Proctored Exams

The Proctor's Role

Your proctor is responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of the exam process on behalf of Penn State. If the proctor believes that the exam process has been compromised, he or she can interrupt the exam. Whether or not the exam is stopped, the proctor will report the incident to the World Campus and will share the information with your course instructor, who will decide on the appropriate action, consistent with the University's policy on academic integrity.

Using Examity for Online Proctored Exams (For Eligible Courses)

Most Penn State World Campus courses use Examity to administer online proctored exams. Consult your course syllabus to determine if your exams will support Examity. If your course is using the online proctoring tool, follow the Examity instructions to create an account and schedule your exam sessions.

Courses That Do Not Support Examity

If your course uses proctored exams, but does not support Examity, follow these steps to secure a proctor.