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Exam Laptop Information

For exams allowing laptops, students are not required to come to the Registrar's Office to sign-up for those exams they wish to take on their laptop. However, in order to take your exams on your laptop, you must have downloaded and installed the ExamSoft SofTest software and watched the appropriate training video for your platform.

Laptop Exam Requirements

A PC or Macintosh Computer that meets the requirements listed below.

Proctors cannot and will not supply technical support to any student during an exam, but the proctor can contact a member of the IT Staff for assistance. If your PC fails during an exam, you will have to continue the exam in writing, in a bluebook. You will also not be given any additional time to complete it.

The Law School does not provide PC's for taking exams.

Computer Requirements for Exam Software

PC Version

  • CPU = 2GHz Intel® Core™/Celeron™ or equivalent x86 processor
  • RAM = highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
  • Hard Drive = highest recommended for the operating system or 1 GB of free space.
  • Operating System = English editions of Windows XP (32-bit only), Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
  • Software = Internet connection for SofTest Installation, Exam Download and Upload
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
  • Administrator level account permissions

Mac Version

  • CPU = Intel processor
  • RAM = 2 GB
  • Hard Drive = 1 GB or higher free disk space
  • Operating System = Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), and Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
  • Software = Internet connection for SofTest Installation, Exam Download and Upload
  • Administrator level account permissions

Exam Software Training

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