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Testing Overview

iStudy Proctored Testing
All of our iStudy courses require a final exam and most require at least one mid-course test. A student who wishes to receive credit for an iStudy course must take all required exams under the supervision of an approved test site official. Click HERE for details about eligibility requirements for taking tests.

In order to have testing information sent to a proctor, the student must submit an appropriate Examination Form for every proctored assessment required and for every course that requires proctored assessments. Failure to do so will result in testing information not being sent to the proctor. Complete test application instructions can be found at Scheduling Exams.

The iStudy Office has a testing facility to proctor tests for iStudy students in the Oxford area. Students near Tupelo, Southaven, Grenada, or Booneville can utilize our regional campus testing centers. Other students are allowed to take tests from any approved two- or four-year college or university. Testing centers and public libraries can also serve as proctors, but K-12 schools are not acceptable. More information about proctors is located at the Proctors for iStudy Students webpage.

Eligibility Requirements

A final examination is required of all students seeking academic credit. No exceptions will be made to this policy. A student must spend a minimum of two months on an iStudy course before requesting the final examination. This two-month period starts on the submission date of the first lesson. The final examination may be taken only after all other requirements have been met (all lessons graded, all incomplete lessons resubmitted and graded, final examination application received by the iStudy Office).

Students who need iStudy grades to graduate or to satisfy eligibility requirements for the subsequent academic term must complete all assigned work and the final examination in sufficient time for iStudy to submit the course grades to the Registrar's Office. Students should plan their schedules to complete all requirements, including the final examination, at least three weeks before they wish to use the credit. Examinations are processed through the mail, and time must be allowed for the procedure. Graduating seniors are responsible for meeting the deadlines of their academic degree programs.

In most iStudy courses, one mid-course test or two course exams are required in addition to the final exam. A student must have submitted lessons according to the course guide instructions to be eligible to schedule the mid-course tests or course exams.

A number of factors should be considered before scheduling the mid-course test, course exam, and final examination. Students should also keep the following in mind when attempting to meet deadlines for graduation or eligibility requirements for an academic term. The following procedures apply to all iStudy students:

Scheduling Exams

It is the primary responsibility of the individual taking the course to obtain a proctor and to accurately communicate this information to the iStudy Office in a timely manner, using the proper exam application. These steps should be followed to schedule exams:

If a student has to reschedule a test, he/she should contact your the proctor directly.

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