Exams & Proctors


After you are enrolled in an online class, you will receive the following information regarding exams via email from your instructor or the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

  • The dates of your exams are listed in your syllabus.  View the syllabus to find the dates of your exams and how the exam will be administered (online, face to face classroom or proctored).  
  • Contact the instructor of your online class with all question concerning exams.


Some of the courses offered through the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning include examinations that must be taken under the supervision of proctors approved by our office. Examinations can be administered on campus in Urbana-Champaign, at the U of I Chicago campus, or off-campus in your local area. It is your responsibility to arrange for an approved proctor to supervise any off-campus examinations.

Selecting a proctor

Guidelines for selecting proctors are listed in your online course materials. It is your responsibility to arrange for an approved proctor to supervise any off-campus examinations. Once you have registered, you will be given instructions on how to arrange a proctor by your instructor.

Approved proctored examination locations and/or proctors include the following:

  • Online through ProctorU (available for some courses)
  • University of Illinois Testing Offices (at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago)
  • Superintendent, principal, or guidance counselor of an education service region, school, or district, either public or parochial
  • Head librarian of a major academic or public library
  • Dean, academic department head, professor, extension or correspondence administrator, registrar, or official testing service of an accredited university or college
  • Education officer (Armed Service personnel only)
  • Corporate education director
  • Proctors for high school students may be the high school principal, full-time teacher, librarian, or guidance counselor. Students living outside the United States may select a proctor whose position is equivalent to one of those listed above or an administrative official of a U.S. embassy or consulate. Proctors cannot be related to the student.


Direct all question regarding exams to your instructor. For more information contact CITL by phone at 217-33-1462 or email us