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eLearning Student Handbook

Proctored Exams

Students who are unable to travel to a Gadsden State Community College campus have the option of setting up a proctored exam. A proctored exam is one that is supervised by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or oversees a student while he or she is taking an exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.

The student has several responsibilities in coordinating the proctoring process. These include:

  • Locating an appropriate proctor within the first two weeks of the semester
  • Submitting a completed Student-Proctor Agreement Form at least five (5) business before the first scheduled exam
  • Providing the exam schedule to the approved proctor
  • Scheduling a day and time to take the exam with the approved proctor
  • Taking the exam within the timeframe outlined in the course syllabus

The responsibilities of the proctor include:

  • The proctor must ensure that all necessary technologies (internet access, valid email, ability to download PDF files, a printer) are available and working.
  • Only the proctor may handle the actual exam prior to and following its completion.
  • No copies of the exam other than the copy used for test-taking are to be made at any time.
  • No person other than the proctor and student may view the exam. (The student may have access to the exam only during the time period allowed by the instructor.)
  • The proctor must follow the instructor's requirements for administering the exam. These may include a time limit, specific allowable equipment, such as a calculator and inclusion or exclusion of books, notes, etc.
  • The proctor must prepare the exam for return to Gadsden State Community College immediately after the student completes it.

If you wish to take a proctored exam, please print and complete the Student-Proctor Agreement Form. Also, print and complete the Proctor Signature Form at the completion of the proctored exam.

Student-Proctor Agreement Form

Proctor Signature Form