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General Proctored Exam Questions

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 valid form of ID is always required before beginning a proctored exam. If you’ve ever taken an SAT/ACT/etc. exam, the procedure is similar in nature. There are rules and protocols that must be followed.

Yes, 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.

Exam costs may range from $15 to $35 per exam. These costs vary for each location. They are payment for the use of a testing facility, as well as the proctor's time to monitor your exam. Some testing centers may require prepayment while others will require you to pay when you arrive at the testing center. Appointment confirmations will be sent to your home institution email address.

If you are a currently enrolled student at one of the following schools, you are able to take your exam at your school's testing center without cost: Fort Valley State University, South Georgia State College, Savannah State University, Albany State University, and East Georgia State College. You will be required to pay the proctoring cost If you are currently enrolled in one of the schools listed above and you schedule with a testing center at a school where you are not currently enrolled.

ProctorU - Base cost is $19.75 per session. There may be a surcharge for scheduling within 72 hours of the exam. Payment is due at the time the appointment is scheduled.

eCore students have the following options for taking proctored exams:

In-Person/Face-to-Face
  • eCore Network Testing Centers (**Most Popular**) - these testing centers are located at your home institution or other USG eCore institutions.
  • eCore Network Testing Centers - Remote Proctoring
  • 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 approved colleges, universities, and technical colleges in the state.
  • High School Dual-enrollment - The high school proctors in this section only proctor their own dual-enrolled students. Not all high schools are represented.
  • Military/Specialized - These are specialized proctors that only proctor for a specific subset of students (i.e. military members, employees of specific organizations, etc)
  • Out-of-State - These are pre-approved testing centers located outside the state of Georgia.


Live Online Proctoring

ProctorU - this is a live online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from home or another quiet, enclosed location. ProctorU is available 24/7. Students must test their Where can I take my proctored exam(s)computers. Additional information can be found on the ProctorU website.

Any students that cannot use one of the above options will need to contact the eCore testing coordinators at 678-839-4900 or etesting@ecampus.usg.edu at the beginning of each semester to discuss testing options.

Check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your online course. Not all classes have BOTH a proctored midterm AND a proctored final. Some classes have only a proctored midterm OR a proctored final.

For more information, review the posted eCore Academic Calendar

eCore classes require a minimum of one, with a maximum of two proctored exams per course. Whether you must take one or two proctored exams in your course is dependent on what your professor has selected. These proctored exams can include either a proctored midterm, a proctored final, or both. Keep in mind, 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.

Registration Questions

You will want to register for your exam as soon as possible. The longer you wait to register for your exam the fewer options you will have to choose from. In high demand testing periods, some testing centers will reach scheduling capacity--This is especially true during the final days of the testing window. To ensure you can select your desired testing location/date/time you will want to register early. We do not advise you to wait until the testing window starts to schedule your exams.

Please note that on the final day of testing the latest appointment with any testing option will be 7:30 PM. We do not advise students to schedule their testing appointment that late into the testing window.

  1. Navigate to your GoVIEW course.
  2. From the course homepage, find the widget (under Announcements or along the right side of the page) that says Click Here for Proctored Exams OR click Assessments at the top of the page, then select Proctored Exam from the menu.
  3. Review the Proctored Exam Overview Information page.
  4. If you are wanting to schedule an appointment for a testing center select "Testing Center/Independent Proctor". If you are wanting to schedule an exam with the online proctoring service, ProctorU, instead please see below for "How do I register for my proctored exam with ProctorU?"

  1. Navigate to your GoVIEW course
  2. From the course homepage, find the widget (under Announcements or along the right side of the page) that says Click Here for Proctored Exams OR click Assessments at the top of the page, then select Proctored Exam from the menu.
  3. Review the Proctored Exam Overview Information page.
  4. Click the ProctorU Button
  5. Review the Getting Started is Simple informatio
  6. Log-in
    1. If you already have a ProctorU account, choose Login
    2. If you do not have ProctorU account, please choose Sign Up to create your account (please use your campus email address when creating your account).
  7. You will need to add eCampus as an Institution.
    1. Select the down arrow next to your name, then choose Account Settings
    2. Scroll down until you see the Enrollments section and click the button that says Add Enrollment
    3. Once you click the Add Enrollment button, a box will appear to allow you to Select an Institution. You will choose eCampus (eCore and eMajor). If you start typing eCampus in the box, it will appear for you to select it.
    4. Select eCampus (eCore and eMajor) then click Update Account.
  8. To schedule an appointment, from your account home page in ProctorU, choose Schedule New Session
  9. Select your preferred appointment date and time.
    1. Choose your preferred date in the calendar
    2. Choose your preferred time in the box below the calendar. You can adjust the times by clicking the up and down arrows (or click the numbers and you will see a selection you can choose). You can adjust AM or PM by clicking the AM/PM box.
    3. Next, click Find Available Times. You will see a list of available times. To choose one, click the Select
      button.
    4. Confirm your selection. Pay attention to whether you chose AM or PM.
  10. Proceed through the remaining screens and pay for the session. Please note: if you schedule within 72 hours of
    your appointment time, you will be charged a premium.
  11. Once scheduled you will see a countdown timer appear on your account home page.

Some testing centers may offer appointments during the evening and/or on weekends, although availability will depend on the individual testing center. Please check your local testing center’s availability in SmarterProctoring to see what is offered.

The online proctoring service, ProctorU is also available for scheduling 24/7 during a testing window. Please note that on the last day of the exam window, scheduling will end at 7:30 PM.

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