Testing Center

Test Proctoring Services

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The SCC Testing Center is pleased to offer test proctoring for surrounding county students who are taking distance education and/or online classes. Online classes often require students to take exams which are administered in person by an approved proctor.

Information about this service is listed below.  If you have additional questions, please contact Jay Sain at j_sain[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu or 828.339.4332 for the Jackson Campus Testing Center or Fairley Pollock at fpollock[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu or 828.306.7017 for the Macon Campus Testing Center. 

How can I request and schedule a test proctor?
Please contact either the Jackson or Macon Campus Testing Center.  A proctored testing appointment must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Ability to schedule proctored tests is determined by the availability of testing center staff. Student is responsible to ensure testing materials must arrive no later than 48 hours before the scheduled test. Payment for proctoring must be made prior to the testing date. A receipt must be provided to the proctor at the time of testing. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.  
 
What hours will proctored testing be available?
Testing hours are listed below and are based on staff availability:
 

Days of the Week Jackson Testing Center Operating Hours Macon Testing Center Operating Hours
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (times vary)
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (times vary)
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (times vary)
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (times vary)
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Limited Availability
Saturday/Sunday Closed Closed

 

Who can have a test proctored? 
Proctored testing is available for students not enrolled at SCC.  Some students may be dual enrolled students meaning they are taking courses at SCC and another institution.  We can proctor the tests for non-SCC courses. 

What tests can you administer?
We will give tests in almost any format as per the requirements of the test. We can provide the proctor service for paper/pencil test, computer-based testing and web-based tests.

How much is charged for the proctoring service?
For non-SCC students the cost is $25 per test.  For alumni and former SCC students the cost is $10 per test.  These fees are payable by credit, cash, check or money order to the Cashier’s Office / SCC Business Office located in the Balsam Building on the Jackson Campus or the Groves Center on the Macon Campus.

What if the student does not show up for a test reservation?
No testing charges will be refunded, once a reservation is confirmed with payment. A student can only reschedule a test one time for no additional fee and if he/she does not take a test, the testing fee is forfeited.

What are the guidelines for test proctoring at SCC? 
Students taking a test proctored by SCC must: present valid photo identification and must provide any allowable equipment and materials required for the test. A proctor will monitor the student at all times.  All testing guidelines provided to the testing proctor by the requesting institution will be followed.