Most courses require that you pass a supervised final exam in order to receive credit for the course. You will receive details about your course exam when you enroll. If a supervised exam is required, it must be supervised at an accredited college, university, community college, or technical college. Persons serving in the military may have their exams supervised by an education officer on their base or ship. Other students not having access to a postsecondary institution should contact Credit Programs for Part-time Students for assistance in locating an approved site. Most sites charge a small fee.
Your course materials will include an Exam Request Form. You may submit this form by mail or fax. You will be asked to sign a pledge when you take your examination certifying that you have neither given nor received aid while taking the exam. You must take the examination at the scheduled time or contact the examination supervisor if you need to reschedule the examination.
Please do not arrive to take the exam unless you have received confirmation in advance. You will need to present a picture ID (such as a driver's license) when you take your exam.
If you live near Chapel Hill, you can arrange to take your exam at the Friday Center. The fee for supervising an exam at the Friday Center for a course offered through the Friday Center is $15 ; the fee for supervising an exam at the Friday Center for a course offered by a different school is $40. Exams to be taken at the Friday Center should be scheduled at least one week prior to the exam date; requests for exams to be taken elsewhere should arrive at our office at least two weeks prior to the exam date.
Visit UNC Online Academic Services to search for an exam proctor. If you encounter difficulties in locating an acceptable exam center or supervisor in your area, contact Self-paced Courses for assistance.
If you take a course that requires a proctored exam, please be aware that you may be charged a fee for proctoring your exam by the site where you arrange to take the exam. The use of proctored examinations is one method UNC uses to verify that the students who get credit for a course are the ones who took the course.