Off Campus Testing

Students who live more than 60 miles away from Onondaga Community College campus can choose to complete placement testing off campus by  testing with a proctor.  Proctors are individuals that are responsible for supervising you as you take an exam.  Proctors are needed to ensure educational integrity while the student is taking the exam.  Relatives, friends or co-workers are NOT eligible to proctor exams. If you have questions about proctor requirements, email Testing Services: testingservices@sunyocc.edu.  If you require testing accommodations for a disability, you must contact the Disability Services Office prior to testing (315-498-2245).

Students can also choose to test at Onondaga’s North Site regardless of how near or far away they live.  Continue reading to learn more about your options! 

There are three ways to test with a proctor off campus:

  1. Test off campus by finding a proctor at a local educational institution.  This option is only for students who live 60miles or more from OCC.  Many colleges and universities have testing centers that provide supervision for students who need to test for other schools.  High school guidance counselors, librarians or teachers may also be willing to proctor your placement test.  There may be a fee per each exam taken . Students are responsible for all fees incurred while taking exams with a proctor off campus.
    • After you have found your proctor.  Complete and submit a proctor request form at least three business days prior to the day you want to take the placement test.  If the form submitted is illegible and/or incomplete, your request cannot be processed.
    • Be sure to check the box in the Proctor Information section that indicates you will be testing with a proctor at an educational institution.
    • After Testing Services has received your Proctor Request form, test administration instructions will be emailed to you proctor within three business days.  Should you have questions about the receipt of your proctor request form email: testingservices@sunyocc.edu.
  2. Test off campus using an online remote virtual proctor through B-Virtual.  This option is only for students who live 60miles or more from OCC.  B-Virtual charges a $25 proctoring fee for using their service and you will be required to show government issued photo ID.  In addition to this fee you will need a computer, a standard web cam, audio capabilities and a high speed internet connection.  No additional software is required prior to your test session appointment.  You must also have a tidy and undisturbed environment where you can conduct the test session.  You will not be allowed to interact with anyone except for the remote proctor during your test session.  Any interruptions may result in the termination of your exam. 
    • Complete and submit a proctor request form by filling in the Student Information Section.  Under the Proctor Information section you must check the box that indicates you will test with a virtual remote proctor.
    • After Testing Services has received your Proctor Request form, you will receive an email with details about making your appointment with your remote virtual proctor.
    • If the proctor request form submitted is illegible and/or incomplete, your request cannot be processed.  Should you have questions about the receipt of your proctor request form email: testingservices@sunyocc.edu.
  3. Testing at Onondaga’s North Site.  This option is available for any student regardless of how far away they live from the college.  Testing at the North Site will be especially convenient for students living north of Syracuse.  The North Site is located in Liverpool on Route 57 at The Shops at Seneca Mall. 
    • Complete and submit a proctor request form by filling in the Student Information Section.  Under the Proctor Information section you must check the box that indicates you will test at the North Site.
    • After Testing Services has received your Proctor Request form, you will receive an email with details about testing at the North Site.  You can then contact the North Site to choose a day and time for testing: occnorth@sunyocc.edu
    • If the proctor request form submitted is illegible and/or incomplete, your request cannot be processed.  Should you have questions about the receipt of your proctor request form email: testingservices@sunyocc.edu.