What is a proctor? A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam for a Columbia College student. The proctor will verify the student's identity by checking a photo ID and will ensure academic honesty during the exam. Proctored exams add validity to online course work and are required for some online courses.
What do I have to do? As a student needing to complete a proctored exam, it is your responsibility to select a proctor and submit this information to your instructor as outlined in the course syllabus. You must also schedule a date and time to complete your exams. If you request to use a private proctor, it is your responsibility to verify with your instructor that they have been approved.
You have three options for selecting a proctor:
- A Columbia College campus
- ProctorU or
- a private proctor.
Columbia College locations are the best option for proctors and are automatically approved. ProctorU is also automatically approved. Private proctors are approved by each instructor. Previous approval of a private proctor does not guarantee subsequent approval.
Acceptable private proctors normally include, but are not limited to, faculty, other university or college testing centers, ministers, military education officers, non-direct superiors and corporate executive officers, and public librarians. Columbia College has also approved ProctorU as a private proctor resource. You may wish to check the listing provided by the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers for available proctors and testing centers. Some testing centers may assess a fee for testing. Any fees incurred are your responsibility.
If you are using a Columbia College campus, please select the campus below, reserve your seat and notify your instructor as outlined in your course.
Please select a campus to display its proctoring details:
Proctor Listing for Elgin, IL
Phone/Fax: (847) 214-7219/(847) 608-5474
Proctoring Times: During open hours. Last appointment taken 2 hrs before closing.
Group Proctoring: NONE
Computer Proctoring: Appt. only
Contact the campus office at 847-214-7197 for MFT scheduling.
You can contact the Crystal Lake campus at 815-477-5440 for availability for testing on Friday or Saturday during the summer. The Elgin campus is closed Fridays and weekends in the summer. See the Crystal Lake website to reserve a time for testing.
Phone/Fax: (847) 214-7197/(847) 214-7003
Proctoring Times: Tests taken at ECC Testing Center B115 during open hours for Testing Center. M-Th 9am to 8pm F 9am to 4pm and S 8am to 1pm. Last exam must be started 2 hrs before closing.
Group Proctoring: NONE
Individual Appointments: By appt.
Computer Proctoring: NONE
Contact the campus office at 847-214-7197 for MFT testing. During the summer, the Elgin office is closed Fridays and weekends. Contact the Crystal Lake office at 815-477-5440 for availability for Friday or Saturday testing. See the Crystal Lake website to reserve a time for testing.