Proctored Exams for Internet Students
All NationsUniversity degree students must successfully complete a series of proctored examinations administered in accordance with NU policies and procedures.
Only Certified proctors can administer these comprehensive exams.
For undergraduate students, the Proctored Comprehensive Exams (PCE) will be taken upon completion of BRS 123, BRS 126, BRS 434, and BRS 444. Students who receive transfer credit for BRS 434 and BRS 444 will be exempt from the Proctored Comprehensive Exams that follow these courses.
Graduate students will be required to take two Qualifying Proctored Comprehensive Exams following completion of M 2 and M 4. The exams are required for both the M.T.S. and M.Div. A final comprehensive exam is also required of all graduate students. The M.T.S. student shall take this exam after the completion of all course work and prior to writing the Capstone Essays. The M.Div. student shall take the exam after the completion of all course work.
Students are responsible for selecting a potential proctor.
Roommates, fellow students, friends, spouse, or other family members are not candidates for proctors. A certified proctor is someone who has agreed to uphold a standard or code of ethics and has been approved by NU. Professionals who are government officials, military personnel, public, college or prison librarians, prison educational department employees, human resource personnel, guidance counselors, lawyers, teachers, and clergy will be considered.
Prospective proctors should contact the Director of Advising Gail Heiderich at email@example.com for instructions on how to apply.
Determining if student is qualified to take the CPE:
PCE-1 following BRS 123
- Student will have completed BRS 100, BRS 121, BRS 122, and BRS 123 with scores of 70 or above.
PCE-2 following BRS 126
- Student will have completed BRS 100, BRS 121, BRS 122, BRS 123, BRS 124, BRS 125(19) and BRS 126 with scores of 70 or above.
PCE-3 following BRS 434
- Student will have completed all courses shown on his Academic Plan beginning with BRS 100 and including BRS 431 and BRS 434 with scores of 70 or above.
PCE-4 following BRS 444
- Student will have completed all courses shown on his Academic Plan beginning with BRS 100 and including BRS 443 and BRS 444 with scores of 70 or above.
Graduate PCE-1 following M 2
- Student will have completed all courses shown on his Academic Plan beginning with MRS 622, M 1 and M 2 with scores of 70 or above.
Graduate PCE-2 following M 4
- Student will have completed all courses shown on his academic plan beginning with MRS 622, M 1, M 2, M 3, and M 4, with scores of 70 or above.
(Current as of August 1, 2017)
Responsibilities of the Student
- Identify a suitable proctor about one month prior to taking the first PCE.
- Provide potential proctor with information for becoming certified with NU.
- Contact your Advisor who will verify that you are qualified to take the PCE
- Arrange with the proctor a mutually agreeable date, time, and location for the PCE.
- Provide proctor with a government-issued photo ID on the day of the exam (Internet students only)
- Refrain from discussing the contents of the exam with anyone while taking the exam and after completing it.
- Make no copies of the exam at any time by printing or photocopying.
- Students who do not comply with these policies face expulsion.
Responsibilities of the Proctor
- Be sure you have read the proctor agreement on the Proctor page: How to Become a Proctor
- Your username and password will be sent to you by the Director of Advising. You will use these to login to the eLearning Site.
- Verify the identity of the student using his or her government-issued photo ID.
- Once you have logged in, click on Online Proctors at the top of the page. This will open the password page. Choose the correct password for the exam your student will take and write it down.
- LOG OUT. (You must log out of the system to proceed any further.)
- The student should now login with his username and password. The exam is located on the student´s dashboard. The student should launch the exam and click on Enroll Me, then the proctor will insert the password at the appropriate time.
- After the password is inserted, click on Start Attempt and the exam will be opened.
- After the student has completed the exam, the proctor should send an email to the Director of Advising firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that the student took the exam in the proctor’s presence and according to the regulations on the become a proctor page above.