- Yes. If a proctor charges a fee, students are responsible for the fee. Students can compare proctoring fees when they search for proctors and schedule appointments.
- Many proctors charge an hourly fee. Therefore, it is important to enter accurate exam durations into UNC Online (the true time it takes for students to complete exams; do not 'pad' exam durations). Proctors reserve staffing and resources based on exam durations. Students are required to pay the full cost of exam durations (even if they complete the exam in less than the allotted time).
- Free proctoring services cannot be guaranteed to students. However, there are several locations that offer free proctoring services (these locations will quickly reach capacity for midterm and final exams; students should schedule appointments early in the semester).
- When students register for online courses, an alert about proctoring fees is posted by the campus (this is a SACS requirement). For example, ECU students see the following message when they register for online courses:
"There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations".