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Faculty make every effort to coordinate scheduling of examinations throughout the year and at the end of each semester. Therefore, requesting a change in the date of an examination is discouraged. Any requests to change examination dates should be made by the class president, no later than two weeks after the beginning of each semester. Course directors who receive requests that meet these requirements should ensure that rescheduling the examination does not conflict with any other scheduled examinations and that sequencing of educational material is not disrupted for scheduling convenience.

Conduct of Examinations

Each examination is scheduled to begin at a specific time as indicated by the course coordinator. Specific start times are applicable to all students scheduled to take examinations regardless of whether the exam is an online or paper and regardless of whether the student is on-site or off-site. Presenting late to scheduled examinations distracts other test takers, inconveniences proctors who are scheduled in advance for each testing situation and compromises the security of exam taking conditions.

For fairness and consideration to all on-site and off-site students and proctors, a 15 minute leeway is the maximum allowable time provided for a student to present for an examination and begin taking their exam. Students must check in at the scheduled start time for an exam. At the discretion of the course coordinator, students arriving at an examination 15 minutes after the scheduled start time may not be allowed to sit for the scheduled exam. The course coordinator will decide the outcome of a student missing an exam which may include, but is not limited to, receiving a zero for the examination and academic counseling with both faculty and administrators of the Dental School.

Academic Dishonesty

Cheating, plagiarism, violating copyright laws and other acts of academic dishonesty are held as serious offenses and can result in dismissal from the program. Instructors have the responsibility to report any such incidents in writing to the Professional Conduct Committee (Judicial Board). Additionally, students have the responsibility to report such incidents to the Professional Conduct Committee. Serious penalties may be imposed which, depending on the nature of the incident, could include loss of course points, failure of the course, permanent expulsion from the class, program or college or other action deemed appropriate by the Professional Conduct Committee.

Each student enrolled in the Dental School is expected to have reviewed the Judicial Policy, available electronically on the dental school's website at: Student Judicial Policy.

Each student enrolled in the Dental School is expected to comply with the Student Judicial Policy, and conduct during examinations is governed by the same.

Conduct During Examinations

  • Students may not leave the examination once it begins without permission of the course coordinator unless they have completed the exam.
  • In the case of electronic examinations, students must turn in their scrap sheet with their name and Blackboard ID on it to a proctor before leaving. This sheet will be used to take attendance and not turning in this sheet may result in a student being marked absent for the exam. You can make notes or comments on the scrap sheet if you have questions regarding exam content and will be reviewed by the instructor and taken into consideration for ECC.
  • No food or drinks allowed in the examination room.
  • No talking once the exam begins.
  • Actvity in examination rooms may be recorded via the video cameras
  • No electronic gadgets, including: cell phones (even if they are turned off), cameras, USB devices (except wired or wireless mouse), PDAs CDs, Ipods.
  • All book bags, hat (except religious), books and papers must be stowed away from the examination area.
  • For exams given electronically you must bring your laptop, AC adapter and network cable.
  • Pens and pencils are allowed.