Fixed-Time Flexible Location Computer-Proctored Exams

Please Note: This page was updated on April 12, 2024.


The Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 exam schedules are now available.

Exam Requirements

Use the Newest Exam4 Software. For the Spring 2024 exam period you must use Exam4 Release 23.1.2 for Mac or Release 23.2 for Windows, both of which expire 1 June 2024.

Take a Practice Exam. You must take a Practice Exam before your first exam. See how to take a practice exam.

If You Need Exam Help

The fastest way to get help with exam-related issues is to open a ticket with our Exam Team. Your question will be sent to the right person. You can also visit our Exam Event page to find out about online and in-person help sessions. 

Open a Ticket

Exam Information You'll Need for Exam4

Before you take an exam, you should be sure to collect a few key pieces of your information from ExamReporter and the Exam Schedule.  

How to Find Your Exam Info

How to Sign into Exam4 for a Computer-Proctored Exam

Please note: You'll need info from Exam Reporter before starting your exam.

Getting Started

  • Close all open files and programs and restart your computer.
  • Double-click on the red "e" icon on your desktop or in your dock to open Exam4.

Screen 1: Start or Save

  • Select "Prepare to start new exam."
  •  Click "Next."

Screen 2: Exam ID; Course or exam title

  • Enter your four-digit Exam ID in both Exam ID fields. (See Finding Your Exam Information for Exam4.) 
  • Enter your NYU NetID.
  • Select your course twice from the dropdown menus. 
  • Click "Next."
  • Check the box in the bottom right corner of the screen to re-confirm your information is correct and then click "OK."

Screen 3: Exam time, font and contrast

  • (Optional) You can set a countdown timer and/or an alert. Please know that the timer only begins when you start your exam and will not shut down your exam.You can also choose a preferred font size and contrast. However, exams print according to a format beyond your control. 
  • Click "Next."

Screen 4: Notice of Instructions

  • Acknowledge the honor code, security check, and crash recovery process by clicking "Got it" at the bottom right corner of screen. (Note: The Exam4 honor code is superseded by the Law School’s pledge of academic honesty.)
  • Click "Next."

Screen 5: Exam Mode

  • Confirm "Exam Mode." (Note: The exam cover sheet establishes what materials and access are permissible for each exam. The Exam 4 software displays what is technically accessible, but the rules of your exam as set by your instructor may be more restrictive.)
  • Click "Next."

Screen 6: Almost ready to begin exam...

  • Confirm that the info you entered is correct.
  • Wait until your exam's designated start-time. Then click "Begin Exam." 

Uploading ID for photographic monitoring

  • The built-in remote proctoring system will now open and tell you that our exams require photographic monitoring. Click "OK." Using a laptop camera, take these required photos:
    • Add your picture ID in the rectangle on the screen and click "Take Photo."
    • Click "Clear View of Your Face," and then take a photo of your face (lowering your mask briefly if necessary).
    • Select "UsePhotos." (Your ID and portrait need to be fully visible in the allotted spaces. If they are not, click “Clear” and take the picture again.)

The Exam Answer Window

  • You are now in the exam answer window. Click the "Exam Info" dropdown and select "Exam Document."
  • A new window will appear. In the Document ID field, type the Document ID from the Report page of ExamReporter. Click "Fetch."
  • Congratulations, you are now ready to begin taking your exam. 

​​How to Submit a Computer-Proctored Exam

Once you have submitted and exited an exam, you can no longer get back into it.

  1. Select "End Exam" in the top left-hand corner.
  2. Click "Confirm,"  then "OK," and then "Submit Electronically."
  3. You'll get a receipt with a green banner confirming your exam has been submitted successfully. Click the "I understand" box and then "OK."
  4. Click "Exit Exam4" and "Exit Exam4 Now."
  5. Check "I’m sure" and then "Exit Exam4."
  6. You may check your exam answer submission status in ExamReporter.