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Proctors for Examinations

Proctors are required ONLY for a few math courses, and for the CHEM 105 pretest. Most distance learning classes do NOT require proctors.

In several Distance Learning classes, exams must be administered by a qualified proctor. For these classes, written proctor verification is required by UW-Superior to ensure the academic integrity and credibility of our programs, and to maintain accreditation.

Students Living Near UW-Superior

You have the option of scheduling exams through our office. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to make an appointment.If appropriate, you must check to make sure the instructor has sent the exam to the Distance Learning Center. Call (715) 394-8487 to schedule an appointment. While we can't guarantee proctor availability, we will always provide alternate proctoring options. After-hours proctoring may be available at a local library or at the Distance Learning Center.

Obtaining an Approved Proctor

If you are not able to take your examination at UW-Superior, you need to arrange to have your exam administered by an approved proctor. You are responsible for arranging the proctor, who must meet UW-Superior standards. Qualified proctors may NOT be personal friends or relatives, and must be one of the following:

  • A full-time member of the teaching faculty or an educational administrator at any regionally accredited institution of higher education. Submit a photocopy of the front cover of the institution's directory or catalog and the page that lists the proctor's name and title.

  • A full-time, state-certified elementary or high school teacher, or school librarian. Submit a letter on official letterhead from the person's principal or superintendent verifying his or her position. A photocopy of a teacher's certification is not sufficient.

  • Any educational administrator who holds a position similar to high school superintendent, supervising principal, principal, or Intermediate Unit administrator (whose name appears in the institution's directory or catalog). Submit a page from the directory or catalog showing the proctor's title as well as the institution's name. Important: A currently employed teacher may not request a fellow teacher as proctor. A superintendent or principal from the same school district is acceptable.

  • A public librarian who holds a library science degree. Submit a letter written by this person's supervisor on official letterhead of the library system in which he/she is employed. The letter must include verification of the proctor's employment, highest degree earned, and job title.

  • For personnel of the armed forces: any commissioned officer of higher rank than the student; a base commander; a noncommissioned officer in command of a military post; an education officer; or a base librarian. Submit a letter on official letterhead from the base commander (or an authorized representative) verifying the proctor's position. 
  • Testing Center or Student Services Office at an accredited college or university.

Proctor Approval Form

The Proctor Approval Form can be accessed online, completed, and printed by your selected proctor.  Your proctor must return the form by mail or fax to the Distance Learning Center, along with required verification.  The completed form and verification must be approved by the Distance Learning Center for approval before exams will be sent. Proctor forms are good for three terms.

Procedures for Ordering Exams

Several options are available to you for ordering exams.  Ordering may be completed:

  • Via e-mail -  dlc@uwsuper.edu.
  • By telephone - (715) 394-8487.
  • By postal mail - Distance Learning Center, E 105, UW-Superior, Superior, WI 54880.

You must provide the following information when ordering an exam:

  • Student name and identification number (SID).  Course number / title / edition of text.
  • Test number (i.e., the 1st test, 2nd   test, mid-term exam, final exam, etc.)  - only one exam at a time  will be sent to the approved proctor 
  • Name of proctor
  • Student e-mail address (if applicable)

The exam will be sent directly to your proctor. You arrange a time to take the exam that is convenient for the proctor. You will need to provide positive photo identification (state driver's license or ID card, tribal ID card, or passport) to the proctor. When completed, the proctor must return the exam to the Distance Learning Center in the supplied, pre-paid, addressed envelope.


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