​​Taking Exams @ USD Law

Exam Numbers

Professors grade examinations without knowing whose exam they are grading. To insure each student's anonymity, a midterm examination number and a different final examination number are assigned to each student each semester. These numbers are available through the MySanDiego portal. Students write their exam numbers (NOT their names) on their exams and bluebooks and give completed exams and bluebooks to someone other than the professor (usually a proctor) to further ensure grading anonymity.

Use of Laptops

Students use their laptops to take exams using secure software from ExamSoft. Students are responsible for their own personal computers and bear the risks associated with using them and the ExamSoft software during exams. 

Before upgrading a computer’s operating system or purchasing a new computer, students are advised to refer to the Minimum System Requirements on the following ExamSoft homepage to ensure it will be compatible with the software: www.examsoft.com/usdlaw.

To use ExamSoft for exams complete the following:

  • Download and register the Examplify program.
    • Username: your USD student ID (9-digit format, i.e. 008403215)
    • Password: last 6 digits of your USD ID number
    • Institution ID: usdlaw

What if I have an iPad or similar device?

Examplify only works on Windows and Macintosh laptop computers. iPad, Android and Linux devices are not compatible. Please go to the ExamSoft website and read the Minimum System Requirements to see if your computer is compatible.

What if I need other accommodations?


Exam accommodations must be submitted to the Office of Exam Administration no later than October 31 for the fall semester and March 31 for the spring semester.

For questions, email lawexams@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-7888.