Students referred by the Disabled Student Programs and Services department for testing with extended time.
Students with a critical need who have their instructor’s authorization to take a make-up exam. Make up exams are not guaranteed, but a courtesy service provided to faculty if space and time allow. Please note: Makeup-Exams are not available during finals week!
Students taking courses from another institution that need to take proctored exams. This service is provided as space and time permits.
The APC does not currently proctor exams for classes meeting on-ground (except as noted in #2 and #3 above), or exams that involve the use of specialized computer programs, oral components or lab activities.
A Student Satisfaction Survey is now available to all students using the Academic Proctoring Center. Please take a moment to complete this survey and help us learn how we can continue improving the service we offer at the Academic Proctoring Center! The survey will be active until December 31st. Simply click on the link below. Thank you for your time!
All testing materials are collected at the posted closing time of the Academic Proctoring Center, regardless of whether the student has completed the exam. When using the services provided by the Academic Proctoring Center, students will be responsible for reading and abiding by the following policies:
MiraCosta College supports a harmonious, safe and productive learning environment. Being respectful towards fellow students, staff and property is expected. Any violation of the Student Code of Conduct including but not limited to; disruptive behavior, cheating and dishonesty, will result in an incident report being filed followed by student disciplinary action.
Students are required to schedule an appointment to take an exam.
Only students who make an appointment are guaranteed a space or time to take an exam.
If a student is late for an appointment, the seat becomes available to another student after 15 minutes.
The instructor will be notified whenever a student does not show up for a scheduled appointment.
A student who misses an appointment is not guaranteed another appointment for the same test. This will depend on appointment availability and the policy of the instructor regarding a missed exam time.
APC Use Policies
Make an appointment to use the Center and arrive on time. An appointment time should be chosen that allows for the exam’s full time limit. (All outstanding test materials are collected at the Center’s posted closing time.)
Provide acceptable photo identification (MiraCosta College Student ID card, California Driver’s License or California State ID card, High school ID card from a San Diego county high school, High school yearbook with an individual photo of student and student’s full name, ID card from another community college or post-secondary institution, Military ID card, Passport). The APC staff will hold on to ID while student is testing.
Turn off cell phones and other electronic devices, and place all personal belongings in a designated area.
Arrange childcare off-campus when using the APC.
Be courteous to staff and other students.
Abide by test instructions on the test transmittal form submitted by their instructor.
Use Only APC provided and instructor approved materials (e.g., calculators, pencils, erasers, scratch paper, ruler). All materials, including student notes allowed on open note exams will be collected and returned to the instructor. Leaving the building with any materials will be considered academic dishonesty and may result in the nullification of the test and a written report being sent to the instructor and the Dean of Admissions and Student Support.
When taking an exam on blackboard; if you are accessing any websites, documents or other resources outside the exam window, you will be dismissed and a written incident report will be sent to your instructor.
The APC is to be used for test purposes only. No preparation or studying in the APC is allowed.
If you are turning in a takehome portion or homework for your instructor, please make sure this material is ready to be turned in at the time of your appointment.
Cheating, other academic dishonesty, or other violations of rules and regulations will be subject to student disciplinary action as stated in the current MiraCosta College catalog. Student must abode