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Taking Proctored Exams

Taking proctored exams as an online student is an efficient process. Each proctored exam at Purdue is taken with a paper and pencil, but the process prior to the exam can be accomplished online. Purdue allows you to pick your proctor and test location. It simply will require some pre-planning on your part, which we'll help guide you through. Not all courses will have exams nor will they be in the presence of a proctor. Check with your course instructor regarding online exams not requiring a proctor.  

Your proctor will guide you through the exam process from start to finish, and provide you with the necessary testing materials at the exam time. There will be a limit to what you may bring with you to the testing site, and there won't be any breaks throughout the duration of the exam, so it's important for you to plan accordingly.

Find an Exam Proctor

Once you enroll in an online program, it is best practice to identify an exam proctor right away. For courses requiring an exam proctor, your proctor will be responsible for downloading your exam materials from Purdue, administering your exam, and returning those hard copy materials to us electronically for grading. You'll also need to find a suitable testing location, either at your place of employment or at a public site such as a local community college or public library. You will have the ability to set up an alternate proctor in case of scheduling conflicts.

Student Responsibilities

As a student, you are responsible for reviewing and understanding your student responsibilities within the distance exam process.