Exam Info

  • Concepts to Memorize
  • Approved calculators for exams
    • Basic scientific calculator with simple numerical memory, logarithmic functions, and exponential functions.
    • Graphing calculators with text memory and devices with an internet connection are not permitted.
    • If it cost more than $10-20, it’s probably not allowed.
    • If you have questions about your calculator, ask your instructor several days BEFORE the exam.
  • A periodic table will be provided on the exam which you can view here.
  • Computer lab sign-up for exams
    • If you do NOT have a compatible device for the exams, sign up for a seat in the computer lab. Compatible devices include PCs, Macs, or iPads.  Chrome books and other tablets are not compatible.
    • You do NOT need to install Examplify and will download the exam in the computer lab.
  • Check all exam dates and times for University-related conflicts.  If you have a conflict with the exam time, contact the Assistant to the Director in JSB 261A at least one week before the exam to make alternate arrangements.
  •  ExamSoft/Examplify
    • Exams are administered with ExamSoft on the computer during the exam period. Students will install Examplify on their device (Mac, PC, or iPad). Installation instructions will be emailed to students along with information about a practice exam well in advance of the first exam.
    • Students will have access to a detailed report on their exam performance at www.examsoft.com/uky.  An announcement will be posted on Canvas when the report is available.
  • Bring to each exam
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    • Photo ID
    • Pen or pencil
    • Basic scientific calculator
    • Device (laptop or iPad)
    • Charging cord for your device
  • Exam etiquette
    • Turn off cell phones and other devices that make noise.
    • Leave non-essential items at the front of the room. The Department of Chemistry is not responsible for items left in the front of the room.
    • Items not permitted at your seat include
      • Coats, jackets, hoodies, scarves, and other extraneous clothing items.
      • Backpacks, purses, computer cases, and pencil cases.
      • Drinks and snacks.
      • Papers, books, and an excessive number of writing utensils.
      • Cell phones, smartwatches, and other devices (except the device used for the exam).
      • Hats must be removed or turned around backwards.
    • A check-out sheet, scratch paper, and a periodic table will be provided to you.  All papers must be turned in at the end of the exam.
    • A seating chart will be posted on Canvas a day or two in advance of the exam. Students must take their exam in the assigned room unless other arrangements have been made with the General Chemistry office.  Materials and proctors are distributed based on the posted seating chart.
  • Read announcements on Canvas for additional information about exams.