Assignments and Exams


Submission Guidelines

It is a good idea to save a copy of each assignment that you submit. Also, you should review the instructor’s comments on each assignment before you submit another assignment. You can submit assignments either electronically or via printed paper, depending on the type of course.

  • Electronic submission: If your course is online, instructions for submitting assignments are available on the course Web site. If your course is print based, check with your instructor to see if he/she will accept assignments by e-mail.
  • Paper submission: If your course is print based, you will receive pre-printed submission forms and labels with your welcome packet. You should
    fill in and staple a form to the front of each assignment you submit;
    mail assignments using the labels provided, or drop them off at the CCE Information Center.


The following instructions are for students taking ODL courses via the U of M Twin Cities campus only. For exam proctoring services for any other courses, please contact Susan Svatek at; (612) 625-9772.

Making an Exam Appointment

Many courses have one or more in-person, supervised (proctored) exams. You should take an exam only after

  •     all course assignments are evaluated and returned to you;
  •     you have reviewed the instructor's comments.

Exam Preparation

To prepare for the exam appointment you should

  • arrive early! Check-in begins 15 minutes before the exam start time;
  • know your section number (B03, A94, etc.);
  • be aware of exam restrictions (such as the time limit, type of calculators allowed, etc.) by checking the course Website or study guide;
  • bring picture identification to the exam appointment;
  • complete and bring a submission form to the appointment.

Exam Grading Procedures

  • Your graded exam will not be returned; you will only receive the submission form marked with your exam score. The graded exam will be kept on file for nine months.
  • To review a graded exam at the College of Continuing Education Testing Center, make an appointment at least one day in advance.
  • If you took the exam at another location and want to review it at that location, call the Testing Center to discuss arrangements for a new appointment with the exam proctor. Please allow one to two weeks for this option.

Taking an Exam

There are two options available for taking exams—making an appointment to take your exam(s) at the College of Continuing Education Exam Center or requesting your exam(s) be sent to another location.