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Proctored Assessments

Virtual College courses require proctored midterm and/or final exams during specified testing dates. The course material will indicate the window of time students have to take the required proctored exams in each course.

Review the dates of your proctored assessment.

  1. First, review your course syllabus/calendar/materials to find out the exact dates your professor has set for you to take your assessment. Students will NOT be authorized to test outside of the specified dates or on weekends.
  2. Next, please review the Testing Dishonesty and Behavioral Guidelines and the special testing materials and instructions of each particular exam as defined by your instructor. During the exam, do not access online course content or external websites or use unauthorized materials.
  3. Then communicate any special accommodations to your professor weeks before your scheduled assessment and pay any associated proctoring fees, if applicable.
  4. Finally, decide which of the three options you will choose to take the proctored assessment(s) and make the necessary arrangements and scheduling with the proctor you have selected.
Testing Centers

MDC has eight testing center locations available for Virtual College students to select the most convenient time and place to test.

All students are required to bring the proper identification in order to take any exam. Only students taking tests are permitted in the testing center. Do not bring children to the testing center. MDC Testing Centers are available at each campus –

  • Hialeah
  • Homestead
  • InterAmerican
  • Kendall
  • Medical
  • North
  • West
  • Wolfson

Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before the last check-in time. You will not be allowed to take your test if you are late. Students with testing concerns must contact the professor. Testing center staff is not authorized to make changes, give time extensions or answer questions about proctored exams.

Students who reside outside of Miami Dade County may 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.). 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.
Approved Proctors – College testing center staff, faculty members, high school counselors or principals, human resources staff, Sylvan or Kaplan learning center staff, military officers, or head or reference librarian.

ProctorU monitors students who take online exams by using webcams and screen-sharing technology. Students need a webcam with a microphone and a reliable, high-speed internet connection to use this service.

ProctorU requires the same proper identification as the MDC Testing Centers. 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.