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off-campus proctoring

GCSC Distance Learning STUDENTS TESTING Off-Campus

If you are a GCSC Distance Learning Student who is needing to take your examinations outside of  either Bay, Gulf, or Franklin County, you may take your tests at a Non-Gulf Coast State College location. You must arrange for Off-Campus Proctoring well in advance of your testing date. You must first locate an acceptable off-campus proctor, and you must coordinate your Off-Campus examination with the GCSC Testing Center and your Instructor.
Students will need to fill out the Off-Campus Proctored Exam Request form below.


Who is an acceptable off-campus proctor?

An acceptable off-campus proctor is a responsible individual who

  • is not a relative, spouse/partner, friend, neighbor, coach, co-worker/business associate, direct supervisor or resident in your household
  • has a work email address that ends in .gov, .mil, .org or .edu
  • has access to a computer at the exam location (if your exams are online) and has the ability to digital scan and return all testing materials.

Examples of acceptable proctors include:

  • a faculty member or an educational administrator at a regionally accredited college or university
  • a state-certified elementary or high school superintendent, principal, teacher, counselor, or school librarian
  • an active member of the clergy
  • for students in the military: any commissioned or non-commissioned officer of higher rank than the student; an education services officer or testing personnel at a military education center; a base clergy member; or a base librarian
  • professional testing centers ( Note: The following resource may be useful in helping you locate a professional testing center: NCTA ).

Exams must be proctored at the proctor's work location and cannot be proctored at a private residence or business.

What do I do after I locate an acceptable proctor?

Once you have found an acceptable off-campus proctor, fill out and submit the Off-Campus Proctored Exam Request form. We will then send a Off-Campus Proctored Agreement form to your selected proctor and we will notify you via email when the proctor is approved or if there are any issues with the proctor you've selected. If your proctor does not fill out and return the Off-Campus Proctor Agreement form to the Testing Center, it can jeopardize your ability to test. Therefore, it is your responsibility for your selected proctor to fill out and communicate with the Testing Center in a timely fashion, not the Testing Center.

Do I need to submit an off campus proctor request form each time I take an exam off-campus?

No. You need to submit the Off-Campus Proctored Exam Request form only once during each semester unless you must change your off-campus proctor. Note: You will need to submit a new off-campus proctor request form each semester even if your off-campus proctor does not change from semester to semester.

Is there an off-campus proctoring fee?

Non-Gulf Coast State College proctors may charge a proctoring fee which is not reimbursed by Gulf Coast State College or the Testing Center. Please contact your selected off-campus proctor for information about possible fees.



Jan Volpi, Coordinator of Testing: 850-769-1551 ext. 3594

Jody Walton, Testing Assistant: or 850-769-1551 ext. 5807

Lisa Burson, Testing Assistant: or 850-769-1551 ext. 3533

Gulf/Franklin Testing Center

Pat Strayer, Sr. Administrative Assistant for Gulf-Franklin Campus 

850 769-1551 ext. 5502 

Gulf/Franklin Center Website

Tyndall Air Force Base Education Center

Gretta Preston, Coordinator

850 769-1551 ext. 2910

Tyndall Air Force Base Education Center Website