Semester-Based OMO Courses: Testing Overview

OMO students must comply with the Proctored Testing Policy for web-based or online courses.  If an online or web-based course requires proctored assessments, then it is the responsibility of the individual taking the course to schedule proctored assessments.


How to Schedule an Exam

Many instructors require their online students to take proctored exams.  In that case, information about the test dates will be located in the online course materials. Students close to a UM campus are encouraged to schedule an appointment for a proctored exam at the Oxford or regional campuses.

If a student has a work or class conflict or lives outside of the area and cannot take the exam during the times available, they will need to locate a proctor. Most instructors require those students to use ProctorU, a web-based proctoring service, to take their proctored exams.

Contact the Distance Education Testing Lab at detl@olemiss.edu if you require additional assistance regarding testing on the Oxford campus.

If you do not show up for your exam or reschedule your appointment at least two hours prior to your scheduled appointment time, your appointment will be closed and the online appointment system will not allow you to reschedule.


Proctoring Services for Non-University of Mississippi Courses

Distance Education Testing Lab provides proctoring services for students who are taking tests for other universities. We have a testing facility located in our office that houses computers and is monitored by video-cameras. Our testing facility is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM during most weeks of the academic year. Our facility is not available during the weeks of midterm and final exams in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, and the University of Mississippi is usually closed for two weeks at the end of December each year.

There is a $25 proctoring fee charged to anyone who is not a current Ole Miss student, faculty member, staff member, or dues-paying alumnus. You should also provide a pre-paid envelope for mailing your test information back to your institution if it is not included in the testing materials from your school.

Proctoring Services

To utilize our proctoring services, click here.

Additional Information

You should arrive at the testing center ten minutes before your scheduled test time. We are located in the Jackson Avenue Center Suite F. Located at 1111 West Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655 located at. On a GPS device, enter 1111 West Jackson Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655. See our building on the map.

Parking at the Jackson Avenue Center is Park-N-Ride lot . If you do not already have a University of Mississippi parking decal, please contact DETL (detl@olemiss.edu or (662) 915-1267) for parking information and to reserve a parking spot for your testing appointment.

If you are not currently an Ole Miss student, faculty member, staff member, or dues-paying alumnus, you will be required to pay your $25 before you take your test. We only accept payment in the form of cash, or check.

After you complete your test, we will send your testing information to your institution. Please provide an envelope for mailing if your institution does not provide for this.


Testing Information FAQ

A proctored exam is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while he or she is taking an exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.

Check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your online course. The need to take proctored exams and your exam dates should be contained there. If the instructor requires no exams, that should be clearly stated in the syllabus. If you cannot make a determination from the syllabus, contact your instructor immediately for an answer.