Arranging to Take the Final Exam
Choosing a Proctor
After all of your assignments have been graded and returned, you must take a final examination under the supervision of a proctor. Please read this page for instructions about how to request your exam. You should submit an exam request form two to three weeks before your intended exam date, and you should plan to take the final exam by the end date of your course. Please remember that you will no longer have access to the online classroom after your end date.
- Under no circumstances may a family member or tutor serve as a proctor, nor may the examination be sent to a home address. Special arrangements can be made for students with disabilities who cannot take the exam at an established center.
- Most proctors require a fee for administering the exam. You are responsible for paying any proctoring fees.
- Plan to take your examination within two weeks after you are notified that it has been sent to the proctor or examination center.
- Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the hour set for the examination. Remember to bring a pencil or pen, paper and any other supplies that may be mentioned in your class.
- If you are unable to keep an examination appointment, please notify UC Berkeley Extension Online and the examination center without delay.
- Proctors cannot grant requests for exceptions to examination policies. Please address such requests or any questions you may have about the examination to UC Berkeley Extension Online prior to your exam date.
- Plan your time carefully if you must meet a deadline. It can take several weeks to receive your grade report.
Students in California
Select the most convenient location from our Authorized Examination Centers
. Enter the proctor's name and other contact information into the form when requesting the exam
Students Outside California
- Select a proctoring center for your area.
- Or have your examination proctored by any one of the following within your area: a high school administrator or a college, university or institute faculty member or administrator. Enter the proctor's name and other contact information requested into the form when requesting the exam.
Students in the Armed Forces
Have your examination monitored by a chaplain or an information and education officer. Enter the proctor's name and other contact information into the form when requesting the exam
Students Outside the United States
- Search for nearby universities or testing centers to find a qualified faculty member or administrator to proctor your exam. Enter the proctor's name and other contact information into the form when requesting the exam.
- You may also have your exam monitored at a U.S. consular or embassy office.
Requesting the Exam
To identify your proctor and request the exam, submit the Online Final Exam Request Form.
Please submit the form two to three weeks before you expect to take the exam, as it may take that long to verify and send the exam to the proctor you select on the form. Your proctor must be reviewed and approved by the Online department, and your instructor must approve the release of the exam to your proctor. Once both of these approvals are received, we will send the final exam to your proctor and send you an email to confirm that the exam is on the way. After receiving this confirmation email, you should contact your selected proctor or examination center within the next week to schedule a time to take the exam. Don’t forget to inquire about any required proctoring fees.
If you have any questions regarding the Online Final Exam Request Form, please contact us:
Attn: Final Exams
UC Berkeley Extension Online
1995 University Ave., Suite 110
Berkeley, CA 94704-7000
(510) 642-4124 (phone)
(510) 643-9271 (fax)
We are located at the intersection of University Avenue and Milvia Street in downtown Berkeley, three blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. There are also several paid parking lots in the area. Our office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm Pacific time.