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Student Responsibilities


To ensure that your Purdue degree remains well respected over time, it is essential that we maintain a high level of academic integrity for our exam process. That is why we require you to take exams in the presence of an approved proctor (unless it is a take-home exam as these are not proctored).


Call your exam site to identify any guidelines or instructions specific to your exam site, such as exam proctoring fees, walk-in appointments, exam arrangements, alternate contacts, office hours and so on. The student is responsible for any fees accrued during the semester.

It is your responsibility to make arrangements with your proctor. You do not have to take the exam at the same time as the on-campus students (unless instructed otherwise), but you do have to take it on the same date unless you have prior approval from your professor to take it on an alternate date.

If your proctor has trouble accessing your exam they should contact our Erica Daugherty directly by emailing or by calling (765) 494-7015 if there are any questions about receiving, administering, or returning your exams.

You are able to identify a primary and backup proctor. You must log into the Manage My Account portal before the start of the semester and use the Confirm/Update My Exam Site and Proctor Information link to verify your Proctor is correct. This is also where you will go to change your proctor if needed.

If your primary proctor is unable to administer your exam on a scheduled date you will need to identify an alternate proctor within Manage My Account applying the same criteria as when initially setting up your primary proctor. This person must be either a supervisor or HR representative, if at your employer, or a proctor at a public exam site such as a testing center or library. 

If you are unable to take the exam on the scheduled date you must contact your professor prior to the scheduled date and request to make alternate arrangements. Please copy on any related correspondence. Please note that the professors have the right to refuse to allow students to take exams on alternate dates.

Returning students must confirm their exam Proctor each semester by logging into Manage My Account portal using the Confirm/Update My Exam Site and Proctor Information link.


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