Three Flexible Options
We provide test proctoring services for courses offered through the Office of Distributed
Learning. Access administrative support and test proctoring options for paper and
Testing Center — Columbia Campus
Students may take proctored exams in the Distributed Learning Testing Center on the
Columbia Campus. The center, which is located at 1716 College Street, has 10 computers and 12 testing workstations. The center is open Monday – Friday
from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Our secure online proctoring service ProctorU allows students to take exams at times and locations that are convenient to them.
The service requires no prescheduling or special hardware or software. Accessed using
a webcam and internet connection ProctorU verifies the student's identity, records
the testing session, and has every testing session reviewed by a certified proctor
to ensure integrity. An $8-14 fee for online proctoring, depending on the length of the exam, is paid by
students directly to ProctorU during their exam.
Instructors wishing to register an exam in ProctorU should contact Shannon Carson
at email@example.com or call 803-777-2189.
Approved Testing Sites
Students may opt to take an exam at an alternative on- or off-campus approved testing site.
USC System Sites
Students must inform the Office of Distributed Learning of their preferred testing site, and contact the site coordinator at least one week before each exam to schedule a test appointment.
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USC Beaufort — Historic Beaufort Campus
USC Beaufort — Hilton Head Gateway Campus in Bluffton
USC Columbia Campus
USC Salkehatchie — West Campus, Allendale
803-584-3446 (ext. 153)
USC Salkehatchie — East Campus, Walterboro
Testing Center Staff
USC Union — Laurens
* USC Sumter students must have parking decals. Decals can be picked up from the business
office in the main administration building. With a decal, a student can park in any
designated student parking area.
Students may use a proctor from any accredited college or university that has testing services available. Most institutions have testing facilities or testing services offered through their online program. Students will need to complete a Proctor Request Form [PDF] for approval to take exams at an off-campus testing location.