Student FAQ

Yes. It can be your Bearcat Card, a state-issued driver’s license, or your passport. 

  • For Single Session and Block exams, 1 proctor will observe no more than 10 students
  • For Light exam proctoring, 1 proctor will observe no more than 25 students
  • For Make-up exams, 1 proctor will observe no more than 10 students

If you need to reschedule an exam, please get a link from your instructor to schedule the makeup session. This link is not specific to your course, so you will need to select your course and exam. Testing Services will confirm the makeup exam with your instructor after you register.

You can take online proctored exams on any computer or laptop, excluding Chromebooks and tablets

Zoom Desktop Client

  • The browser-based client will not work for proctoring.

Google Chrome Browser

Honorlock Chrome Extension

You will receive an email 24 hours before the exam that includes the following information:

  • Exam Name
  • Exam Date/Time
  • A Zoom link to connect to the session
  • A list of items needed, including
    • Computer with camera, microphone, and speakers
    • Identification (Bearcat ID, Driver’s License, or Passport)
    • Any items allowed by faculty, such as scratch paper
  • A live proctor will check you in and be present during the entire exam
  • Exam Integrity Check
    • The proctor will verify your identity by using a picture ID (Bearcat ID, Driver’s License, or Passport)
    • The proctor will conduct a workstation scan to ensure your testing environment is free of distractions. Other students will attend the same session, so please ensure you feel comfortable with sharing a view of your testing environment.
    • The proctor may check additional materials, such as scratch paper and pencils
  • Do’s and Don’t’s during your exam session:
    • Do stay within the camera frame for the duration of exam
    • Do turn on your microphone  and leave it on for the duration of the exam
    • Do maintain your gaze on the computer screen
    • Don’t leave your secured working space
    • Don’t use a touchscreen, as these devices are not allowed
  • Browser Guard
    • Honorlock’s Browser Guard may be used at the discretion of your instructor
  • You will be asked to acknowledge that the proctoring session will be recorded
  • You will also be asked to acknowledge agree to participate in the proctoring process when you join the session
  • The proctor will watch the entire session
  • The proctor will note behavioral flags, including but not limited to
    • Looking around or scanning
    • Background noise
    • Reaching
  • The proctor may ask you to show something on camera (such as your desktop) or ask you to address distractions during your testing session.

If you have questions about your specific exam, please contact your instructor.

If you have questions about the online proctored exam process that are not addressed above, please contact UC Testing Services (