Distance Education provides a Proctored Testing Center for our students free of charge when enrolled in one of our online or hybrid courses that requires a proctored exam. Students are required to present a government-issued photo ID when arriving to take their proctored exam.
If you are searching for the Testing Center for students with disabilities who utilize testing accommodations, please refer to the Division of Student Affairs Testing Center webpage.
Taking a Proctored Exam
Your instructor will notify you within the first few weeks of class if your course requires a proctored exam. It is the student’s responsibility to review all information provided by their instructor regarding the first date they may take their exam, allowed materials, and what date the exam must be post-marked by. Some instructors will proctor the exam themselves during a designated day/time. If you would like to schedule another day/time to take your exam at the Toledo Campus, or at an external location of your choice, please review the following information.
A few things you should know about proctor sites
- While there is no fee for Mercy College students taking an exam in the Distance Education proctored testing center, take note that external proctor sites MAY charge fees for their services. The student is responsible for paying all fees for proctoring.
- Students should be proctored in an educational/ professional/ public facility. (No proctoring may take place at a private residence.) Nor may the proctor be a relative or close friend of the student.
- Students must schedule and reserve a testing date for each proctored exam.
- Students must present a government-issued photo ID to their proctor site before taking the exam.
The following are examples of proctor sites:
- Faculty and administrative staff at public-private college and universities
- Full-time school or public librarian
- Hospital Educational Counselor
- Guidance counselor/counseling staff
- Full-time teacher or staff member
- Corporate training officer
- Embassy education officer
- Military base/station education officer
- Base commander
- Leader/Clergy person at a religion/faith-based facility
- Local college testing center
You select the proctor site that is most convenient to you. It is the student’s responsibility to call the site and make a reservation for testing. At least 21 days before your exam, fill out and submit the student request proctor form (found in Brightspace) to notify Mercy College Distance Education of your proctoring arrangement. We will send the exam packet to the proctor site or keep your exam packet on file for the local proctor at Mercy College Distance Education. You take the exam as scheduled and the completed exam will be sent to the instructor by the proctor site
Please see the “proctored exams” module in your course in Brightspace to submit a request. Forms are submitted via the web and an email confirmation will be sent to you prior to your exam date.
For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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