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. Some instructors will require those students to use ProctorU, a web based proctoring service, to take their proctored exams; while other instructors require students to utilize a proctor at an approved facility. In this case, the student is responsible for locating a test site, scheduling an appointment with that testing center and to accurately communicate this information in a timely manner using the appropriate procedure as outlined below. Students are responsible for test site fees.
Contact the OMO staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-915-1267 if you require additional information or assistance.
Oxford and Regional Campuses (Booneville, Desoto, Grenada, Tupelo)
Oxford and Regional Centers: Appointments for examinations may be made through the Online Learning Test Scheduler. This information is also available by following the testing links posted to your Ole Miss Online class on Blackboard. Seats are limited; therefore, students should schedule their appointments as early as possible.
Not Near a University of Mississippi Campus
Proctor U: An online service available for students who are not able to test at a University of Mississippi campus. Students will connect to a live proctor over the internet. The proctor will then be able to see who the student is, what they are doing on their screen, and can verify that they are the right person for the exam. ProctorU service is available 20 hours a day. Visit ProctorU page for more information on ProctorU and to schedule an exam. Please refer to your instructor or course syllabus to see if ProctorU is an option for your course.
Distance Proctoring: If the student is not able to test at a University of Mississippi campus OR if your instructor has not selected ProctorU as an option for proctoring, then the student must identify a proctor and submit a Distance Proctoring Request Form.
Step 1: Locate a Proctor
All tests must be taken under the supervision of an exam proctor, and this proctor must be determined before the student is allowed to submit Distance Proctoring Request Form. You must contact your exam proctor prior to submitting your application to confirm that he or she can proctor for you. You are also encouraged to schedule your exam(s) at that time.
The standard approach to locating a proctor is to contact the designated testing center at an accredited college or university, an administrator at an institution of higher education, a community college, or a private testing center. Students are responsible for any testing fees charged.
Refer to the Proctors webpage for suggestions about locating a proctor.
Step 2: Submit a Distance Proctoring Request Form
After you locate a proctor and schedule your appointment, you MUST complete the Distance Proctoring Request Form for every course that requires proctored assessments. You must contact your proctor before submitting your Distance Proctoring Request Form.
The student should submit a Distance Proctoring Request Form to our office as soon as possible, but no later than seven (7) working days prior to the first day the test is available.* This will assure there is ample time to process your application and to forward exam and materials to the approved proctor.
The student must provide all the information requested on the Distance Proctoring Request Form including the proctor's name, contact information, institution, location where the exam will be given, and the appointment day and time when the examination can be taken at that site. You may schedule up to five (5) exams per course on the request form.
Please submit separate forms for every online course you are enrolled in. Students are responsible for any test site fees.
*Students who submit a late Request Form can be charged a late processing fee of $40. We will not be able to accommodate requests submitted within 48 hours or less of the scheduled exam date and time.
Step 3: Review of Distance Proctoring Request Form
Once the form is received in our office, we will review it to be sure that all required items are included. If the form is missing required information the form will be returned to the student. The student will then be responsible for re-submitting a completed form.
If the form is missing required information or the credentials of the proposed Proctor or if the Proctor is not approved, the form will be returned to the student. The student will then be responsible for locating a new Proctor and re-submitting a new and complete form.
Step 4: Request is Approved
Once the Distance Proctoring Request Form is approved the student, proctor and instructor will be notified by e-mail. The instructor will then coordinate with the proctor to insure that all materials are available for the students on the approved appointment day and time.
Step 5: Complete the process
It is important that the student report promptly at the appointed day and time. If you have to reschedule your exam appointment, contact your proctor directly.