Exam Information and Schedules

For all Academic Policies relating to Exams, see the Academic Policies Guide.

Upcoming Exam Information 

The Fall 2020 examination period: Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 17, 2020.

PDFs Prior to Exact Exam Schedule:

Spring 2021 Exam Schedule PDF Prior to Room and Time Assignments: Spring 2021 Exam Schedule

Summer 2021 Exam Schedule PDF Prior to Room and Time Assignments: Summer 2021 Exam Schedule


COVID-19 Update on Fall 2020 Exams

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall 2020 exams will be remote.  

The majority of fall 2020 exams will be completed on the Law School's Take-Home Exam System (THES).  We are also conducting a small Exam4 Remote pilot program.  The Exam4 software is our usual in-class software.  We cannot offer Exam4 on a large scale, so the pilot program will consist of mostly exams for courses in the Graduate Tax Program and a few exams that have all multiple choice/ short answer questions.  A list of exams using the Exam4 program is provided below.   

All other exams (including 1L exams)  formerly listed as in-class have been converted to scheduled take-home exams and will use THES. The scheduled exam date and timing will remain the same.


General Exam Reminders

  • Computers: All exams answers must be computer-typed. Hand-writing is not permitted.
  •  Exam4 Remote Pilot Program:
    •  All October 2020 early 7-week in-class exams will be administered via Exam4.  
    • These December exams will use the Exam4.
  • Take-Home Exam System: THES, the Law School’s web-based program, will be used for all other exams. No special software is required or necessary.
  • Exam Numbers: Prior to the exam period, obtain your 4-digit examination number from ExamReporter. Using an incorrect exam number will result in a delay of your grade.
    • For early final exams (1st 7-week courses), students will use the final exam ID.
    • For mid-term exams, students will use the mid-term exam ID, and for final exams, if any, use the final exam ID.
  • Maintaining AnonymityAll exams are graded anonymously; the exam should only contain your exam number. It is imperative that you not compromise the important value of anonymity. If you have a problem, communicate only with the Office of Academic Services at law.exams@nyu.edudo not discuss the problem with your professor. Do not add your email address or your name to your exam. (Note to Professors: At times, a student may wish to communicate with a professor regarding an exam issue by sending an anonymous note to the professor. To preserve the blind grading process this note must be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration.)
  • Medical Issues: If the issue you would like to relay to your professor concerns a medical issue, you will be asked to submit documentation to support the issue. You may opt to keep the documentation confidential within the Office of Academic Services and/or the Office of Student Affairs, or you may opt to have the documentation forwarded to the professor along with your note. If you decline to submit documentation, you may opt to withdraw your note or you can request that the note still be sent with an indication that you declined to submit documentation.
  • Technology Issues: If the issues you would like to relay to your professor involve a technology problem, you will be required to first have your computer examined by ITS. Your note will be sent with an indication of whether you are compliant with exam readiness requirements.
  • Postponing Exams: If you have any difficulties or experience other extenuating circumstances, please submit an exam postponement request via ExamReporter. Please include any relevant details in your request. If your request requires additional documentation (e.g., doctor’s note), please submit the documentation separately to the Office of Student Affairs. Your request will be reviewed by the Office of Student Affairs and you will be notified if your request is approved or denied. You may email the Office of Student Affairs at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.
  • Check Your Email: Please check your NYU e-mail regularly during the exam period. Any important messages from the Offices of Academic Services, Records and Registration, and the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) will be distributed via e-mail.
  • Examination Schedule: Read the schedule carefully.
  • NOTE: Professors may shorten, but may not extend, the exam duration as posted in the course description.