There are three options if a proctor is required for your online education class: Use Honorlock online, find a proctor in your area, or come to our Starkville campus to test.
- Mississippi State University has adopted Honorlock as the official online proctoring solution. Honorlock meets the requirements of both the university and SACS-COC as a method for maintaining academic integrity and ensuring that registered students are not allowing others to take their exams. Resources for faculty and students were created by Honorlock and the Center for Distance Education to assist in the use and implementation of Honorlock within online courses. For questions, contact Tracy Craven at email@example.com
- If you are required to find a proctor, please read the information below and fill out the Proctor Request form and email or fax to the Center for Distance Education.
- Online Education students’ testing at the Center for Distance Education in Memorial Hall are required to submit a Proctor Request form and also contact Gail Miller to set up a time for testing. See form for details. Failure to make an appointment may result in missing test deadlines. *Appointments in the Testing Center are limited due to Covid-19.
Students must submit the Proctor Request form to the Center for Distance Education for approval at least two weeks prior to the exam date or as otherwise stated on your syllabus. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to contact the proctor for testing. Proctors cannot be related to the student in any way. Students enrolled in distance education courses may be required to take their examinations with a proctor.
Students are required to fill out one form for each class that requires a proctor. If the student is using the same proctor for all tests then only one form is needed. If a student changes proctors during the duration of the class, then an additional proctor form is required. Failure to fax or email this completed form within a timely manner will result in an exam or online passcode not being sent to the proctor.
Student must submit the Proctor Request form to the Center for Distance Education for approval at least two weeks prior to the exam date or as otherwise stated on your syllabus.
All proctors must fit the guidelines of this form and provide a professional email account and physical work address to verify his/her title. If a proctor opts to charge a proctoring fee, the fee is the responsibility of the student, not MSU. If the proctor is unable to fulfill the required duties, it is his/her responsibility to notify both the student and the Center for Distance Education immediately. Then it is the student's responsibility to find another qualified proctor in their location. If the student cannot find a proctor to fit the guidelines then contact Gail Miller (662.325.2677) at the Center for Distance Education.
Who Cannot Be A Proctor?
- Relative, girl/boyfriend or spouse
- Friend or Peer
- Student or Grad Student
Who Can Be A Proctor?
The proctor must hold one of the following occupational titles:
- Public or Certified Librarian
- School Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal
- Local college/professional testing center staff or testing administrator
- Professional learning/tutoring center
- Embassy education officer, military base/station education officer
- Overseas (Military) Non Commissioned Officer in Charge or Officer in Charge
Examinations or online pass codes will be delivered to the approved proctor with appropriate instructions for supervising the exam at least 3 to 5 days before the exam opens, ONLY if proctor form received in a timely manner. Proctors must be approved by the Center for Distance Education and the individual faculty member. Online pass codes will be emailed to official business email addresses only. You must present a photo ID to the proctor for verification upon taking exams.
You are required to fill out one form for each class that requires a proctor. Only one form per class is needed unless new proctor is needed.
Failure to submit the completed form within a timely manner may compromise the Instructors exam deadlines.
Falsification of this document or proctor information will result in Academic Discipline.