What is a proctor? A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam for a Columbia College student. The proctor will verify the student's identity by checking a photo ID and will ensure academic honesty during the exam. Proctored exams add validity to online course work and are required for some online courses.
What do I have to do? As a student needing to complete a proctored exam, it is your responsibility to select a proctor and submit this information to your instructor as outlined in the course syllabus. You must also schedule a date and time to complete your exams. If you request to use a private proctor, it is your responsibility to verify with your instructor that they have been approved.
You have three options for selecting a proctor:
- A Columbia College campus
- ProctorU or
- a private proctor.
Columbia College locations are the best option for proctors and are automatically approved. ProctorU is also automatically approved. Private proctors are approved by each instructor. Previous approval of a private proctor does not guarantee subsequent approval.
Acceptable private proctors normally include, but are not limited to, faculty, other university or college testing centers, ministers, military education officers, non-direct superiors and corporate executive officers, and public librarians. Columbia College has also approved ProctorU as a private proctor resource. (Not available for MFT or ETS proctoring.) You may wish to check the listing provided by the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers for available proctors and testing centers. Some testing centers may assess a fee for testing. Any fees incurred are your responsibility.
If you are using a Columbia College campus, please select the campus below, reserve your seat and notify your instructor as outlined in your course.
Please select a campus to display its proctoring details:
Online Reservation Information
Please use the Generic Proctor Reservation Form to reserve a proctored exam for the following scenario(s):
- non-Columbia College students
Proctor Listing for Fort Worth, TX
Phone/Fax: (817) 377-3276/(817) 377-0176
Proctoring Times: Week 4 & Week 8
M-TH: 9am & 1pm
Fri: 9am, 1pm, & 6pm
Sat: 9am & 1pm, & 4pm
Be familiar with the proctoring times listed on the website.
Call Ft Worth campus or complete proctor request form on line for testing appointment.
Submit your proctor choice to your instructor as required by your instructor.
Be aware of time limits on your exams and keep track of the time.
Be aware of Columbia College proctoring guidelines.
Must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to exam start time.
It is the responsibility of the student to be on time for the exam.
List name, time-in, instructor, and course.
Notify the proctor immediately upon noticing you are in the proximity of another student taking the same exam.
Review each exam for special requirements requested by the instructor.
Make sure you have the correct exam.
Bring any irregularities to the attention of the proctor immediately.
Noise must be kept to a minimum.
Cell phones must be turned off and not in view.
By Appointment only