University of Delaware

Professional & Continuing Studies

UD Online – Exam Procedures

Mission Statement

The UD Online Testing Center administers online, on-campus and professional exams in a technologically-advanced and secure environment. We uphold academic integrity and support the university community by providing convenient assessment solutions for students, faculty and local residents. The UD Online Testing Center adheres to the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines.

Exam Procedures

The course syllabus will list all required assignments, including exams. Students enrolled in an online course will receive an email each semester indicating their exam location and/or testing method. If students have issues with the location chosen for them, they must contact udonline-exams@udel.edu to discuss changing their location prior to the beginning of the semester. All exams must be taken at the same location during the semester. For more about exam location assignment, see Exam Locations.

Testing Center Hours

Students taking exams in Newark, Dover and Georgetown must schedule an appointment in advance.

  • Newark—Scheduled testing Wed.-Thurs. (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); Fri. (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)—details below
  • Dover, Georgetown—Wednesday afternoons—details below
  • Engineering exams, non-Delaware students, high school studentsdetails below

Rescheduling Exams

To reschedule an exam, it is the student’s responsibility to:

  • Obtain instructor’s approval. The instructor must confirm approval by email to udonline-exams@udel.edu.
  • Contact UD Online to schedule a new exam time, 302-831-1500.

Student Identity Verification Procedures

All students’ identities are confirmed by photo ID prior to sitting for each proctored exam. Student privacy during a proctored exam at a distance is maintained through direct communication and the use of a secure testing service. UD Online staff, distance testing proctors and UD’s Academic Technology Services via the Central Authentication System (CAS) ensure the consistent application of the above student verification procedures.

Location-Specific Details are Listed Below

Graduate engineering exams must be scheduled through the Engineering Outreach Office. Contact the Engineering Outreach Office at enggoutreach@udel.edu or 302-831-8302.

All distance learning students who are not living in Delaware will take their UD Online exams via ProctorU.com. Full-time, campus-based University of Delaware students do not use ProctorU for their online exams. There are technical requirements and additional costs associated with taking a proctored exam through ProctorU. Determine your required exams:

Log in to the UD ProctorU portal.

DOVER EXAMS

  • Appointments are necessary. Exams are scheduled through the UD PCS Student Portal.
  • Bring a valid photo ID or you will not be permitted to take your exam.
  • Storage bins are provided for cell phones and small personal items.
  • Be punctual—A student’s allotted exam time will be reduced by the number of minutes the student is late.
  • Questions? Please call 302-831-1500.

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Testing policies and procedures in Dover

Please familiarize yourself with the Testing Center rules and policies before taking your exam:

 

GEORGETOWN EXAMS

Office closes at 6 p.m.

  • Appointments are necessary. Exams are scheduled through the UD PCS Student Portal.
  • Bring a valid photo ID or you will not be permitted to take your exam.
  • Storage bins are provided for cell phones and small personal items.
  • Be punctual—A student’s allotted exam time will be reduced by the number of minutes the student is late.
  • Questions? Please call 302-831-1500.

Determine your required Georgetown exams

Testing policies and procedures in Georgetown

Please familiarize yourself with the Testing Center rules and policies before taking your exam.

 

NEWARK EXAMS

  • Appointments are necessary, and you must show valid photo ID every time you come to test. Exams are scheduled through the UD PCS Student Portal.
  • All exams must be completed by closing time.
  • All pens, pencils, scrap paper and calculators as allowable by the professor are provided by the Testing Center.
  • Bring a valid photo ID or you will not be permitted to take your exam.
  • Questions? Please call 302-831-1500.

Getting There

  • UD Shuttle Bus Route (use the School Lane Apartments stop)
  • Parking
    • Free parking is available.
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    • Do not park in reserved spaces for other businesses located at 850 Library Avenue. Students who park in reserved spaces may be towed or fined.

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Student personal items: CAUTION

  • Small lockers available—Small lockers are provided for students to store personal items while they are completing exams.
  • Large items discouraged—Large laptops or bookbags cannot be accommodated, and Testing Center staff cannot hold these items.
  • No watches or fitness trackers—No watches or fitness trackers are permitted in the Testing Center.
  • No jackets or coats—No jackets, coats, scarves, bandanas, hats or sunglasses are permitted in the Testing Center.
  • Removal of suspicious items—Testing Center staff have the right to request any suspicious items (besides the ones specifically listed) be removed at any time.
  • Missing or stolen items—UD and Testing Center staff are not responsible for missing or stolen items.

Testing center policies and procedures in Newark

Please familiarize yourself with the Testing Center rules and policies before taking your exam.

High school students participating in a UD Online course should write to udonline-exams@udel.edu and indicate the high school where you will be testing. Please include your name, the course you are taking, and your phone number.

The Newark Testing Center has limited capacity to proctor exams for students taking courses at other institutions. If you are interested in this service, please contact udonline-exams@udel.edu for availability and pricing.