Exam Proctoring

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The exam proctoring staff provide a confidential, quiet space for students to take their exams. The Proctoring Center is available to non-WSU students and students on the WSU Global Campus.

The Proctoring Center now has a NEW email address to facilitate efficient and effective communication … testingcenter@tricity.wsu.edu

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All Students

All students should come prepared to provide photo ID. Personal items (i.e., purses, backpacks, hats, cell phones, notebooks, and electronic devices) are not allowed in the testing area unless otherwise specified in your exam. Once the exam is started, you will not be able to leave the testing area for any reason. Please take care of personal needs prior to starting the exam. Leaving the testing area during the exam will result in a completed exam.

Plan your arrival to allow enough time to check-in, complete the exam, and check-out before closing time. Proctoring hours cannot be extended for completion of an exam. Add an extra 15 minutes to your arrival time if the completed exam has to be scanned to your school. Failure to do so may delay exam submittal until the following business day or week.

If the completed exam is to be scanned and sent by U.S. Mail, the student must provide a 9×12 stamped envelope.

Proctoring Fee

The fee for proctoring exams is $15 per exam and applies to WSU Global Campus and non-WSU students. It DOES NOT apply to WSU Tri-Cities on-campus students and students registered with the Office of Disability Services. The nonrefundable fee must be paid at the cashier’s office, West Building, Room 269A, prior to taking the exam. The cashier’s office is open Monday through Friday.

Please note the Cashier’s Office hours are different from the Proctoring Center.

If you plan to take your exam on Saturday, please note that the cashier’s office is not open on Saturdays and the Proctoring Center does not accept payment. Proof of payment must be provided on the date of the exam. Multiple exams can be paid for at the same time but please request a separate receipt for each exam.

Non-WSU Students

Ask your school or instructor to send the exam to testingcenter@tricity.wsu.edu or send a hard copy to:

WSU Tri-Cities
Proctoring Center
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671
Phone: 509-372-7191
Fax: 509-372-7173

Please pay for the exam in advance and bring the receipt and photo ID on the day of the exam. If you plan to take the exam on Saturday, please note the cashier’s office is closed on Saturdays and the Proctoring Center does not accept payment.

You do not need an appointment to take an exam. Simply come in during proctoring hours. To view the schedule, please click on the Proctoring Schedule link provided under QUICK LINKS. You may want to contact the proctoring center in advance to confirm your exam has been received.

Plan your arrival to allow enough time to check-in, complete the exam, and check-out before closing time. Proctoring hours cannot be extended for completion of an exam. Add an extra 15 minutes to your time if the completed exam has to be scanned to your school. Failure to do so may delay exam submittal until the following business day or week.

If the completed exam needs to be sent to your school by U.S. Mail, you will need to provide a 9×12 stamped envelope.

WSU Global Campus Students

WSU Global Campus proctored exams are either paper-based or online and are administered in Blackboard Learn. Your course syllabus will explain what options of proctoring are available to you for each individual course. Confirm in the course syllabus the type of exam, time limit, and any special requirements for each individual course. You can request all your exams early in the semester.

You are responsible for paying the exam fee in advance and providing the receipt to the Proctoring Center. It will not be charged to your student account. Multiple exams can be requested and paid for at the same time but please request a separate receipt for each exam.

You must submit a separate request for each exam you need proctored. During this process, you will be asked to complete a Proctor Nomination Form. Please do not confuse this form with the proctor request form for WSU Tri-Cities instructors which is located in the WSU Tri-Cities exam proctoring webpage.

To request a proctored exam, please follow the instructions below.

  • Log into myWSU.
  • Locate your Proctored Exams pagelet in the middle column in myWSU home page. Your proctored exams are listed here (to see this pagelet you may need to select Online Student located next to Main Menu).
  • Choose the link for the exam you need proctored.
  • You will be directed to Scheduling Proctored Exams page.
  • Select Propose a New Proctor if you have not previously used the WSU Tri-Cities location and then follow the instructions for completing the proctor nomination form. To complete this form, please refer to question #5 in the proctoring FAQs link provided under QUICK LINKS.
  • Select Request Previous Proctor if you previously used the WSU Tri-Cities location.
  • Provide the exam date and delivery option.
  • Click on Submit Proctor to WSU Online.
  • Check in the Proctored Exams pagelet for the status of your request. It will indicate the date the exam was received and when it was sent to the proctoring center. To find out if the Proctoring Center has received it, you will need to contact the Proctoring Center.

Please allow two (2) weeks for requested exams to be processed and delivered to the Proctoring Center.

You do not need to make an appointment to take an exam. Simply come in during proctoring hours. To view the schedule, please click on the Proctoring Schedule link provided under QUICK LINKS.  You may want to contact the proctoring center in advance to confirm your exam has been received.

If you still have questions about completing this process, please contact WSU Global Campus Proctoring Services at 1-509-335-0827, 1-800-222-4978, or email gcps@wsu.edu for assistance.

WSU Tri-Cities Students and Instructors

Generally, students are expected to take exams in the classroom.  This expectation does not apply to students registered with the Office of Disability Services.

Students who missed an exam and have a valid reason can request the use of the Proctoring Center.  The instructor, not the student, must make this request by completing the Proctor Request Form which is provided under QUICK LINKS.  The form should state the reason for needing exam proctoring services.

STUDENTS: Proctoring your exam must be requested by your instructor. The exam must be taken and completed during the scheduled proctoring hours. Proctoring hours cannot be extended to allow for exam completion. Exam fees do not apply.

INSTRUCTORS: Please complete the Proctor Request Form and submit along with the exam twenty-four (24) hour in advance of exam due date and provide the reason exam proctoring services are needed. Students will be required to take the exam during scheduled proctoring hours.

For access to the Proctor Request Form and the Proctoring Schedule, click on the applicable link provided under QUICK LINKS.

WSU Tri-Cities Students Registered with Disability Services

The exam proctoring fee does not apply to students registered with the office of Disability Services. Any questions regarding the services provided by the office of Disability Services should be addressed with the Disability Services Coordinator at ctijerina@tricity.wsu.edu or call 509-372-7352 or 1-800-833-6388. All other questions regarding proctoring processes, requirements, and proctor availability should be addressed with the proctoring center.

STUDENTS: The exam must be taken and completed during the scheduled proctoring hours, even when additional time is allowed. Proctoring time cannot be extended to allow for exam completion. Proctoring time cannot be extended to allow for exam completion. To view the schedule, please click on the Proctoring Schedule link provided under QUICK LINKS. You may want to contact the proctoring center in advance to confirm your exam has been received.

INSTRUCTORS: Please complete the Proctor Request Form and submit along with the exam to the Proctoring Center twenty four (24) hours in advance of the exam due date. Your student’s exam will be proctored during the scheduled proctoring hours. Proctoring times cannot be extended to allow for exam completion.

For access to the Proctor Request Form and the Proctoring Schedule, click on the applicable link provided under QUICK LINKS.

Exam Exceptions

Proctoring outside of the normal schedule will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Request for proctoring services must be requested 48 hours in advance, a valid reason must be provided, and the exam should be, at a minimum, 2 hours in duration.

Non-WSU students should first seek permission from their instructor or school to test during the scheduled proctoring hours. If approved, the school/instructor must notify the Proctoring Center.

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Andrea SteinshouerProgram Coordinator, Exam Proctoring CenterLibrary(CIC 101M)509-372-7191
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Melissa AmaroExam ProctorLibrary509-372-7191
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Kathy HarperFiscal Specialist/CashierWest 269B509-372-7498