Proctoring Services

M State's academic support team offers proctoring services for tests in online courses. Please carefully read the information below before scheduling your proctoring session. Proctoring sessions are available in the library on each M State campus.

Student responsibilities

Before the exam

  • Please select the campus, date and time that best accommodates your schedule at Proctored Exams
    • Exams must be scheduled. Exams will not be proctored on a drop-in basis.
    • Exams will be proctored during designated testing times and must be completed within the established time limit.
    • If you are not able to make the scheduled exam, contact the library as soon as possible to reschedule.
  • Academic specialists cannot constantly observe students during exams. Before scheduling a proctoring session, verify that your test does not require that you be continuously monitored.
  • Students must work with instructors to ensure that the exam and/or login instructions arrive at the library before the scheduled exam time.
  • Software installation on library computers is not allowed. If special software is required to complete the exam, students must use their own laptop.

At the exam

  • Students must provide a valid photo ID.
  • Students are responsible for knowing how to navigate to their online exams.

Academic specialist (proctor) and library responsibilities

Before the exam

  • The academic specialist will sign a completed proctoring agreement form if asked. The student is responsible for completing the form before requesting a signature.

At the exam

  • Campus libraries testing rooms allow multiple students to test at once. During busy test times, the library may utilize study rooms.
  • The academic specialist will check the student’s identification and issue the exam by providing a paper exam or logging in with a password.
  • The academic specialist will periodically observe the student as time allows and return the completed exam if necessary.

Student reminders

  • Library hours are available at Libraries and may vary due to holidays, bad weather, staffing or absence.
  • Academic specialists may refuse to proctor an exam that requires more time or attention than they are able to accommodate.
  • The academic specialist is not responsible for institution or library website, email or internet access malfunctions.
  • In the event of a drill, the student will comply with the drill and resume testing when the drill has ended.
  • The academic specialist does not keep copies of completed exams.

Proctor contact information

Detroit Lakes:
900 Hwy 34 East Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501

Fergus Falls:
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, Minn. 56537

1900 28th Ave S Moorhead, Minn. 56560

405 Colfax Ave SW Wadena, Minn. 56482

Visit Libraries for:

  • Academic specialist contact information for each campus
  • Campus-specific library hours
  • Other information you might need for your proctoring form