. Students are not allowed to bring in their own scratch paper.
  1. AGS Number: Students do not need to type their AGS number anywhere on their test or in the exam software. Students must not type their name or any other identifying information on their test.
  1. Recording Answers: All answers to all test questions must be recorded in Examplify, unless a student has a computer issue and must use a bluebook.
  1. Start/Stop: The proctor WILL announce when to start the test. Typically, the proctor will NOT announce when to stop the test. Examplify will automatically stop students when the allotted time is up.
    1. **However, if a student arrived late, that student must stop the test when the proctor instructs him or her to do so, which is based on the time the test is finished, and which may not correspond to the time shown on the student’s Examplify.  
    2. Students must show the proctor the “submitted” screen once they are finished and before leaving the exam room.
    3. Students may leave if they finish a test early, after showing the submitted screen.
  1. Other information:
    1. Restroom Breaks: If students need to use the restroom, they must sign the “Restroom Sign-Out/In Sheet” located at the front of the testing room. Students should use the restroom located on the same floor as the test. No additional time will be allotted for restroom breaks.
    2. Students may not leave the building during the test.
    3. Emergency Situations: If a student experiences an emergency that could affect either their taking or completing the test, the student must let the proctor know immediately; do not wait. The proctor will refer the student to the Office of Academic Affairs, where a decision will be made about the situation.  
      1. If an emergency arises that affects the entire test room, the proctor will instruct everyone on the proper procedures to follow.

**Please note: A student who violates any of these rules and/or fails to comply with the proctor's instructions will be removed from the testing room and their test will not be submitted for grading. 

**The Charleston School of Law Honor Code applies.

*Communicating with your professor about the test before grades are released may be a violation of the Honor Code. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Academic Affairs at 843.377.2411 or 843.377.2423.

Computer Troubleshooting Instructions

If you experience computer issues during the test:

  1. Reboot/restart your computer. Please note that content written in Examplify saves every 60 seconds. If your computer restarts, the program will resume where you left off at the time of the crash.
  2. If the issue is NOT resolved after the first reboot, you should leave the testing room and take your computer to the IT staff person on duty. If your computer does not restart within three minutes, you MUST write the remainder of the test in a Bluebook.
  3. At the completion of the test, you may retrieve your computer from IT.
  4. Absent extraordinary circumstances, you will not receive any additional time due to computer problems.