Exam Policy

Dates and Times

To take a conflict exam, you must send an email to the instructor that properly follows the email policy at least three business days before an exam. Use the following subject line:

  • [STAT 510] Conflict Exam, netID

netID should be replaced by your netID. Failure to follow this step correct could result in not being granted a conflict.

First and foremost, conflicts will be approved for any students who are in a time zone that is significantly different than Champaign’s. Additional conflicts will be considered if there is sufficient reasoning. A desire for additional time to study is not sufficient. Conflicts with University required events such as a course lab will be approved. Please keep your emails concise and to the point. (Think three sentences or less. No need to greet me or introduce yourself.) Note that submitting a conflict request does not guarantee approval. You will receive an email with the decision (approved or denied) within one business day of submission.

Exam 01

Regular Exam

  • Date: Monday, March 7
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM, Champaign Time

Conflict Exam

  • Date: Tuesday, March 8
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM, Champaign Time

Exam 02

Regular Exam

  • Date: Monday, May 9
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM, Champaign Time

Conflict Exam

  • Date: Tuesday, May 10
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM, Champaign Time


Exams will be administered through Gradescope and proctored by the course staff via Zoom and PrairieTest.

Please read the PrairieTest documentation for online Zoom exams! This documentation will explain the process of using PrairieTest and Zoom for the proctoring and administration of the exam.

Be sure to use the Zoom link provided via PrairieTest, which is released when the exam starts, to join the meeting. Also, be sure to sign in to Zoom via SSO using your Illinois netID and password.

The exam will consist of some number of questions. Please do not ask for the specific number as it is not relevant. One question could take three hours. Ten questions could take 30 seconds. Exams will mirror completing a homework type assignment, but within the exam window. The exam itself will be downloadable after the exam begins. Like a homework, you will need to upload a PDF or images, so be sure to leave yourself time at the end to complete this step.

Students in the conflict exam could technically access the regular exam during the regular exam time. This access is tracked. If a student taking the conflict exam accesses the regular exam before the conflict exam, they will automatically receive a grade of F for the course.


Each exam will cover all course content that precedes the exam.


All relevant portions of The Student Code regarding Academic Integrity applies. In short, do not cheat. Any violation will be punished as harshly as possible.

Once the exam has started, do not post on the discussion forum about the exam until after the instructor informs the course that it is safe to do so. There may still be students who need to take the exam after you have finished your exam.

Do not:

  • Have someone else in the room with you. If this is impossible, let your proctor know at the beginning of the exam and refrain from talking with other people.
  • Turn your video off on Zoom.
  • Leave the room.
  • Access prohibited sites or applications on your computer.
  • Use your phone for anything other than testing purposes.
  • Use a virtual background.


  • Enter the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the start of the exam.
  • Make sure your display name is correct. (We need to know who you are!)
  • Have your paper, writing utensils, and any other course-approved supplies you need within reach.
  • Ask the proctor any questions you have. Just wave at your camera, then use the private chat on Zoom.
  • If you enter the meeting after testing has started, use private chat on Zoom so as not to disturb others.
  • Stop working when time is called.

Allowed Resources

  • Pens, pencils, erasers, and blank scratch paper.
  • A laptop for accessing Gradescope.
  • A phone or tablet for running Zoom for proctoring. This may also be used to take photos of a paper exam at the end of the exam.
  • A calculator.
  • A student-created single-sheet formula sheet is allowed. (You may use both sides.)
    • You are not expected to know densities, means, variances, etc for well-known distributions. If they are needed, they will be provided.
  • Symbolab, WolframAlpha, or Mathematica for assistance with calculations.
  • Any websites necessary to create and upload relevant files to Gradescope.
    • Once these have been accessed, you should not change any answers or add any work to your exam.
  • R and RStudio.

You will not have access to:

  • Any additional notes, course materials, or additional websites.

Also note that unfortunately you may not use a tablet to digitally ink your exam response or as scratch paper.

DRES Accommodations

If you have accommodations identified by the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) for exams, please email your Letter of Accommodations to the instructor, even if you have already done so at the start of the semester. This will ensure the proper accomodations are entered for the exam.


Because you are using your own computer for this exam, you should be sure that your R and RStudio are setup and ready to go.