The University System of Georgia Board of Regents requires that each eCore course contains at least one proctored experience.
NOTE: A proctored experience, such as an exam, 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.
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 testing appointments. 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 in an approved proctored environment 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 an 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.
Preferred eCore Network Testing Centers - these testing centers are located at your home institution or other eCore network institutions.
Preferred Non-Network Testing Centers - these are testing centers located at institutions of higher education in Georgia that are not eCore network schools. They include other colleges, universities, and technical colleges.
High School Dual-enrollment / Military - these are specialized proctors that only proctor for a subset of students and may include high school counselors, teachers, and principals that have been approved to proctor for students taking classes through the Dual-enrollment program. If a military proctor has been approved, they may also be found in this group.
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.
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.
Schedule your proctoring session at least 72 hours in advance to avoid any on-demand scheduling surcharges.
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.