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If your syllabus indicates that your online or paper exam can be supervised by an on-site proctor, or that you are required to find an on-site proctor, there are a few things you’ll need to know:

  • Instructors are not involved with the exam delivery process. Paper exams, online passwords, and student exam disability accommodations are sent to the proctor by Global Campus Proctoring Services. Your instructor is required to contact GCPS if any exceptions are made to this proctoring process.
  • For every on-site proctored exam, students are responsible for following the GCPS process:
    • Locating an acceptable on-site proctor, obtaining the proctor’s contact information, and scheduling each exam with the proctor. For tips, review On-Site Proctor Approval.
    • Complete the online Request Form in MyWSU with the proctor’s contact information. Go to Request My Proctor for details.
  • On-site proctors may be able to supervise online exams, but you should confirm that with the proctor. Online exams are taken in Blackboard Learn, but you will not be allowed to use your own computer. The proctor’s computer must have reliable high-speed Web access that meets the technical requirements of the Blackboard Learn learning management system, available for the duration of the exam (check your syllabus).
  • Fees vary by proctor, so be sure to ask about the cost and payment options when you contact an on-site proctor.
  • We strongly encourage you to request your proctor two weeks in advance to ensure delivery of your exam materials. You are responsible for requesting your proctor in advance. GCPS cannot guarantee delivery of exam materials for requests made within five business days of the proposed exam date. 
  • Even if your exam is online in Blackboard Learn, the exam password is mailed to the on-site proctor just like a paper exam.

To get started, visit On-Site Proctor Approval.