There are a number of different ways to get your exam papers back if you have not managed to flush them as far as possible in the days before the exam. The first option available to you is to simply drop the test by mail. Now, this may work if you are desperate or if your instructor has allowed you to do so. But even if you have been given permission by your instructor to send it by mail, there is no guarantee that it will make it onto the test. Not all tests are randomly selected so even if you got lucky and the test was opened on the day you took it, chances are you will receive it after the exam has been completed. In addition, when you mail it in you have to make sure that the envelope has a return address so you can track it.
You could try and get your exam paper back by going to the college and requesting that they give you a copy. This might be an option if you know the name of the professor or at least have his or her phone number. But if you are unfamiliar with the instructor, chances are that they won’t want to give you their personal information as it can put them in a tough spot should anything happen to you. The best option available to you then is to get your test back online from the accredited website that issued it in the first place.
The second option available to you is to ask your classmates and friends to get in touch with the instructors who handed out the exam papers. If this is not an option for you, then you can try phoning the college to find out whether they will allow you to pick them up or not. If they will, then you should try to arrange for someone to drop it off for you. This option does work if the college is small and you only need one or two copies of the exam paper. Otherwise, it is likely that you will have to spend many evenings getting your own copy.
Another option available to you is to buy back your exam papers from the store where you got the exam papers. However, this can be expensive, particularly if you are ordering them online. The store might even charge you an extra fee to return your paper, so if you have hundreds of them to return, it can be worth it to spend the extra money so that you can get your test back in your hands as soon as possible.
If all else fails, then the best thing for you to do is to contact the institution that issued the exam paper. They may not want you to get your test back, but if you have tried to contact them and they still have not received it, then you should at least send them a registered letter. This way they can track the package and get it back to you as soon as possible.
If none of the above methods work, then you will have no other choice but to get your exam paper back from the institution that issued it. You will probably have to pay a substantial fee to get it back, and you will probably have to send a registered letter stating that you have lost your exam papers. The key here is that you are sure about it before you try to get it back from them. You can also ask for a refund but keep in mind that if the refund is more than the cost of getting the refunded test back, then you might be better off just buying a new set of exam papers.
It can be disappointing if you need to get back your exam paper very late in the game. Fortunately though, most institutions have policies in place for letting students get their test back after a few months. This is usually done via email. So, if you are worried about losing your paper, and you haven’t tried to get a refund yet, then don’t hesitate to try and get it back for your own peace of mind. Just make sure that you follow all of the processes to the letter.