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 Office of Distributed Learning Testing Center
on the Columbia Campus. The center, which is located at 1716 College Street, has 9 computers/testing workstations. The center is open Monday – Friday from 9:00
a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Online Test Proctoring
The secure online test proctoring service, ProctorU, allows students to take exams at times and locations that are convenient to them.
ProctorU's services are accessed using a computer equipped with 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-777-2189.
ProctorU Resources Provided for Students
The secure online proctoring service, ProctorU, lets you schedule exam times and locations that fit your schedule. ProctorU verifies your identity and records your testing session. Each testing session is reviewed by a certified proctor to ensure integrity. You will be required to pay an $8-14 fee for online proctoring, depending on the length of the exam, directly to ProctorU during your exam. You must also have access to a computer with a webcam and reliable Internet connection to use ProctorU.
Exams may be proctored using the secure online proctoring service, ProctorU, for a fee of $8-14 per exam, depending on the length of the exam. You must also have access to a computer with a webcam and reliable Internet connection to use ProctorU.
Approved Testing Sites
Online students may opt to take an exam at an alternative on- or off-campus approved testing site.
The University of South Carolina System offers a number of approved testing sites. To schedule an exam, you must inform Distributed Learning of your preferred testing
site, and then contact the site coordinator at least one week before each exam to schedule your appointment.
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.