Do students pay for exam appointments?
Yes. If a proctor charges a fee, students are responsible for the fee.
Faculty should include a reminder about proctoring fees in their course materials and discuss proctoring fees with students.
NOTE: When students register for UNC Online courses, an alert about proctoring fees is posted by the campus - this is a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requirement. For example, ECU students see the following message when they register for UNC Online courses: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations.
Students can compare proctoring fees when they search for proctors and schedule appointments.
Free proctoring services cannot be guaranteed to students. As you can imagine, these locations quickly reach capacity for midterm and final exams. Please encourage your students to schedule their exam appointments early in the semester/term/summer session.
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.