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Examination Information


Examinations at California Western School of Law are administered by the Office of Registrar and taken on Examplify software unless instructed otherwise. Examinations are anonymous, and self-identification of any kind is not permitted. To maintain the anonymity of exams, students may not discuss individual exam scheduling arrangements with faculty members or discuss any exam administration concerns. All exams reschedule requests must be submitted to for approval. Any exam administration concerns that occur either before or after the exam should be directed to All exams will be administered in-person. Students are required to take final examinations at their scheduled times denoted in the Class Schedule. To view CWSL’s Examination Policy please see the Student Handbook/Academic Policies and Procedures section 5 labeled Examinations.

Your ExamID will automatically be included in your exam file. Do NOT change the ExamID number. You will have the same Exam Number for each of your exams. To view your ExamID number, login your ExamSoft and click on “My Account” to view your 4-digit ExamID number.

Please check the exam schedule carefully as the exam times will be different than in prior terms. The exam schedule also includes information on the format of the exam. If you receive exam accommodations, please follow the schedule provided by Student & Diversity Services.   You must arrive for your exam before the scheduled time.  Please be sure to arrive at the assigned room at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.  Proctors will begin providing instructions a few minutes before the 9:00/9:30 AM or 2:00 PM scheduled start time.  You will need to account for time to find parking and to find your assigned room. You can check with Security, or a hall monitor if you are unsure of where your assigned room is located. If you show up to an exam late more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to report to Academic Affairs to request your exam to be rescheduled.
Please confirm if your exam will be given in a secure or non-secure format. Exams given as a “secure” exam will not permit access to your computer’s local resources, including the internet. You will only be able to navigate in Examplify during your exam. All notes will need to be printed as a hard copy, and notes on an online resource such as E-book, or Google Drive will not be available. Students may not leave the room to collect additional notes/materials once the exam begins. Exams given as “non-secure” will have access to local resources and the internet. Students are strongly encouraged to bring materials in hard copy in the event of any technical difficulties with their computer. Secondary devices such as iPads are not permitted. 


Exam Accommodations

If you are requesting disability-related exam accommodations, please review the law school’s policies and procedures on the CWSL website or contact Student & Diversity  Services at The recommended deadline to request exam accommodations for the 2022 Spring Trimester is Monday, March 14, 2022.

Exam Reschedule Request

Students may submit a request to reschedule their exams per the Student Handbook policy (5.04) and return completed online petition form to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. Requests for Exam reschedule due to emergencies or illness should contact the Vice Dean’s Office by email at or call 619.525.1444 before your scheduled exam time.

Note, if a student has two examinations scheduled at the same hour, upon petition one of the examinations may be rescheduled to an available examination period on the same day. If a student has four or more examinations scheduled on two consecutive days, upon petition one examination may be rescheduled to the next available exam period.  Having two exams on the same day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) is not a sufficient reason for a reschedule under the policy.

Whenever possible, examinations will be rescheduled to a later rather than an earlier date. When an examination has been rescheduled, the professor in his or her sole discretion may give a different or changed examination. All students taking an examination at other than its regularly scheduled time will be required to sign an Honor Code statement certifying that they have obtained no information about the regularly scheduled examination.

Exam Schedules

ExamSoft and Examplify

Examplify by ExamSoft is the selected exam software that is used by CWSL to administer all exams. Additional information is available on our page, website, including information on how to purchase and install the software.  

To login into your ExamSoft account your can click on the following link:


  • For general exam questions and assistance please email us at or call the Registrar’s Office at (619) 525-1414.
  • For on campus technical related questions, you can email or call (619) 515-1599.