You should schedule your exam appointments at the beginning of the semester. Scheduling exam appointments in advance is important for the following reasons:
- You can schedule exam appointments with your preferred proctor (many proctoring locations, especially free locations, reach capacity on peak testing days during midterm and final exam periods...schedule early).
- You have time to compare proctoring fees, search for proctors, and prepare for exam appointments.
- You have time to troubleshoot technical errors and ask questions of the proctor if you encounter issues when scheduling exam appointments.
How quickly you can schedule an appointment depends on proctors' availability (some proctors may be booked or require exam scheduling lead times).
The "Take Exam Via Webcam" option is a good choice for last minute appointments (it is only available for online exam types). However, there must be enough time left in the exam window to accommodate the student identification process and exam duration to schedule a webcam appointment.