Miami Dade College

Virtual College

Student Responsibilities

  • Before taking a Virtual College proctored exam, please review the Testing Dishonesty and Behavioral Guidelines.
  • Select from one of the three proctoring options and be familiar with the required procedures.
  • Make the necessary arrangements and scheduling with the proctor you have selected.
  • Pay any associated proctoring fees, if applicable.
  • Be aware of the assessment time limits and the proctoring hours of operation.
  • Communicate any special accommodations to your professor weeks before your scheduled assessment.

Dates

All courses have been assigned a specific testing window. Click here to review the dates of your proctored assessment. Students must also check their syllabus/calendar/course to locate specific testing dates and other important information.

Exam Period Dates
Finals Window #1 12/08/2014 12/09/2014 12/10/2014
Finals Window #2 12/10/2014 12/11/2014 12/12/2014
Finals Window #3 12/12/2014 12/15/2014 12/16/2014
Finals Window #4 12/16/2014 12/17/2014 12/18/2014

Options

All Virtual College courses require a midterm and/or final proctored exam(s). Students may take these tests at MDC Testing Centers at no cost. Students who select either remote proctors or technology supported proctoring are responsible for all associated fees.

Testing InformationMiami Dade College has eight testing centers available for Virtual College students. Plan accordingly and select the most convenient testing center.

  • The Testing Centers will not allow you to take an exam without the proper identification.
  • Arrive at the Testing Center at least 10 minutes before the start of the test.
  • Arrive before the last check-in time. You will not be allowed to take your test if you are late.
  • Bring required printed course schedule showing that you are enrolled in the course you will be accessing for the test.
  • Only students taking tests are permitted in the testing center. Do not bring children to the testing center.

MDC Hours and Locations

Testing Hours for Virtual College Proctored Testing:
Monday - Thursday8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Students must begin the last exam no later than 6:00 p.m.
Friday8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Students must begin the last exam no later than 1:00 p.m.
Testing Locations:
Hialeah Campus
Building 1, 2nd floor
Room 1220-01
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-8791
Campus Parking Garage is located on West 46th street and 17th court. Parking Garage will be on your right side. For more information please call Hialeah Campus Public Safety at 305-237-8701.
Homestead Campus
Building A, 1st floor
Room A-114
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-5198
InterAmerican Campus
Building 1000, 1st floor
Room 1110
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-6041
Kendall Campus
Building R, 5th floor
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-0418

Urgent Message! The Kendall Campus Testing Center will be relocated to Room 9107 (Building 9, 1st Floor) on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Keep in mind that you may also use remote testing through Proctor U. For more information, call us at 305.237.3800 or email us at virtual@mdc.edu.

Medical Campus
Building 1, 3rd floor
Room 1303
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-4275
North Campus
Building 1, 1st floor
Room 1160
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-1015
MDC-West
Building 2, 1st floor
Room 2110
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-8979
No student parking will be available on MDC-West. For more information please call MDC-West Public Safety at 305-237-8000.
Wolfson Campus
Building 3, 1st floor
Room 3104
Campus Map and Directions
305-237-3011

Please note: MDC Campus testing centers are NOT managed by Virtual College staff. Students with testing concerns must contact the professor. Testing center staff are not authorized to make changes, give time extensions or answer questions about proctored exams.

If you are a Virtual College student who lives outside the South Florida area, you must locate an approved proctor to administer your tests. The proctor must be approved by the Virtual College at least 2 weeks prior to the exam. Students are responsible for paying any costs that may be incurred (proctor fees, etc.).

The proctor can be one of the following:

  • Testing Department/Center staff (preferred)
  • Faculty members of accredited colleges or universities
  • High school counselors or principals
  • Human resources or corporate educational training staff
  • Sylvan or Kaplan Learning Center staff
  • Military Educational Officers
  • Head or Reference Librarian of a local library

A student's classmate, co-worker, relative or friend is NOT a qualified proctor and may not proctor exams.

Examinations must be administered in an educational or professional environment such as a classroom or the proctor's office. Exams are web-based; therefore, the proctoring facility must have a computer with internet access. Any test proctored in a private residence will be deemed invalid. The Virtual College will have final approval on proctor selection.

Steps

  1. Find a test facility by searching at the Florida Proctored Testing Centers or at the National College Testing Association.
  2. Submit the online Request for Proctor Approval form.
  3. The Virtual College department will verify your proctor. You will be notified no later than a week prior to your scheduled exam period.

Testing InformationThe Virtual College has selected ProctorU to offer students an option when taking proctored tests. ProctorU monitors tens of thousands of online exams for over 200 partner institutions using webcams and screen-sharing technology. ProctorU allows students to take exams anytime during the testing window of the online course. Given that so many of our students are working, having ProctorU as an approved proctor gives students the flexibility and convenience of taking their exams at home, at work or while traveling.

Please use the links below to find out more about ProctorU:

Once you decide to take your proctored exam with ProctorU, visit and follow the steps listed in our ProctorU MDC Portal - Getting Started site to register and schedule your exam.

The cost of proctoring through ProctorU depends on the time the faculty allows for the test. In general, many proctored assessments in the Virtual College are scheduled for 2 hours and the cost of ProctorU would be in the range of $25. Students receive notification of actual costs before confirming their testing appointment with ProctorU.

Please note: If you schedule your test with ProctorU for the last day of your open exam window, the latest you can schedule it to begin is at 9:30 p.m. EST.