For some, tests can be stressful. At Columbia Southern University, we don’t believe testing should be any more stressful than it has to be. That is why we utilize Remote Proctor Now.

Remote Proctor Now – or RPNow – is an innovative, on-demand, test-taking solution that allows students to sit for an exam anywhere, anytime. By accessing the student’s webcam and microphone, RPNow records exams for academic integrity review. Here are a few reasons why we offer RPNow as a test-taking option to our students.

Low Cost

Remote Proctor Now charges a $19 fee per exam. The fee is paid to RPNow prior to each exam.

Easy Installation

To install RPNow on your computer, submit the “Request to Take a Final Exam Online (Online Exam)” form located in the myCSU Student Portal under “Online Forms” and “Courses.” After the request has been processed by CSU, students will be sent an email with additional instructions.

No Need to Buy Fancy Equipment

The equipment for RPNow services usually comes with any modern computer: a microphone, a webcam and appropriate system rights to download and install necessary software. These technologies, along with high-speed internet, allow any student to utilize Remote Proctor Now.

Test Breaks

As outlined in the Final Examination Proctor Policy, students are allowed a total of 15 minutes break time during the exam. Students may exit the testing environment; however, the exam is to remain open and no materials are allowed to leave or re-enter the testing area.

Technical Support

Need help during a test? Tech support is available from the CSU Help Desk Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All you have to do is call 877-399-1063.