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The test proctoring policy of the Berntsen Library.

Test Proctoring Policy

Test Proctoring

Berntsen Library

University of Northwestern -- St. Paul

June 2011; Updated August 2013


The Berntsen Library offers test proctoring services on a space-available basis to:

1.  current Northwestern students, for enrolled coursework at other institutions (no fee)

2.  Northwestern alumni, for courses taught at academic college or university level (no fee)

3.  the general public, for courses taught at academic college or university level ($25 per exam. Payment made in cash or check.)


Library staff is available to proctor on a limited basis.  Please call to determine availability and to schedule a time. 

To schedule a proctored exam, call Jessica at (651) 631-5298, or email

Students must make an appointment at least one week prior to testing.


The student is responsible for verifying that library facilities meet their institution’s requirements before having the test sent.

Students should call prior to the testing date to ensure the library has received the exam.

A valid picture I.D. is required at the time of the test, and the student must provide all needed supplies.

Postage, photocopy, and any other costs associated with the test are the responsibility of the student.

The library will not retain a copy of the test.

Library staff proctors cannot monitor a student continuously during the exam but will check on the student periodically.

The library cannot guarantee a completely quiet and/or private environment.

The library cannot accommodate tests that require special equipment or software and reserves the right to refuse proctoring service if testing requirements exceed staff or facility capabilities.