How can I minimize the cost of proctored exams?
To minimize the cost of proctored exams, and conserve valuable proctoring resources, faculty should do the following:
1. Limit the number of proctored exams to 1-3 per semester.
2. Enter exam details into UNC Online early in the semester. This action will permit students to schedule appointments in advance (free proctoring locations reach capacity well before midterm and final exams begin; students must schedule free appointments early in the semester).
3. Many proctors charge an hourly fee, so it is important to make sure your exam duration accurately reflects the true time it takes students to complete the exam. In other words, do not 'pad' exam duration. The reason: Proctors reserve staffing and resources based on exam duration. Students are required to pay the full cost of the exam duration, even if they complete the exam in less than the allotted time.