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.
Proctor Listing for NWS Charleston, SC
Phone/Fax: (843) 764-4444/(843) 764-4313
Proctoring Times: Available using this form.
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Changes have been made to the information regarding exam proctoring procedures and reservations.
A limited number of seats per day and time slot are available. The exam request must be done two weeks prior to the desired exam date. The campus will notify you by email, normally within 2 business days, if your exam date(s) and time(s) are available and approved. Please list your Columbia College Cougars email address and a secondary email, if applicable, along with your telephone number on your reservation form. If you do not receive confirmation of your exam date and time within 2 business days, please call the campus as soon as possible at (843) 764-4444/4443/7817.
Exams are administered to students with military base access at The Naval Education Building, building 909. Students not having base access will be given proctored exams at Building 302. Please indicate on your reservation form whether you have base access or not.
Columbia College, Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, is committed to your success. We understand the special needs and conditions of the adult student. Every effort will be made to accommodate your exam request. However, we are a small campus and limited in our time slot/date availabilities. Please make every effort to schedule your exam early. If possible, include an alternate time and/or date for your exam.
Students are permitted to take one exam per time slot. Students should arrive at the approved proctoring location 10-15 minutes prior to exam. I.D verification is required. Exams will begin on time.
Follow all instructions of your college professor for proctored exams. Be aware your instructor may require the name of your proctor and exam location. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your exam, contact Columbia College, Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, by email or phone.