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Proctoring Services

Need a proctor for a test?


Northern's Office of Student Affairs can proctor (supervise) your exam if you're enrolled at a S.D. Board of Regents (BOR) school. 
Proctoring at Northern is available Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays
Contact Student Affairs at least 3 days in advance to arrange for testing.
How to initiate proctored testing


  • Get a proctor form from the institution from which you're taking the course.



NSU Proctoring Form



  • Complete the student section of the proctor form. If you are requesting a proctor other than those listed for SDBOR schools, you must also fill out the proctor section.


  • Bring or send the form to:


Office of Student Affairs

Student Center 222

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


We'll complete the form, then return it to you so you can send it to the offering school.


Once Northern has been approved as a proctor site, we'll receive testing information from the offering institution. Then, you must schedule your proctored test.


How to schedule proctored testing


  • Contact Student Affairs at least 3 days before the time you'd like to take the exam. To set and confirm the test date, call Student Affairs at 626-2530 or email your proctor. Allow at least 3 days' advance notice (not including weekends) when making your appointment. Proctoring is available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


  • Bring a photo ID to your test.


  • Make sure you know what you are allowed to use during the exam, such as calculator, notes, etc. We'll provide scratch paper and a testing room equipped with surveillance cameras.
  • Arrive for your appointment on time and be prepared to take your exam at the scheduled time. Late arrivals may result in rescheduling the exam. 

Proctors will enforce any time limits or test specifications provided by the instructor.


Student Affairs reserves the right to discontinue proctoring service for any student.



Proctor needed outside of NSU/Aberdeen


If you're attending an SDBOR school and taking a course from Northern that requires a proctor, please visit the appropriate site below: 


BHSU: Testing Services 


CUC - Pierre: Testing


DSU: Extended Programs Office


SDSU: Academic Evaluation and Assessment


SDSMT Exams and Testing


USD: Testing Center


University Center: Testing and Resource Center