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:
Proctor Listing for Elgin, IL
Phone/Fax: (847) 214-7219/(847) 608-5474
Proctoring Times: During open hours. Last appointment taken 2 hrs before closing.
Group Proctoring: NONE
Computer Proctoring: Appt. only
Contact the campus office at 847-214-7197 for MFT scheduling.
You can contact the Crystal Lake campus at 815-477-5440 for availability for testing on Friday or Saturday during the summer. The Elgin campus is closed Fridays and weekends in the summer. See the Crystal Lake website to reserve a time for testing.
Phone/Fax: (847) 214-7197/(847) 214-7003
Proctoring Times: Tests taken at ECC Testing Center B115 during open hours for Testing Center. M-Th 9am to 8pm F 9am to 4pm and S 8am to 1pm. Last exam must be started 2 hrs before closing.
Group Proctoring: NONE
Individual Appointments: By appt.
Computer Proctoring: NONE
Contact the campus office at 847-214-7197 for MFT testing. During the summer, the Elgin office is closed Fridays and weekends. Contact the Crystal Lake office at 815-477-5440 for availability for Friday or Saturday testing. See the Crystal Lake website to reserve a time for testing.