Upper Level Exam Information

Fall 2020 In Class Exam Schedule & Logistics

Fall 2020 “In Class” Exam Schedule


You should have received an email with your ExamSoft/Examplify login information.  If you do not see this email, please check your junk/spam folders.

  • You will take your “in class” timed exams in the Examplify software which we have used in the past (we just successfully administered 209 1L midterms using Examplify).  The software will be operating in nonsecure mode which means you will be able to access notes and other materials on your computer unless otherwise specified.
  • You will be able to download and start your exam any time between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM on the designated day.  Once you download an exam, you will have to submit your answers within the allotted time (3 hours, 4 hours, etc.).  We are allowing an additional 15 minutes for any problems and logistical issues that might occur, and to allow you to print a copy of the exam questions when appropriate.
  • We will set the time limits in Examplify, and if you reach the determined time limit, your exam will be automatically uploaded at that time.  For example, if you have a 3 hour exam, you will automatically be closed out of the exam and your answers submitted after 3 hours and 15 minutes.  If you have an approved accommodation from the Disability Resource Center, any additional time allotted will be calculated by the system and your time limit will be adjusted accordingly.
  • You will be able to see the time remaining, and you can set silent alarms to remind you of remaining time.
  • Multiple choice questions will be built directly into the software.  This is also the cases for True/False or short answer questions.  Longer essay questions will be available as an attachment when you enter the exam, and can be saved to your computer or printed.

What Do I Do If I Have a Personal or Medical Emergency?

If you experience a personal or medical emergency during the exam period which impacts your ability to sit for an in-class exam or to complete a take-home exam, you should contact Michelle Harper, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, at m.harper@northeastern.edu as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.  Please note that documentation may be required.  To preserve anonymity on exams, please do not contact your professor.

Take-Home Exams and Papers & Logistics

Additional Information on Take-Home Exams and Papers coming soon . . .


Some helpful tips for Take-Home Papers:

  • On the first page, please include:
    • Your five-digit exam number
    • The name of the course
    • Name of your instructor
    • Term (Example: Spring 2021)
  • It is also helpful if you put page numbers in the footer
  • Do not include your name or NUID

What Do I Do If I Have a Personal or Medical Emergency?

If you experience a personal or medical emergency during the exam period which impacts your ability to sit for an in-class exam or to complete a take-home exam, you should contact Michelle Harper, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, at m.harper@northeastern.edu as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.  Please note that documentation may be required.  To preserve anonymity on exams, please do not contact your professor.

How Do I Request an Extension for an Upper-Level Take Home Exam?

Extensions for upper-level courses can only be granted prior to exam week, and will only be granted in the case of emergencies or extenuating circumstances. You can access the extension form here. Do not attempt to get an extension in the course once exam week has begun and do not contact your instructor as the will compromise the anonymity. Extensions approved into the next quarter will result in the grade of Incomplete. You are advised to complete the course as soon as possible as experience has shown that students have difficulty completing course work once a co-op has begun. PLEASE NOTE: You must submit an extension form for Independent Study projects as well.

Exam Numbers and Login Information

Exam Number (aka Assessment Number)

  1. Your exam is an anonymous, randomly generated number assigned to you each term. Using exam numbers instead of names allows faculty to grade your exams blindly which allows for fair and unbiased grading.  You will receive a new exam number each term and these numbers will be imported into ExamSoft and Examplify by ASA.
  2. You can find your exam (assessment) number on the ExamSoft website. Once you have logged in to the website, click on the “My Account” tab which you can find by under your name and the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Your exam number will automatically be included in any exams you take using the Examplify software, but you must add it to any exams you upload using the web portal.
  4. Your exam number is not your NUID or your Husky Card ID!

Logging in to the ExamSoft Website and the Examplify Software 

You will receive an email with your ID and Password for ExamSoft.  The log in information is the same for both the website and the Examplify software.  If you do not see this email before the start of exams, please check your junk and spam folders.

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.