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Rapid Return

The "Rapid Return" service uses high-speed imaging technology to create individually labeled PDF files for each student exam. The entire set of scanned, graded exams can be easily downloaded by faculty in a ZIP archive and/or each exam quickly distributed into individual student DropBoxes.

Rapid Return Process:


  1. Create an exam job and coversheet before making exam copies [ Create Cover Sheet ].
  2. Print the coversheet. Do not alter the coversheet in any way; doing so could result in a substantial delay and additional fees.
  3. Attach the original cover sheet to your exam or other assignment before making copies. Use only ONE (1) staple. Additional staples may result in extra prep charges.
  4. Direct your students to fully complete the coversheet at exam time with their name, student ID number, and the date.
  5. Collect and grade the exams.
  6. Schedule a pickup by contacting Mail Distribution staff at (949) 824-6734. You may also drop off the exams at our office at the address below:
    19182 Jamboree Rd.
    Irvine, CA 92697-4130
    Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:30PM
  7. Receive email when your eDocs have completed the process. Exam processing takes 72 hours in most cases. Peak periods of mid-terms and finals may require extra time.
  8. Download a ZIP archive of all scanned exams.

Distribution ( Contact EEE for assistance )

  1. Return files to students by uploading the ZIP archive to the EEE DropBox.
  2. Notify your students via your class mail list that the exams are available for download using the EEE DropBox.
  3. Monitor student downloads via the EEE DropBox.

Rapid Return Costs:

Minimum charge: $20 per job
  • Standard Paper Exams - 8 cents per one-side page print
  • Scantron Exams - 10 cents per one-side page print
UCI Transportation and Distribution Services
200 Public Services Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4525
Phone: (949) 824-7275      Fax: (949) 824-2387
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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