Distance Testing Options and Procedures
Most DE courses, including online classes, require you to take at least one proctored exam. If you live outside the Austin area or cannot travel to an ACC Testing Center, you may be able to have exams proctored at another location through the Distance Testing program. Note: Distance testing is not allowed for DLC courses.
If your class utilizes fully online exams without a paper component, you may be able to have exams proctored off-campus using ProctorU. (ProctorU is not allowed for DLC courses.) Instructor approval is required for ProctorU. Visit the ACC Online Testing ProctorU page for more detailed information.
Distance Testing Procedure
- Find an official testing facility such as a community college or university testing center, a public library, or a professional tutoring center and contact them to arrange for proctored testing.
- A map of Distance Testing proctors is available to help you find a testing facility. You are not required to use a proctor from the map; it is intended as a resource only. If you do select a site from the map, you must still contact the proctor to make testing arrangements before submitting the form. Please note that information on the map may be out of date.
- For military personnel and their spouses, check with your base’s education center for proctoring services. For personnel stationed at bases without an education center, contact an officer and request their assistance as a proctor.
- You may be able to utilize ProctorU for remote online testing. Consult with your instructor and visit the ACC Online Testing ProctorU page for more information.
- Homeschool or private tutors are not acceptable proctors. Family members or friends are also not permitted. Proctors must have a professional-only relationship with the student.
- The proctor may be required to provide a confirmation of testing services on official letterhead stationery or email from the institution’s domain if requested by Distance Education.
- Submit a Distance Testing Request Form, preferably at least one week before the course start date. If you need Distance Testing for multiple classes, you must submit a separate form for each course.
- You are responsible for keeping up with exam deadlines established in the course syllabus or by the instructor. Failure to meet deadlines because your Distance Testing Request Form was not submitted in a timely manner is not the responsibility of ACC, Distance Education, or the instructor.
- You are responsible for paying any fees that may be required by the proctor, as well as for paying postage to return the completed exams to the instructor by the deadline, if necessary.
- Failure to adhere to any of the Student Responsibilities may be grounds for denial of Distance Testing services.
Due to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy rules, students wishing to take accounting exams outside the Austin Community College district must have them proctored at a college or university. Only ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302 may be taken outside of a college or university setting.
Any questions about these distance testing procedures contact:
Chris Davis, Distance Education Assistant
Phone: (512) 223-0419