Proctored Testing for Online Classes

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Some online courses require that exams be taken in person or proctored. Notes will be provided in the course schedule if this is required. If students choose to not come to campus to take a proctored test, they may incur a fee.

There are several options for taking the exam if you are unable to take the exam at the scheduled time on the SCC campus. Note that each faculty develops policies for their courses, therefore, individual course policies regarding testing may vary.

  1. You may be able to take the exam in the SCC Testing Center on or before the due date. The SCC Testing Center is by appointment only (no walk-ins), so you will need to make arrangements for the exam several days in advance. Visit the Testing Center for more information.
  2. You may be able to use an online proctoring service called ProctorU to take the exam at home on or before the due date if class policy allows for it. Fees for ProctorU vary based on the duration of the test period. Information on ProctorU can be found at
    SCC ProctorU Pricing Plan (pricing subject to change)
  3. If you live out of the area or are unable to come to the college campus, you can take an in person proctored exam through the National College Testing Association. Students can visit the NCTA testing site then click on “click here to find a consortium participant,” where students should be able to find a proctor center in their area. Each center charges their own fees.
  4. Some faculty may use Respondus LockDown Browser or Monitor to proctor online exams. Respondus LockDown Browser secures online exams by locking down the testing environment within Canvas. Respondus LockDown Browser prevents access to other applications, and many common functions on a computer while an assessment is active. Information will be provided by your instructor if this proctoring software is required.