Justice and Legal Studies Exit Exam Information

The exit exam is a graduation requirement for all of the Justice and Legal Studies academic program options that are listed below. Students must complete the required exit exam(s) for the select program major or minor in the semester that they plan to graduate. Students who fail to complete the exit exam for their degree and/or certificate will not receive a diploma until this requirement has been met; it is not optional. Students will be allowed at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the required exam. All exams will be timed and graded. There is no minimum score required for graduation.

Justice Exit Exam

  • Bachelor of Arts in Justice

Note: Justice majors who elect to major or minor in Legal Studies must meet the Legal Studies Exit Exam requirement for the major or minor as well.

Legal Studies Exit Exam

  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
  • Minor in Legal Studies
  • Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) Paralegal Certificate

Exit Exam Instructions

Frequency of Exam and Participant Eligibility: The Justice and Legal Studies exit exams will be made available to students in the same semester that they intend to graduate. Only students who apply for graduation are eligible to take the required exit exam. Examinees will be granted access to take the electronic exit exam after the following dates below:

Nov 5: fall graduation
April 5: spring graduation
July 5: summer graduation

Eligible students will be contacted at their UAA generated email address with instructions for completing the exit exam requirement for their major and/or minor if they have submitted an application for graduation, and have called to request an exam from the Justice Center. Students will be permitted to participate in the electronic exam only once per semester. Any student who is eligible for Disability Support Services at UAA may request an exam through the DSS office. All exit exams must be completed by the last day of class in a given semester to meet this graduation requirement.

Registration Instructions

  1. Students who are eligible for graduation in a given semester should submit an Application for Graduation through UAOnline and pay the required fee.
  2. Students who apply for graduation will receive initial instructions about the exit exam via email to their UAA generated email address in the same semester that they intend to graduate.
  3. Students must respond to the initial notification and confirm receipt and understanding of the Academic Honesty Policy before they will be granted access to the electronic exam for their major and/or minor.
  4. Students must ensure that they have reliable internet access before they begin. To receive credit, all of the questions on the exit exam must be answered in the time allotted. Once a student begins the exam, s/he will not be allowed to save responses and return to the exam at a later date/time.
  5. Students should contact the Justice Center at 786-1810 to request an exit exam in a given semester if they:
    a. apply for graduation, and
    b. do not receive an email confirmation with participant instructions about the exam.

Requests to take an exit exam early: Any student who may need to take the exit exam early must obtain email approval from the designated Justice or Legal Studies program coordinator.


Students who complete the exit exam for their declared major and/or minor will also be required to return a signed "End of Survey" exit exam form and "Graduate Exit Survey" form to the Justice Center in order to earn credit for participation. Once all paperwork is received, notes will be entered in DegreeWorks for the student to indicate the completion of the required exam. Contact the Justice Center at 907-786-1810 if these notes do not appear in DegreeWorks by the last day of class.