Proctoring Information For Hattiesburg Students
For questions concerning proctored exams, please contact the proctor specialist at your respective campus to schedule an appointment.
Hours of operation:
M, Tu, W, F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Th 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
International Center, room 301
118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
- Primary Responsibility – it is the primary responsibility of the individual taking the course to obtain a proctor, as required, and to accurately communicate this information to the proctor & training specialist in the Learning Enhancement Center in a timely manner, using the appropriate application which is located at the end of this document. Family members, relatives (close or distant), and personal friends may not serve as a proctor. All proctoring must take place in a professional setting and/or environment.
- Locating a Testing Site – Though we have a long listing of testing centers in Mississippi, it is impossible to have such listings for sites all over the world. Securing a testing site will depend upon one’s location.
- The standard approach to obtaining a testing site is to locate the nearest community college, college, or university. Make a contact with a testing office on the campus and request that they proctor the exam. Other possibilities when colleges or universities may not be available, is to contact the local superintendent of education’s office, a public library, or an educational testing/tutoring facility.
- Students on military installations may contact the education or testing officer. If on a ship at sea, the ship’s captain or known education officer would be the point of contact.
- Persons in a foreign country and unassociated with the military may contact the U.S. Embassy to seek proctor assistance or locate a local university or college.
- Instructors should designate a date, time, and classroom location for their exam to be offered on-campus, and advise their students of this information. It is the responsibility of the student to follow up with your instructor if this information is not published within Blackboard. Students at a distance may opt to take the exam at that date and location, instead of through a proctor. The proctor and training specialist will provide proctoring services for on-campus or local students in the case of an emergency or if a class or work schedule conflicts with the time the exam is scheduled. These students will be charged a $10 proctoring fee and are subject to the late fee if applicable.
- Application for Examination by Proctor – you must first read the Examination by Proctor, Student Responsibility section before you may access the “Application for Examination by Proctor”.
- Complete and submit the “Application for Examination by Proctor” after you have read the student responsibility section.
- Students should complete the personal information required on the form.
- Ask the testing supervisor [at the testing site the student has located] to complete the proctor information on the form or you may complete this portion yourself. Please note that exam information will not be sent to a person e-mail address.
- If you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course on an “Application for Examination by Proctor”.
- Deadline for “Application for Examination by Proctor” to Proctor & Training Specialist – The proctor & training specialist should receive a student’s completed “Application for Examination by Proctor” as early as possible. However, it MUST reach the proctor & training specialist seven (7) working days (fall & spring semesters) and five (5) working days (summer semester) prior to the scheduled examination date. This will assure there is ample time to process your application and to forward exam and materials to the approved proctor. We will not be able to accommodate proctor requests within 48 working hours or less of the scheduled exam date and time.
- Fees Associated with a Proctored Exam – all students, regardless of location, will be charged the $10 proctoring fee. This fee is charged to your student account at the beginning of the next semester. If you prefer to pay in-person you may do so with a check, cash, or money order.
- If you use a testing center, there may be separate proctor fees associated with that particular site. In this case, it is the student’s responsibility to pay those fees.
- When the “Application for Examination by Proctor” is received after the stated deadline (See “Student Responsibility”, item 4), students will pay a $40 late fee in addition to the $10 proctoring fee.