Starting May 15 2023, ProctorU exams for UIUC courses will require use of the Guardian Secure Browser. ProctorU exams will be unavailable between 8 AM - 10 AM CDT on May 15th, 2023 in order to complete the transition to Guardian Secure Browser. Updated information for Live+ test takers is available here

Step 1: Test your equipment

  1. Check the Technical Requirements for Online Proctored Exam to make sure you have the right computer equipment.
  2. Be sure that you have created and accessed your University of Illinois Box account. Instructions can be found at: Instructions for Using Box. 
  3. Test your system’s equipment using the ProctorU System Test.

Step 2: Create Your ProctorU User Account

  1. If this is your first time scheduling an exam with ProctorU, click the Sign Up link on the University of Illinois ProctorU portal page to create a new user account and ProctorU log-in/password.
  2. Your browser will ask you to allow ProctorU to use your camera to take a snapshot of you. Note: this step can be skipped if you don’t wish to take a snapshot at this time. In that case, the proctor will upload a picture of you during your first testing session.
  3. Fill out all the other fields on the account creation page. Your Username can be any name you choose. Choose a name you will easily remember (perhaps the first part of your email address before the @ symbol).
  4. Accept the Terms of Service.
  5. Click the Create Account button to create your account.
  6. On the My Preferences page, select from the drop-downs to choose the optimal time to take your exams (e.g., weekdays, weekends, mornings, evenings, etc.) IMPORTANT: depending on the specific exam window for your course, your preferred time may or may not be available.
  7. Click the Save & Update button.

Step 3: Schedule Your Exam

  1. A minimum of 72-hours notice is required to schedule an online exam with ProctorU. All appointments should be made at least 3 days in advance, since reservations made within 72 hours of your exam are subject to an $8 late reservation fee. If you wait to reserve your appointment within 24 hours the late fee is $12.
  2. From the My Exams page, click the Schedule New Exam button to schedule your exam date and time.
  3. Fill in the institution (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), term (Self Paced Exams), and exam (NetMath: Your Course Number and Exam Number) from the dropdown menus, and click the Find Reservations button.
  4. On the Schedule Exam page, select a reservation time from the calendar at the bottom of the screen. IMPORTANT: If you do not see any reservations listed, please select the "View All" radio button next to "Filter Results" to display exam times that are outside your specified preference.
  5. Click the "BOOK IT" button next to your desired exam appointment time.
  6. Confirm your selection on the next page and click the Proceed to Cart button when you are ready to continue.
  7. In your cart, click the Proceed to Checkout button.
  8. Exams proctored through ProctorU cost $16.00 (1-hr. exam), $22.00 (90-minute exam), $30.00 (3-hr. exam). No additional fees are charged for extended testing time offered due to academic accommodations. Note: This fee structure applies to 16-week & 9-month Academic Year term courses. ProctorU exam fees for 8-week Summer Semester 2023 courses will be covered by NetMath.
  9. Enter the appropriate credit card information and click Make Payment.
  10. You will see an exam confirmation page and will receive an email message with your scheduled exam information.

Step 4: Take Your Exam

  1. At the date and time of your appointment, login to the University of Illinois ProctorU portal page
  2. After logging in, you will see a countdown to your exam time at the top of the page. Prior to your exam appointment, you may reschedule using the Reschedule button.
  3. Have your photo ID ready before connecting to a proctor. ID must be current. Acceptable forms of ID for taking a NetMath exam include your School ID, Driver's License/State ID Card, and Passport.
  4. At the appointment time, a Start button will appear next to the appointment. Click the Start button, and you will be connected to a proctor who will guide you through the rest of your proctored exam process.