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Proctored Exams

A proctored exam is an exam that is monitored and/or supervised by an approved process, which ensures the identity of the test taker and the integrity of the test taking environment. Proctored exams may be required to be taken “on-site” (at STLCC or another approved testing facility) or “virtually” where exam activities are monitored via web technologies.

Does my course require a proctored exam?

To determine if your course requires a proctored exam, check the Interactive Schedule and look for the course attribute PEX - Proctored Exam(s) Required. Further information regarding proctor options will be provided by your instructor through the syllabus and other course information on the first day of class.

Proctored experiences may be designated as "on-site" or "virtual" at the discretion of your instructor.

Please note for Summer 2020 all proctored experiences will be in a virtual format.

What do I need for virtually proctored exams?

STLCC currently uses Proctor U for live virtual proctoring. You must have access to a webcam and microphone, as well as a stable Internet connection. You will be required to allow the proctor to virtually scan your testing environment (desk space, room, etc.) and you will be required to allow Proctor U to add temporary files to your system in order to monitor your desktop and enter passwords, etc.  For more information about Proctor U's requirements and privacy policies please visit Proctor U's Help Center for Test Takers. 

STLCC currently uses Respondus Monitor for machine monitored proctoring. This requires a software download to your system and for you to be recorded during the exam period. For more information on Respondus Monitor view the overview video or review information in the class syllabus. 

Where can I find a proctor location for "on-site" proctored exams?

When proctored exams are required "on-site" you will need to arrange to test at an appropriate testing facility. Carefully review the information below to explore your options. If you have special needs, please discuss those directly with your instructor.

If you are located in the St. Louis area

  • Attend the scheduled exam time at the college
    • Your instructor will usually offer at least one exam time at one of our campus locations so that you can take the exam at no cost.
  • Use STLCC’s testing services

If you are not in the St. Louis area

  • Locate a proctor
    • All proctors must be approved by your instructor.
      Find an Exam Site and Proctor
    • You will need to identify a testing site no later than the second week of the semester.

Choosing a testing site

When selecting a testing site and proctor you may want to consider the following factors:

  • Distance from residence;
  • Hours of operation;
  • Testing fee charged; (please note that all testing fees are the responsibility of the student)
  • Students have access to Canvas;
  • Students with disabilities can be accommodated;
  • Schedule testing date(s) per test provider’s requirements, typically two to seven days in advance.

Your proctor may ask you to provide the following information when scheduling your exam:

  • Your name
  • Name of institution and course
  • Instructor’s name
  • Test date and time
  • Your my.stlcc.edu e-mail address

What to do on test day

  1. Call ahead to confirm the proctor has your test or verify that you have access to the test in Canvas
  2. Arrive promptly;
  3. Bring STLCC student ID or government-issued ID which contains your name and picture

What if I am not able to locate an approved proctor?

Contact your instructor for additional assistance on identifying a proctor.

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