The exam dates is usually in the schedule at the start of the course, otherwise it will be published no later than five weeks prior to the exam. You can also find all published exams here.
In the tabs below you can read about what applies to the centrally administered invigilated exams at University West. Various forms of examinations, such as written exams in an exam hall, digital exams and assignments, may be conducted during your study period.
More information about other forms of examination, rules and guidelines at University West can be found here.
In connection to all the courses, an ordinary exam and a re-exam are offered. In some cases, an extra re-exam is also offered the week before the semester starts in August. If you wish to take a re-exam in addition to these occasions, you are welcome to register for the exam the next time the course is given. The exam will then be in accordance with the course plan applicable for the course occasion.
The exam date is published in the course schedule no later than five weeks prior to exam date, so check your course schedule.
Inspera Assessment is a system used at University West for digital on-campus exams. This means that you will write your exam on a computer in an exam hall instead of using paper. A computer and accessories will be provided at your assigned seat, so you do not need to bring your own computer.
On this page, you will find information that will help you to prepare for an exam in Inspera.
Preparations prior to the exam
Register for an exam
You register for the exam in Ladok for students when the registration period is open. The registration period is open from 25 to 8 days prior to the exam. To register for an exam, you must be enrolled on the course.
The exams in Inspera are anonymous and the anonymous code is generated when you register for the exam. When you log in to Inspera you will see your name, this is needed for the invigilator to verify your identity. Grading is conducted anonymously.
You will need your username and password for your student account. It is important that you verify that you can log in to Inspera prior to the exam.
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it in My account.
A demo exam is available here so you can prepare yourself for the exam.
Inspera supports the latest versions of web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and Safari. If you encounter any issues with the demo exam, change to a different browser.
On the exam day
You must be able to identify yourself, so you need to bring a valid photo-ID such as an ID card, drivers license or a passport. It must be visible throughout the entire exam.
Personal belongings during the exam
You are not allowed to bring your personal belongings, mobile phone, wearable technology or watches to the exam hall. There will be lockers outside the hall where you can keep your personal belongings. You need to bring a padlock if you want to lock it.
Get to the exam early! On the day of the exam, you should be present 15 minutes before the exam starts so you can identify yourself to the invigilator and find your assigned seat. You also need to prepare for any necessary aid for the specific exam as well as log in to Inspera. Once you have logged in, you will see the exams you are registered for as activated under the tab “My tests”.
Five minutes prior to the exam begins, the invigilator will provide brief information.
A second entry to the exam hall is possible 30 minutes after starting. You are not allowed to leave the exam hall until 40 minutes after the start of the exam.
If the exam is opened in Safe Exam Browser (SEB), you will receive a password from the invigilator and information that you can begin. Using SEB means that your computer will be locked down and you will only have access to Inspera and aid specified by the teacher.
When you are logged in, click on “Click here to get ready” for the exam you are about to take. If you have several exams to take, verify the date and time to ensure that you select the correct exam. When the exam starts the option “Open exam” is activated, click and open the exam.
If you finish early, click on “Submit now” and the invigilator will be notified in Inspera that you have submitted your exam, wait for the invigilator to verify your ID. The invigilator will also let you know that you can log out of the computer.
Rules in the exam hall
At each assigned seat there will be instructions on how the exam is conducted and what applies. The invigilator in the exam hall is always available and can help with answering your questions.
Keep in mind that there might be students who are sensitive to perfumes as well as nuts!
If you have any questions the invigilator can help with answering your questions.
Compulsory registration applies to all sit-in exams, both regular and re-sits. The registration period is open from 25 to 8 days before the exam (this includes weekends and holidays).
You register for exams via Ladok for students.
The application link for the exam can be found either under the heading CURRENT or under the heading UNCOMPLETE, depending on whether the course's study period has passed. Click on the link, tick the box for the current exam and click the "Apply" button. You will receive a confirmation when your application has been made.
PLEASE NOTE that if no student has signed up for the exam when the registration period has ended then the examination will be cancelled. If this were to happen, then there won’t be another opportunity until the next time the course has an examination.
Is the exam for a course that is being discontinued and this was the last opportunity to take the exam then please contact the responsible teacher.
The registration is open from 25 to 8 days before the exam. If you still can't register during this period - you find the form here.
If you haven't registered for a sit-in exam, your possibilities to take the exam is subject to availability. Late registration must be done on the day of the examination.
07:30 - 8:30 am for the morning exam on weekdays
1:00 - 2:00 pm for the afternoon exam on weekdays
08:15 - 9:15 am for the exam on Saturdays
You register at the H2 corridor by the pentry, where you sign up for the "Late registration" list. Please note that a student registered for the exam has the right to arrive 30 minutes after the start of the exam, and it is not until after that the availible places can be distributed to the students who has made a late registration.
When you sign up for a sit-in exam in Ladok, you receive an anonymous code that replaces your name and social security number. On the day of the exam you sign an attendance list containing your anonymous code, your name and your social security number. This list is not available to the teachers until the examiner is to certify the grade, so you are anonymous until then.
If you sign up for a late registration your exam is not anonymous, so remember to register for the exam no later than eight days prior to exam date.
If you have a valid NAIS-certificate the following applies:
A digital examination is all types of examinations that are done via Canvas, for example a quiz, analytic questions, programming, at-home written exam etc.
To inquire about the possibilities to get an adjusted digital examination contact the responsible teacher/examinor at the start of the course, or at least 8 days prior to the exam, to inform them that you have a NAIS-certificate.
When you contact the examinor you should:
It is always the examinator who decides whether it is possible to make an adjustment on the exam or not. The examinor will get back to you with a decision no later than five days before the exam.
On-campus written exam
On-campus written exam refer to all the exams and tests that take place in our premises on campus.
In order to get adjustment on an on-campus written exam you sign up for the exam via Ladok. The registration is open 25-8 days before the exam. You should also send in a registration for an adjustment exam to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 8 days prior to the exam.
You as a student are responsible to apply for adjustment on each exam, in order to receive the support your are recommended and wish to have.
You have to apply for adjustment no later than 8 days before the exam, by sending an email to email@example.com, with following information:
Note! You must also register to the exam in Ladok for students
Find more information about pedagogical support here
If you study through a learning center, you will receive information from that learning center about exam registration and routines.
Students with special reasons can get the opportunity to take an exam at another institution or another learning centre than the one where the student is studying. It's the examninor who determines if special reasons are conciderd to exist. In that case, the examination is carried out at the same time as it is scheduled at University West. It is your responsibility as a student to find an appropriate venue, an invigilator, and a place for taking the exam within a resonable time before the exam. Note that the venue and invigilator has to be approved by the examinor.
You must be in place 15 minutes before the start of the exam. Five minutes before the exam, the exam host go through information and rules for the exam. Entrance to the exam takes place up to 30 minutes after the start of the exam. You are not allowed to leave the exam room until 40 minutes after the start of the exam.
Carefully read the information on the front cover of the exam. It contains information about course code, course name, time for the exam and what study aids that are allowed.
When you take an exam at University West you must bring your passport for identification. It should be placed in a visible position on your desk and should remain there throughout the duration of the examination.
The course examiner or the teacher responsible for the course will announce whether any study aids are allowed and, if so, what sort. This information will be provided in writing on the front of the examination script (read this carefully). The only paper that is permitted is that provided by the university. You may also bring light refreshments. Jackets, bags etc must be left in the area that is specially provided. Your phone must be off and placed in a bag or in your jacket.
The only accepted reason for leaving the examination room is to go to the toilet. Visits to the toilet are registered by noting, on a special list.
All suspicions of academic dishonestyduring an examination will be reported.
The invigilator will announce when only 15 minutes of examination time remain. Prior to submitting your exam paper you need to make sure that:
All of the above information should be written on the exam paper before the end of the examination.
You are not allowed to leave the examination room until 40 minutes after the start of the exam. You are not allowed to take the examination papers with you until the examination has ended.
It should be quiet in the exam room. The exam host have the right to dismiss a student who interferes or obstruct the exam.
The responsible teacher should be available for any questions during the first two hours of the exam period. This can be done either by having the teacher come to the exam room or reachable by phone.
In the event of a fire alarm, all material must be left at the desk. All students and hosts must leave the room and go to the designated place in accordance with current evacuation rules. The examination time is extended by the corresponding time that the break has taken place. If the interruption is longer than 30 minutes, the examiner should be asked if the examination opportunity is to be extended or if a new opportunity is to be offered. Total silence should prevail during the interruption.
You should be notified of the results of an exam within 15 working days unless otherwise is stated.
No unfortunately not, students from other institutions are not allowed to take exams at University West. Reach out to an Adult Education or alternetivley a learning centre in a nearby municipality to see if there is possible to write the exam there.
You can write two exams on the same day - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You are not allowed to write two exams at the same time.
The room that applies for your exam is displayed at a digital screen at the KC corner in the corridor (between Service Center and the entrance to the H-corridor on floor 1) and at the Student Café in the B-building.. Your seat is announced at the room.