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How do I find a proctor for an online course?

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by pitbull lover, May 10, 2007.

  1. pitbull lover

    pitbull lover CSU Class of 2014 2+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Fort Collins, CO
    I am planning to take an online animal nutrition course through Purdue University and I see that I will be needing a proctor for the exams.

    I live in Long Beach, CA and the nearby public libraries, city colleges, or the university I graduated from don't offer test proctoring services. And the places that I found that offer this service are 30 miles away and cost $25-$50 per exam.

    What do I do?

    If you have taken Purdue's online animal nutrition course, what did you do?

    Also, can I maybe get an old professor from my university to do it?

    Does it have to be that complicated? :confused:
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  3. cubs11

    cubs11 2+ Year Member

    May 6, 2007
    I'm planning to take the same course, and was wondering if my campus testing center would be a proctor for the course.

    I know there are a few other universities who offer this course online, so if you can't find a proctor, maybe one of the other universities don't require one.

    On the website for this course through Purdue, they give the contact info. for the professor. I would call him and talk to him. I'm sure he has had students before in the same situation.
  4. OSJ

    OSJ Michigan State CVM 2012 5+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    I actually just called a school where I am planning on taking a course and they said any university will do it, or any learning center- like Sylvan.
  5. wivet2011

    wivet2011 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    Hey, I took that course!! Anyways, I asked my advisor if she would be willing. Worked out great.
  6. alonepear

    alonepear MissState CVM 2011 2+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    NC -> MS
    I had a similar situation last year, although my issue was local proctoring facilities were only open business hours, and of course the exams had be taken during a specific 24-hour window, and I always had to work 10-hour shifts those days!

    It turned out NCSU (where I was taking the online class) allowed any working "professional" they approved to proctor my exams, so my practice's head veterinarian was approved to do it, and I was just going to take them on my lunch breaks (ended up dropping the course though...)

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