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Proctor information

What is a proctor?

A proctor is someone who supervises the testing process. This ensures academic integrity during closed-book tests. In some cases, tools or notes may be allowed as specified by your instructor.

Which exams are proctored?

To see if your midterm, final or both are proctored, review the course syllabus from the Online Course Schedule, or within the CONTENT area of your course in D2L. Proctored exams will be identified in the Course Description section at the top.

What are my proctoring options?

  1. Any Columbia College location.
  2. ProctorU. Access to a webcam is required for students using this fee-based service. Fees vary depending upon test duration; for example, the fee for a two-hour test is $23.50. Access to ProctorU can be purchased from the ProctorU website or from the MBS Online Bookstore.
  3. Find your own Private Proctor. Acceptable private proctors typically include other university or college testing centers, military education officers, non-direct superiors and corporate executive officers, and public librarians. You may also check the National College Testing Association to find a testing center near you. Any fees would be your responsibility. Also know that your instructor must approve your private proctor.

How do I submit my proctor information?

The Student Proctor Information Form is linked to the “How to Submit Proctor Information” section in the CONTENT area of your online course. Once you have completed the form, you can submit it to the DROPBOX area within your course in D2L.

How do I schedule my exam?

This depends upon your chosen Proctor. All proctored exams are scheduled by you, the student.

  1. To schedule your exam at a Columbia College location, choose from the dropdown below to review proctoring details:

    Proctor Information for Columbia, MO


    (573) 875-7485 or (800) 231-2391, ext. 7485

    Campus hours:

    8:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Testing Center Hours:

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Proctoring times:

    Midterm (week 4) and Final (week 8)

    Please see the proctor reservation form for currently available times.

    Major Field Tests (MFT) and ETS Proficiency Profile Exams

    Held on one Saturday between Week 5 and 7. Please see the MFT/ETS reservation form to reserve your seat.

    To secure a seat for your midterm, final, or MFT exam, please complete the correct reservation form below:

    It is your responsibility to inform your instructor that you are proctoring with the Main Campus in Columbia, MO.

  2. Schedule your exam using ProctorU.
  3. If you’re using a Private Proctor, you’ll need to follow the proctor’s guidelines or make individual arrangements.

What if I still have questions?

If you have any additional questions about proctored exams, just contact your instructor or Online Student Services at or 844-377-6011.