Online Proctored Testing (Exams)

What Is A Proctored Exam?

Some courses require students to take proctored exams. A proctored exam is supervised either at an in-person testing center or by an online proctor.

Lone Star College Testing Centers provide a variety of testing services to students, including but not limited to Placement Exams, Make-up Exams/LSC-Online Exams, Correspondence Exams, Challenge Exams, Foreign Language Exams, and Exams for students approved for ADA Accommodations.

Physical Proctoring Options

Many online and hybrid courses require proctored exams and these exams can be taken at any Lone Star College Testing Center or using a remote service approved by the instructor (see remote options below). Prior arrangements with the instructor should be made to ensure the exam materials and requirements are sent prior to students' arrival.

Proctored Exam Requirements:

  • Photo ID (Driver's License, school ID, etc.)
  • Instructor's name
  • Course name

Remote Options

  • Respondus LockDown Browser
    Respondus LockDown Browser is software students can download that controls the computer during a test, preventing the student from accessing other software, files, or the internet.
  • ProctorU
    ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows students to schedule exam sessions with a live proctor who will monitor the entire testing session.  (There is a fee assessed on a per use basis.) Contact your instructor for availability.
  • SmarterProctoring:
    SmarterProctoring is an online proctoring service that allows students to schedule exam sessions with a live proctor who will monitor the entire testing session. (There is a fee assessed on a per use basis.) Contact your instructor for availability.
  • See Proctoring Options for Online Quizzes for comparison and fees.

Other Resources:

Please visit the Testing Centers page for the most current testing locations and hours.

Proctoring Locations Throughout the United States and Canada

The link below provides a list of proctoring locations throughout the United States and Canada. There may be fees associated with proctored assessments outside Lone Star College.