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Examinations

On-campus Courses

Students should review the course syllabus and communicate with their instructors regarding the scheduled dates of examinations, including midterm and final exams. Most classes include a comprehensive final exam typically scheduled during a three or four day testing period at the end of the quarter.

Students are expected to complete exams at the scheduled times. Exam extensions will be granted ONLY for extenuating circumstances, such as a death in the immediate family, hospitalization or military deployment. All requests for exam extensions must be approved by the academic dean prior to the scheduled exam time.

Online Courses

Test Proctoring

To help ensure the academic integrity of the examination process at NAU, each online student is required to utilize the test proctor system, which ensures that a verified, neutral third person administers certain formal examinations in the student's online courses. Students are able to complete their online, proctored final exams using a webcam in the virtual presence of a proctor.

Students should be aware that exams may have time limits, which vary from course to course. Once a student selects "Begin Quiz" to start an online exam, the timer starts and will continue to run, even if the student logs out of the course. The student will not be able to access the exam once the time has expired. As a result, the student should set aside enough time and plan on completing an online exam in one sitting.

Exam extensions will be granted ONLY for extenuating circumstances, such as a death in the immediate family, hospitalization or military deployment. A student who requests an exam extension in an online course is required to contact the instructor, who will submit the request to the distance learning academic dean or graduate dean for consideration.

Students should be aware that exams may have time limits, which vary from course to course. Once a student selects "Begin Quiz" to start an online exam, the timer starts and will continue to run, even if the student logs out of the course. The student will not be able to access the exam once the time has expired. As a result, the student should set aside enough time and plan on completing an online exam in one sitting.

Exam extensions will be granted ONLY for extenuating circumstances, such as a death in the immediate family, hospitalization or military deployment. A student who requests an exam extension in an online course is required to contact the instructor, who will submit the request to the distance learning academic dean or graduate dean for consideration. Work submitted late (after quarter close) will not be factored into the final course grade.