Alternative Proctored Testing Information & Requirements
When a proctored test is required and Bucks County Community College testing facilities are otherwise inaccessible to you, an instructor may offer you the option of proposing an alternative proctor. Please be aware:
- Most proctors charge for this service and fees vary.
- All proctored testing must occur within the United States within the testing dates provided by the instructor.
- Proctored testing outside of the United States is prohibited.
- If you enroll in a course and do not comply with the mandatory proctored testing requirements, you will fail the course.
- Discuss the possibility of using a proctor with your instructor(s) before making any alternative proctor arrangements
- Locate an acceptable proctor (see the Acceptable Proctoring Sites section)
- Submit online alternative proctor form below:
- Submit the proposal in advance time for adequate consideration or in the required time set forth by the instructor
- Submit a Test Proctor Form for each class in which you have a proctoring need
- The instructor may approve or disapprove the proposal based upon the instructor’s assessment of the proposal’s information and verification of the legitimacy of the proposed proctor
- Schedule test with approved proctor in accordance with instructor’s testing time frame
- Pay any proctoring fees
A proctor is an individual who agrees to:
- Receive tests from the instructor;
- Administer tests in one of the acceptable proctoring environments listed below;
- Monitor the student during the entire exam;
- Return any testing materials to the instructor; and
- Verify the student has completed the test according to the directions specified by the instructor.
Acceptable Proctors/Proctoring Sites
To ensure testing integrity, instructors may accept the following:
- National College Testing Association (NCTA) Centers.
- Use NCTA's interactive map by clicking on your state to find a center near you
- A college or university testing center proctored by testing center staff only
- Other college offices, departments, faculty, and staff are not acceptable
- *Attention Penn State University Park students (see below)
- A professional testing center (i.e. Sylvan Learning Center) proctored by that center's staff only
- A military base proctored by a station education officer only
- Online through ProctorU
- Available in a very limited number of sections. Contact your instructor to see if this option is offered.
* Penn State University students residing at University Park Campus while taking a course at Bucks may ONLY use Penn State's Outreach Testing Center to proctor their exams. Forms submitted with another location will be rejected.
Relatives and friends, regardless of their position, are not permitted to act as proctors. Private residences are not considered an appropriate testing environment.
A local library will only be approved in rare circumstances. Please contact Bucks Online at 215-968-8052 to discuss your situation prior to submitting a proctor form for a library.