General Proctoring Information

The Office of Online Learning’s Proctoring service IS NOT a walk-in service.  Appointments are not taken via telephone and an application must be submitted.  The Office of Online Learning IS NOT THE SAME as the Testing Center. We do not administer any of the National Exams. i.e. the PRAXIS, GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, etc. Please call the Testing Center at 601-266-6123 for these exams.  GED exams are given at the Community Colleges.

Students who take a proctored exam must provide a form of photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include a valid state-issued driver’s license, government-issued photo identification, or a Southern Miss identification card. More information about purchasing a Southern Miss identification card is available at usm.edu/image-center/student-id-card.

All proctoring fees must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Payments can be made by debit / credit card only. Southern Miss Students will no longer be able to charge the proctoring fees to their student account.

For questions concerning The University of Southern Mississippi online class proctored exams, please contact the Office of Online Learning on the Hattiesburg campus.  Even though there is a proctoring specialist located on the Gulf Park campus, all exam instructions and passwords are sent to the Office of Online Learning proctor on the Hattiesburg campus.  Please contact Vanessa McCullum in Hattiesburg at 601-266-5598 or e-mail at vanessa.mccullum@usm.edu.

STUDENTS:

It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”. K12 EMPLOYEES / TEACHERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS AN APPROVED PROCTOR.  BEGINNING THIS “FALL 2016″ALL PROCTORS WILL BE SENT A VERIFICATION FORM FROM OUR OFFICE AND WILL NEED TO BE RETURNED TO OUR OFFICE BEFORE THEY ARE APPROVED. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTACT YOUR PROCTOR FOR AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO LISTING THEM ON YOUR APPLICATION.

Please use the proctoring applications to submit dates and times you wish to schedule your exam(s). If you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed.  PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION.  It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”.

Need Help?

Get in touch with our Staff

Vanessa McCullum
Manager of Operations
Hattiesburg Campus
vanessa.mccullum@usm.edu
Brenika Owens
Gulf Coast Libraries Testing Services Coordinator
Brenika.Owens@usm.edu

Testing Information

Hattiesburg Campus

IF YOU DO NOT RESIDE ON CAMPUS, PLEASE OBTAIN A VISITORS PASS FOR PARKING.
Contact Information:

International Center, room 301
118 College Drive, Box 9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-9649
Phone: 601.266.5518
Fax: 601.266.4560
E-mail: vanessa.mccullum@usm.edu

 

Hours appointments are taken:

M, Tu, W, F – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thurs – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(Allowing 1 1/2 hours to complete exam)

Saturday / Sunday – CLOSED

Gulf Park Campus

IF YOU DO NOT RESIDE ON CAMPUS, PLEASE OBTAIN A VISITORS PASS FOR PARKING.

Contact Information:

Gulf Coast Library, Room 210
730 East Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone: 228.214.3459

Fax: 228.214.5417
E-mail: Brenika.Owens@usm.edu

 

Hours appointments are taken:

Mon-Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00

Choose a Testing Center

Hattiesburg Campus

If you are a University of Southern Mississippi student and you would like to have an exam proctored on the Hattiesburg campus, please complete this form: (except for USM Staff or Faculty members – please use 2nd link if you are USM Staff or Faculty)

PLEASE NOTE: PERSONAL LAPTOPS / TABLETS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE USED FOR TESTING IN OUR OFFICE.  Photo ID is required to take an exam. If you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. The fee is $10 per exam. IF YOU LIST THREE (3) EXAMS, YOUR TOTAL WILL BE $30.  NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed. 

PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN ONE EXAM ON AN APPLICATION, YOUR RECEIPT WILL REFLECT THE FIRST EXAM LISTED. It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”.

Please note that when you submit your application, you receive and automated receipt. THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL.

If you are a NON-USM student and you would like to have an exam proctored on the Hattiesburg campus, please complete this form: PLEASE NOTE: PERSONAL LAPTOPS / TABLETS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE USED FOR TESTING IN OUR OFFICE. Photo ID is required to take an exam. If you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. The fee is $20 per exam. IF YOU LIST THREE (3) EXAMS, YOUR TOTAL WILL BE $60.  NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed. 

PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN ONE EXAM ON AN APPLICATION, YOUR RECEIPT WILL REFLECT THE FIRST EXAM LISTED. It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”. FOR THE MAILING OF PAPER EXAMS, PLEASE HAVE YOUR INSTRUCTOR TO USE THE FOLLOWING, ADDRESSED AS: University of Southern MS, Office of Online Learning, ATTN: Vanessa McCullum,  118 College Drive, #9649, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 as not to be confused with the Testing Center.

Please note that when you submit your application, you receive and automated receipt. THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL.

Gulf Park Campus

If you are a University of Southern Mississippi student and you would like to have an exam proctored on the Gulf Park campus, please complete this form: If you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. The fee is $10 per exam. IF YOU LIST THREE (3) EXAMS, YOUR TOTAL WILL BE $30.  NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed. 

PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN ONE EXAM ON AN APPLICATION, YOUR RECEIPT WILL REFLECT THE FIRST EXAM LISTED. It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”.

Please note that when you submit your application, you receive and automated receipt. THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL.

If you are a Non-USM student and you would like to have an exam proctored on the Gulf Park campus, please complete this form: If you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. The fee is $20 per exam. IF YOU LIST THREE (3) EXAMS, YOUR TOTAL WILL BE $60.  NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed. 

PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN ONE EXAM ON AN APPLICATION, YOUR RECEIPT WILL REFLECT THE FIRST EXAM LISTED. It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”.

Please note that when you submit your application, you receive and automated receipt. THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL.

Non-Southern Miss Site

If you are a University of Southern Mississippi student and you are unable to proctor on either the Hattiesburg campus or Gulf Park campus, please complete this form: If you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. The fee is $10 per exam. IF YOU LIST THREE (3) EXAMS, YOUR TOTAL WILL BE $30.  NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed. 

PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN ONE EXAM ON AN APPLICATION, YOUR RECEIPT WILL REFLECT THE FIRST EXAM LISTED. It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”. You may locate the nearest community college, college, or university. Make a contact with a testing office on the campus/facility and request that they proctor the exam.  Another possibility when colleges or universities may not be available is to contact the local superintendent of education’s office, a public library, or an educational testing/tutoring facility. REMEMBER: Supervisors, co-workers, family members, relatives (close or distant), and personal friends may not serve as a proctor.

**When listing the proctors information, please list their full name (first and last name), job title, WORK telephone number, and WORK e-mail address.

Please note that when you submit your application, you receive and automated receipt. THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL.

  • Application for Proctoring – USM Student – Non-USM Testing Site
    • This includes students living out of town, out of state, and out of the country. You, the student, is responsible for locating a proctor. Please contact proctor before filling out the application. Proctoring location must meet the criteria stated in the Student Responsibilities – Primary Responsibility section.

MSVCC Course

If you are NOT a USM student and you are taking an MSVCC course and you want to have your exam proctored on the Hattiesburg Campus, please fill out this form: PLEASE NOTE: You must still submit your application 3-working days prior to the date you wish to take your exam.  If not, please be prepared to pay the $30 late fee. f you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed.  PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION.  It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”.

Please note that when you submit your application, you receive and automated receipt. THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL.

If you are NOT a USM student and you are taking an MSVCC course and you want to have your exam proctored on the Gulf Park Campus, please fill out this form: PLEASE NOTE: You must still submit your application 3-working days prior to the date you wish to take your exam.  If not, please be prepared to pay the $30 late fee. f you wish, you may schedule up to three (3) exams per course at one time. NOTE: This does NOT mean you can choose 3 dates and times for one exam. Only one exam per chosen date and time is allowed.  PLEASE DO NOT LIST MULTIPLE COURSES ON ONE APPLICATION.  It is important that you read the “Student Responsibilities” section before you complete your “Application for Proctoring”.

Please note that when you submit your application, you receive and automated receipt. THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL.



Please Note:

If you are still unsure as to which form to use, please call 601-266-5598.