Frequently Asked Questions on Proctoring

Exams are emailed to proctors on the business day before the exam is to be administered. The proctor prints the exam and gives it to the student. Proctors time the exam, stop the student when the time runs out, and then faxes or scans and emails the exam and any supplementary notes/pages to the OAEE. Once the proctor has the OAEE’s written confirmation that the electronic materials were received, the proctor then mails the hard copy to the OAEE. Students will need to be informed if they are to provide postage for the mailing.

Please contact your professor for permission to sit with the class on exam dates. You MUST notify the OAEE if permission is obtained.

  • The OAEE proctors exams during regular business hours (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday).
  • The Distance Education Technology & Services (DETS) office proctors exams after-hours (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday-Thursday, in 2125 J.M. Patterson).

Professors provide the date range for exams to the students.  If you are taking an exam outside of the exam schedule, you must provide written permission from the professor to the OAEE, preferably one week in.

Information regarding the University of Maryland Honor pledge is here.

If you miss your scheduled exam time, your professor may give you a zero on the exam.  When you have a conflict with an exam time/date, please contact your professor as soon as possible (and copy the OAEE) for the permission to take it on another day.

The OAEE reserves the right to deny any proctor or assign proctors to students as necessary. If you have questions about an individual’s suitability, contact Brittani Berry, Program Management Specialist, at (301) 405-3017 or e-mail