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Proctored Exams Information

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents requires that each eCore course contain at least one proctored experience of significance.

Exams in eCore classes work differently than exams in traditional, on-campus classes because they require you to plan, schedule and pay (testing cost may vary) for any and all appointments at a testing center. Students and faculty should read and use the information on this site to ensure that the necessary midterms and final exams are completed successfully.

In order to measure learning outcomes in an objective, verifiable way, instructors will require students to take one or two exams at an authorized testing center where students will be asked to present a photo ID. All eCore midterm and final exams are administered online via GoVIEW. Any potential proctored test site must have computers with internet connection and a GoVIEW supported browser. Students are responsible for scheduling and reporting to their exams by the posted deadline. Students are responsible for looking at the course syllabus at the beginning of the semester, well in advance of the midterm and/or final, to confirm when exam periods are scheduled and to decide where to take the exam. Students are also responsible for being aware of the conditions and policies under which the exam will be proctored and administered.

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Contact Testing Coordinator

Find an Affiliate Testing Center

Proctor Options

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Face-To-Face Proctoring (Preferred Method)

Your home institution or other USG testing centers. This method requires that you visit a local testing center to complete your exam.

Further Information

  • eCore strongly encourages you to schedule with your home institution testing center
  • Most testing centers have appointments available during normal business hours but some testing centers offer weekend appointments
  • Register early to secure an appointment that is most convenient for you
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ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. ProctorU is available 24/7.

Further Information

  • Schedule your proctoring session at least 72 hours in advance to avoid any on demand scheduling surcharge
  • Before scheduling, test your computer that you will be using during your exam.
  • In order to use ProctorU you will need to have a high-speed internet connection, a webcam (internal or external), a windows or apple Operating System, and a government issued photo id
  • Please note - you may NOT use a Chromebook to take a virtual proctored exam.
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Other – Independent Proctors

Students can also request to test at other facilities or with individual proctors. Please keep in mind these options will require an additional approval step to complete the appointment scheduling.

Further Information

  • Special facilities for military and high school Dual Enrollment students
  • Other higher education institutions in Georgia, such as technical colleges
  • Individual proctors, libraries, and other alternative face-to-face proctoring options

Exam FAQ

A proctored exam is an exam that is overseen by an impartial individual, called a proctor, who monitors or supervises you while you are taking the exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.

A proctored experience is required for successful completion of an eCore course. In courses requiring only one proctored exam, failure to take that exam will result in a failing grade for the course regardless of the average of other grades. In courses in which the instructor requires two proctored exams, you may or may not pass the course as long as you take at least one of them, depending on your other grades. In other words, the zero you receive on the missed exam will lower your average grade for the course significantly, perhaps below the passing mark.

A proctored experience is required for the successful completion of an eCore course. In courses requiring only one proctored exam, failure to take that exam will result in a failing grade for the course regardless of the overall average of other grades.

Check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your online course. The need to take proctored midterms or final exams and your exam dates should be contained therein.

eCore students may test with the following proctors:

  • Face-to-face
  • ProctorU
  • Other Options

Proctoring costs vary for the use of a testing facility and the proctor's time to monitor your exam. Proctored exams typically range from $15 to $25 but may cost more depending on the proctor. Some testing centers may require prepayment, and your receipt for payment may serve as your ticket to the proctored exam session.

You must navigate to your GoVIEW course in order to set up your proctored exam. You will find the widget on your course home page. For more information see your course syllabus or the Course Resources Content module.

  • Government issued photo ID
  • GoView username and password
  • Allowable materials (determined by your professor)

Several military facilities have testing centers located on-site. If your on-site testing center is already listed in SmarterProctoring, you may proceed to schedule your appointment. If you are unable to find your on-site testing facility, please contact eCore Testing at 678-839-4900 for assistance.

Some high school counseling offices offer test proctoring services to their students. If your high school is already listed, you may proceed to schedule your appointment. If you are unable to find your high school, please consider testing at your home institution or contact eCore Testing at 678-839-4900 for assistance.

In order to receive special accommodations, students must provide documentation to the instructor from the disabilities center at their affiliate institution or from the Regents Center for Learning Disorders. If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require assistance or support services, please notify the instructor prior to attempting any activities or assessments in this course during the first week of class.

Also, students with disabilities or who require special testing accommodations must contact the Testing Coordinator at before scheduling an exam appointment.


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