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, at an alternative testing center site, or using a remote service approved by the instructor.


Not Available During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Lone Star College has Testing Centers at each of the main campuses and several of the campus centers. In order for you to take a test at one of the LSC Testing Centers, your instructor must provide the exam materials and the requirements for the exam to the testing center staff. 

Proctored Exam Requirements:

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

The Testing Center page will have the most current testing locations and hours. You can also see the Student Testing Guidelines for further information.


If you are not able to visit an LSC Testing Center, you may take an exam at an approved location listed by the National College Testing Association. This is a list of proctoring locations throughout the United States and Canada. Should you wish to use one of those site, you will need to provide your instructor with a Proctor Agreement Form for Alternative Testing Sites and Proctors. Prior arrangements with the instructor should be made to ensure the exam materials and requirements are sent prior to students' arrival.

There may be fees associated with proctored assessments that are not at LSC testing centers.

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.
  • SmarterProctoring:
    SmarterProctoring is an online proctoring service that allows students to schedule exam sessions that record the student for the entire exam session. Through the Spring 2020 semester there will be no cost to the student for this service. Contact your instructor for availability.

  • 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.
  • See Proctoring Options for Online Quizzes for comparison and fees.