Student Catalog

Exam/Quiz Policy (Classroom, Virtual Online Lecture Option and On-campus Labs)

Students must be present in the classroom at the scheduled testing time in order to take the exam/quiz. Students who arrive late will not receive an extension of testing time. If a student arrives for the exam/quiz after more than half of the scheduled testing time has passed, or after any student has left the room, the student will be unable to sit for the exam/ quiz and must follow the missed exam/quiz policy. No early exams/quizzes will be given.

  1. No electronic communication devices or accessories, other than an approved laptop for taking an electronically-delivered examination, are allowed on the desk or person, including cellular phones, Bluetooth devices, ear buds, and Internetconnected watches. All devices must be off and stored in book bags. All students must keep their book bags at the front of the classroom.
  2. Nothing but a pencil or other required items provided by the exam proctor may be at the desk, including drinks or bottles.
  3. If a calculator is permitted, it must be a basic math calculator. Faculty will approve the calculator before testing begins.
  4. Students will be required to supply a wired headset for use on HESI examinations.
  5. A space must be left between each student and the person on either side of the student, if possible.
  6. Students may not leave their seats for any reason without permission once the testing has begun. If a student leaves his or her seat without permission, the exam will be submitted as-is for grading.
  7. Students may not immediately write down a significant amount of information on the testable material on their provided scrap paper or white-board at the start of the exam or quiz (i.e., "information dump").
  8. Graded exams/quizzes are not returned to students, but may be reviewed individually with a faculty member. Students may review the exam prior to the next scheduled testing event. Once the next testing event has occurred, the student may no longer review the exam.
  9. For examinations delivered electronically via Examplify (the ExamSoft testing platform):
    • Students must bring a working laptop with the Examplify software installed that meets Hondros College of Nursing’s technology requirements. Students who do not meet this requirement will not be permitted to take the exam.
    • Students must submit the exam by the conclusion of the testing period. If a technical issue prevents the exam from being submitted during the testing period, it must be submitted as soon as possible, and no later than 24 hours after the end of the exam period. If the exam is not submitted within 24 hours of the conclusion of the testing period, the student will receive a grade of zero on the exam.
  10. For paper examinations:
    • Students may not write on anything except the paper test and scan card.
    • Test answers may be recorded on a paper test and/or a scan card. Written responses to questions must be designated clearly. Students will record their ID number, name, and date on both the scan card and exam/quiz paper test. For test questions that require the use of a scan card, only the responses on the scan card will be used for grading. The scan card and the paper test are to be turned in after completion.

Exam/Quiz Policy (Online)

Exams and quizzes for online courses are delivered through MyClassroom, unless noted otherwise within the course.

There are two time constraints on the exam/quiz: when the exam/quiz deadline passes (that is, the date and time at which students will no longer be able to access the exam or quiz), and when the time limit on the exam/quiz has ended (that is, when the amount of time allotted for students to take the exam/quiz is completed). Students must be careful to leave themselves enough time to complete the exam/quiz before the deadline passes, and must be cognizant of the time limitations of the exam/quiz, as well.

After an exam/quiz has closed, it will only be available for a limited time for review. Once the review period has closed, the exam/quiz can no longer be reviewed by the student.

Students are not allowed to work with other students to complete an online exam/quiz without the permission of the instructor. Collaborating in this manner is considered an act of academic misconduct.

Missed Exam/Quiz Policy (Classroom, Virtual Online Lecture Option, and On-campus Labs)

Students that miss an exam/quiz and have a valid, verifiable excuse may take a make-up exam/quiz within two business days after returning to lecture, lab or clinical. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor within 24 hours of the exam/quiz, by phone, e-mail, or in person, to schedule the make-up exam/quiz. If the student knows in advance of the exam/quiz that they will not be able to take the exam/quiz as scheduled, the instructor must be notified of the anticipated absence before the original exam/quiz is given.

  1. No early exams/quizzes will be given.
  2. The make up exam/quiz may be more difficult and have a different format than the original.
  3. Unannounced or pop quizzes cannot be made up. If there is sufficient reason to excuse the quiz, the other quizzes will count more heavily towards the final grade.
  4. Failure to follow these policies will result in a zero for the missed exam/quiz.

Missed Exam/Quiz Policy (Online) - For Traditional Online Courses Only

The only instance in which a student will be allowed to make up am exam/quiz is if there is an excused absence or there is a technical issue related to the platform upon which the exam/quiz is taken. If the student experiences a technical issue while taking the exam/quiz, he or she must email [email protected] while the exam/quiz is still open, and retain any replies from the technical support team as documentation of the issue. No exam/quiz will be given early.

Late Assignment Policy (Classroom, Virtual Online Lecture Option, and On-campus Labs)

All assignments should be submitted on time. Late assignments will lose 5% for each calendar day late. Assignments will not be accepted once the graded assignments are returned to the class. Due to their nature, pre-class assignments and in-class assignments (such as laboratories, in-class demonstrations, speeches, etc.) cannot be accepted late. No assignments will be accepted after the last day of class.

Late Assignment Policy (Online) - For Traditional Online Courses Only

All assignments should be submitted on time. For each day late, assignments (including essays, papers, and other homework assignments) will be penalized by 5% of the assignment’s maximum score. Assignments will not be accepted more than 48 hours after the deadline. No assignments will be accepted after the last day of class.

Late Discussion Posts and Replies Policy (Online) - For Traditional Online Classes Only

Discussion forums posts and replies submitted after the discussion’s final due date will not be accepted for a grade. For each day late, an initial or main post will be penalized by 5% of the post's point value. Initial or main posts will not be accepted more than 48 hours after the deadline. Reply posts are not accepted late.