Exams & Proctors

Most of the courses offered through the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning include examinations that must be taken under the supervision of proctors approved by our office. Examinations can be administered on campus in Urbana-Champaign, at the U of I Chicago campus, or off-campus in your local area. It is your responsibility to arrange for an approved proctor to supervise any off-campus examinations.

Fall and spring courses

For spring and fall semester-based courses, exams will be given in person. The time for the exams will be on the course schedule. The location will be given to you by your instructor or be listed in your course webpage.

Summer courses

Courses offered online during the summer term include examinations that must be taken under the supervision of proctors approved by our office. Examinations can be administered on campus in Urbana-Champaign or off-campus in your local area.

After you are registered, you will be given the following information:

  • The dates that your tests will be held.
  • Links to an online proctor form or printable form. You must submit this form no later than 2 weeks prior to your start date.

Selecting a proctor

Guidelines for selecting proctors are listed in your online course materials. Approved proctored examination locations and/or proctors include the following:

  • Online through ProctorU (available for some courses)
  • University of Illinois Testing Offices (at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago)
  • Superintendent, principal, or guidance counselor of an education service region, school, or district, either public or parochial
  • Head librarian of a major academic or public library
  • Dean, academic department head, professor, extension or correspondence administrator, registrar, or official testing service of an accredited university or college
  • Education officer (Armed Service personnel only)
  • Corporate education director

Proctors for high school students may be the high school principal, full-time teacher, librarian, or guidance counselor. Students living outside the United States may select a proctor whose position is equivalent to one of those listed above or an administrative official of a U.S. embassy or consulate. Proctors cannot be related to the student.

It is your responsibility to arrange for an approved proctor to supervise any off-campus examinations. Once you have registered, you will be given instructions on how to arrange a proctor.