Proctored exams

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When it is time to take an exam for your course, you will need to arrange for test proctoring, which means that your test will be supervised via a remote proctoring system. You also may be able to discuss an alternative assessment for your exam. Either way, our instructors will work with you to find the best solution.

For assistance with proctored exams, email (Mizzou, UMKC, UMSL students) or (Missouri S&T students).


SmarterProctoring is an advanced solution for online test security, remote, automated & live test proctoring, and for scheduling face-to-face proctoring. Depending on the options your instructor chooses, you may be able to take a test using automated proctoring (at no fee), schedule a face-to-face proctoring session with your instructor or TAs (at no fee), schedule a live, online proctoring session (for a fee), or with a campus testing center or other authorized proctors (usually for a fee). 

Some assessments in your online course might require the use of the SmarterProctoring Platform. SmarterProctoring is a remote proctoring system that uses advanced machine learning and facial detection technology to ensure test integrity.

The program is optimized to protect your security and privacy while providing a proctored environment to replace classroom testing.

Learn more about SmarterProctoring

Alternative assessment

If your instructor has chosen to administer a proctored exam using SmarterProctoring, Examity or ProctorU, and you lack a stable and strong internet connection, a webcam and microphone, you need to contact your instructor about an alternative assessment. The alternative assessment format will be up to your instructor, who will provide you with a take-home exam, a paper or another assignment.

Self-paced exams (Mizzou students only)

Accommodations for exams

If disability-related accommodations are necessary (for example, a note taker, extended time on exams, captioning), please register with the Mizzou Disability Center and send a copy of your Memo of Accommodation to your instructor with sufficient notice prior to your first exam.