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Proctored exams

COVID-19 impacts

Due to COVID-19, proctored exams aren’t available at this time.

A Proctored Exam is a test taken under the supervision of testing staff. The proctor’s function is to ensure procedural integrity and security of the exam in a secure environment. All PCC Campuses provide make-up exam proctoring for PCC students. Students and Instructors using our services must be familiar with all testing procedures.

See the proctored exam schedule for hours and locations.

Competency exams

We offer two competency exams:

  • Chemistry 151 Competency Exam: for students wishing to bypass Chemistry 151 and go straight to Chemistry 221.  Students taking this exam must still meet all the other prerequisites for taking Chemistry 221:  Writing 115, Reading 115, and Math 111, or equivalent placement. See more information about this exam.
  • Math 65 Competency Exam: designed to meet some (but not all) math graduation requirements for specific PCC programs.  Discuss this option with an Academic Advisor before coming to the testing center.

Make-up exams for PCC classes

Make-Up exams are tests that students are unable to take during the regularly scheduled time offered by the instructor.  Make-Up exams apply to both campus-based and online PCC courses.  Proctoring of exams is only offered upon approval of the instructor and within the guidelines provided here.

Because testing centers have limited seating, make-up exams are only for the few students that an instructor can’t proctor on their own.  This service shouldn’t be used as a location for re-taking exams. Instructors are limited to four students per test session.

Proctored exams for other institutions

Currently, we do not offer proctoring services for other institutions. If you have set up a prior arrangement with a testing center, please contact them directly for the status of your arrangement.