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
Columbia College students: For midterms/finals, you may reserve your proctored exam online by using the Midterm/Final Proctor Reservation Form.
Please use the Generic Proctor Reservation Form to reserve a proctored exam for the other following scenario(s):
- non-Columbia College students
Proctor Listing for Salt Lake, UT
Proctoring Times: Columbia College, Salt Lake Campus offers DSST (DANTES) on Mondays (except Public Speaking), DSST (DANTES) Public Speaking on Tuesdays, and CLEP on Wednesdays. CLEP tests must be registered for and paid two days prior to the actual test date. Please call the Salt Lake Campus at 801-281-6677 or see the 'Online Reservation Form' for tests times.
Individual Appointments: The Salt Lake Campus is also the proctor for online Columbia College students. Please use the 'Midterm/Final Proctor Reservation Form' to make an appointment for your proctored midterm or final. For other questions, contact the campus at 801-281-6677
Computer Proctoring: The testing lab is available for non-test use when testing is not in progress. Call ahead for availability.
Practice tests and study guides are available at www.getcollegecredit.com for DSST tests. DSST practice tests start at $5.00 per title. Study guides are available at www.collegeboard.com/clep for CLEP tests. Individual Exam Guides are available for $10.00 per exam.