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DOE Exam Services can proctor: 

  • students who are enrolled in an online course
  • students who are eligible for extended time,
  • students who are eligible for reduced distraction,
  • students who need to complete a make-up exam,
  • students who are taking a non-University of Iowa exam. 

Where and how University of Iowa students take a proctored exam is determined by the instructor of the course. Refer to the Proctored Exams Portal in the ICON course site and the course syllabus for any exam requirements and restrictions. For more details on how to use the Proctored Exams Portal, view PDF iconProctored Exams Portal Directions for Students.

Proctoring Options: 

IC Test Center

Iowa City Test Center

The Iowa City Test Center provides face-to-face proctoring for online exams and paper-based exams.

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Proctorio On-Demand Proctoring

Proctorio is an on-demand remote proctoring service which allows students to take ICON-based exams at home.

Paper-based Exam

Off-Campus Paper Exams

Arrange to complete paper exams with a proctor in your area when taking courses from a distance.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Please contact your instructor for written permission to schedule your makeup exam, then forward the permission to doe-exams@uiowa.edu. Please see Make-Up Exams for details.

Students can complete exams at the test center for courses that meet on-campus. Instructors must schedule the student. Click on this link to schedule a student: Proctored Exam Request.

See Other Proctoring Services for more details.

Please call 319-384-4800 or email doe-exams@uiowa.edu. Exam Services will do their best to find a seat for you but availability may be limited the day of the exam.

Exam Services will need your

  • name,
  • student ID number,
  • course number and
  • exam number.

Refer to the Proctored Exams Portal in the ICON course site for materials allowed (if any) on the exam. 

Please see Iowa City Test Centers for complete list of items allowed at the test center. 

Check the Proctored Exams Portal in the ICON course site for the date(s) the exam(s) is available. 

You will receive an email notification at your UIOWA email account once your proctor request is approved and a paper exam is sent to your off-campus proctor. See Off-Campus Paper Exams for details. 

NOTE: Paper-based exams going to an off-campus proctor should be requested at least two weeks prior to the exam start date. 

Beginning Fall 2018, proctoring is available only for paper-based exams at the Des Moines Test Center (JMPEC).  See Off-Campus Paper Exams for details.