Exam Information

In-Class Exams are to be taken on the ExamSoft (Examplify) software which is to be installed on your laptop or will already be installed on the computer lab desktop computers.

Take-Home Exams are to be downloaded and uploaded directly from www.examsoft.com/nusl. Do not attempt to use the ExamSoft (Examplify) software for take-home exams.

In-Class Exams: Frequently Asked Questions

What is my exam number? How do I find my exam number and login information? 

Bill Greene (b.greene@northeastern.edu) will email you your login info approximately two weeks before exams start. Using those login credentials, log into ExamSoft to access your anonymous 5-digit exam number. ExamSoft sometimes refers to your exam number as your “assessment number.” You can find this exam/assessment number by clicking on the My Account tab (under your name and the gear icon) in the upper right corner of your screen.

My exam number is not working! What happened?

Every term you are issued a new exam number. Make sure you are not trying to use an old exam number from a previous term. See above to learn how you can find out your new/current exam number.

Wait, what is an exam number?

An exam number (aka “assessment number”) is an anonymous, randomly generated number assigned to you. Since NUSL does blind grading, the exam number allows instructors to grade your exams without knowing your identity. This allows for fair, unbiased grading.

What happens if I cannot get ExamSoft to work on my laptop on the day of the exam?

This is avoidable if you download the ExamSoft software a week before your exam and test the system using the mock exam. However, if there is an issue with your laptop during the exam, rest assured that the Office of Computer Services will be on standby to assist. We will also have extra bluebooks ready if you need to write your exam at the last-minute.

When is my exam and how long will I have to complete it? 

The exam schedules will be posted here.

What if I need to reschedule my exam?

Students may petition to reschedule an exam if 1) they have two exams schedule on the same day, or 2) they have three exams scheduled on three consecutive days. Do not approach your instructor to ask for a reschedule, as it will automatically identify you and nullify our blind grading system. To request an exam reschedule, please submit this form to ASA. Note: only UL in-class exams can be rescheduled.

Can I bring noise-canceling headphones or earplugs?

Yes, but you may not have any headphones that are plugged into any electronic device.

Take-Home Exams: Frequently Asked Questions

What is my exam number? How do I find my exam number and login information? 

Bill Greene (b.greene@northeastern.edu) will email you your login info approximately two weeks before exams start. Using those login credentials, log into ExamSoft to access your anonymous 5-digit exam number. ExamSoft sometimes refers to your exam number as your “assessment number.” You can find this exam/assessment number by clicking on the My Account tab (under your name and the gear icon) in the upper right corner of your screen.

My exam number is not working! What happened?

Every term you are issued a new exam number. Make sure you are not trying to use an old exam number from a previous term. See above to learn how you can find out your new/current exam number. Also make sure that you are using the ExamSoft website, not the software for all take-home exams.

Wait, what is an exam number?

An exam number (aka “assessment number”) is an anonymous, randomly generated number assigned to you. Since NUSL does blind grading, the exam number allows instructors to grade your exams without knowing your identity. This allows for fair, unbiased grading.

When is my exam? 

The exam schedules will be posted here.

How can I request an extension for a take-home exam?

Extensions for upper-level courses can only be given when the student has received the written approval of the course instructor prior to exam week. Do not attempt to get an extension in the course once exam week has begun. You can request an extension here. Extensions approved into the next quarter will result in the grade of Incomplete. The academic rules require that summer quarter courses must be completed by the third week of the following winter quarter. You and the instructor must agree on the due date, and you are advised to complete the course as soon as possible. Experience has shown that students have much difficulty completing course work once a co-op has begun. PLEASE NOTE: You must submit an extension form for Independent Study projects as well.