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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.
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 –
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 request to have an approved remote proctor to administer their tests. The proctor must be approved by the Virtual College at least one (1) week prior to the exam. Students are responsible for paying any costs that may be incurred (proctor fees, etc.). Steps –
What/who qualifies as a proctor?
Proctors must have an institutional/organizational/company email address. The Virtual College will not send exam information and passwords to a free or residential email address; including, but not limited to: aol.com, bellsouth.net, att.net, verizon.net, sprint.net, hotmail.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com, ymail.com, and others.
Exams must be administered in an educational or professional environment, such as a classroom or the proctor's office. Any test proctored in a private residence will be deemed invalid. Virtual College proctored exams are computer exams; therefore, make sure that your proctor is able to administer computer-based exams.
Be sure to provide accurate contact information for your proctor, as well as accurate course information. Inaccurate or incomplete information may lead to a delay in approval, and may result in your request being denied. You must submit your request before the posted deadlines to allow enough time to approve your proctor.
The MDC Virtual College can deny a remote proctor request at its discretion.
For questions or assistance, please contact the Virtual College Student Services Coordinator, Hector Noriega, at: 305.237.3873 (direct line), 305.237.3800 (Student HelpDesk), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.