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.

Fall 2020 Exam Schedule: Fall 2020 Exam Schedule

General Exam Reminders

  • Computers: All exams answers must be computer-typed. Hand-writing is not permitted.
  • Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place requirements all In-Class exams have been converted to Take-Home Exams.
    (NOT APPLICABLE FOR SPRING 2020) In-Class Exam Software: All in-class exams will be administered via Exam4.)
  • Take-Home Exam System: THES, the Law School’s web based program, is used for all take-home 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-tern 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.
  • (NOT APPLICABLE FOR SPRING 2020)  You are also expected to check our exam webpage before each in-class exam in case there are room changes.
  • (NOT APPLICABLE FOR SPRING 2020) NOTE: Professors may shorten, but may not extend, the exam duration as posted in the course description.
  • (NOT APPLICABLE FOR SPRING 2020) Classrooms Available for Students: During the exam period, some classrooms may be available for quiet study. A flyer will be posted on the first floor of Furman and Vanderbilt Halls. Please note that these rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. There will be no proctor or supervision of these rooms. All study areas are designated as quiet areas and should be used only for that purpose. No food should be brought into these areas. Also, because these areas will be unattended, students should be careful with their belongings. Mutual respect and civility is appreciated among students.
  • (NOT APPLICABLE FOR SPRING 2020) Building Hours, Space Availability (non-classroom), Transportation and Safety: Information regarding building hours, space availability, transportation and safety is available on the Student Affairs website