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Please read this page thoroughly if you are scheduled for an Examplify exam. (For takeaway exams, see our Takeaway Exams Guide).

Required Laptop Specifications

You must use a laptop that meets or exceeds these specifications: View Minimum System Requirements.


Prepare Your Laptop

IMPORTANT: All students should install Examplify on their laptop and take a mock exam AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED EXAMPLIFY EXAM. Do not wait until the night before to install.

For students using MacOS, you will need to be on Examplify version 3.4.4  It is also recommended that your computer is on one of the three most recent MacOS updates (Monterey, Ventura, or Sonoma).

Windows computers should be updated to 3.4.6. It is also recommended that your Windows Update ring is 22H2 and up

** Please follow our detailed instructions. **
These instructions will walk you through how to install Examplify as well as how to download, take, and submit your exams. If you are taking a remote Examplify exam, be sure to pay extra attention to the section “Special instructions for Remote Examplify Exams”. Please also review Examplify Best Practices before taking your exams.

Practice Taking a Mock Exam

Practice the exam-taking procedure a few times to become comfortable with the process and to ensure that Examplify functions properly on your laptop. All students must complete a mock exam prior to their scheduled exam.

Important: If you have notes you plan on using during an NBI (no Internet) exam, be sure they are stored locally on your computer and not on the cloud. You will not be able to sync/download anything from the cloud once you have started the exam.
If you are planning to use an eBook, it is critical that you take an NBI mock exam and ensure that you have offline access to the eBook. Offline access can vary by eBook readers/publishers and you must plan for this in advance. 


See also: Examplify Quick Start Guide .