Students can take off-site proctored placement tests using the service, ProctorU. In order to test from home, or anywhere else you're comfortable, you'll need to
have a stable internet connection, a web-cam, and a secure, distraction-free environment. A
secure, distraction-free environment is one with no other people or prohibited testing
For more information about the service, please reference the FAQ's below.
ProctorU is an online service that can monitor your computer-based testing at home,
or another comfortable location while assuring Harper College the highest level of
test security is being provided.
|Will my scores "count" if I use ProcotorU?|
Yes, as long you follow the directions and guidelines of the professional proctors
at ProctorU, your scores would count for course placement.
|Will I have to pay anything to use ProctorU?|
No, as long as you're scheduling your test at least 72 hours in advance. If you plan
to test sooner than that, then you will be charged a late registration fee.
|Will I have to schedule a time in advance to take a test with ProctorU?|
Yes, you should schedule a time at least 72 hours prior to when you would like to
|Do I have to test during Harper's regular business hours?|
ProctorU offers incredible flexibility with 24/7 proctoring. Any time that ProctorU
has available, feel free to choose that as your test time.
|How do I schedule and eventually take a test with ProctorU? |
At a high-level, you need to...
1. Create an account with ProctorU
2. Schedule a date and time to test
3. Login to ProctorU to connect with a proctor and take your test.
More detailed step-by-step directions can be found here.
|Is the math placement test available online?|
Yes, you'll find the ALEKS Math Placement test in your MyHarper Student Portal by
clicking on the "REGISTRATION AND RECORDS" icon.
|Is the English placement test available online?|
Yes, you'll find the English Placement test in your MyHarper Student Portal by clicking on the "REGISTRATION AND
RECORDS" icon. After that, you'll find a link for the English Placement Test in the
"Testing Center" section of the page.
|What type of computer equipment will I need in order to test with ProctorU?|
At a basic level, you'll need a desktop or laptop computer with a stable internet
connection and a webcam. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari are the compatible
Tablets of any kind are not compatible with ProctorU.
More specific requirements can be found here.
|How do I test my computer equipment to assure I can utilize the ProctorU services? |
You can run a check by following the directions found here.
Other troubleshooting questions can be answered here.