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Exams and Homework

Learn the ins and outs of taking exams and submitting homework with Engineering Online.

Exams and Proctor Selection

Engineering Online instructors may require that exams for their courses be proctored by an approved, in-person proctor. Students should submit a proctor request to the Engineering Online Exams Office within the first three weeks of each semester, unless told otherwise.

Use the Engineering Online Student Center to identify what proctor you will use each semester that you are registered. A proctor must be approved by Engineering Online staff to administer quizzes and exams. The proctor is responsible for adhering to all NC State, Engineering Online and instructor policies regarding exam administration. No exams will be made available to students who do not have an approved proctor.

In some instances, online students may be able to take an exam with the on-campus class or during a specially scheduled exam session on campus.  Because this option may not always be available, students hoping to attend seated examinations must still have an approved proctor on file with the Engineering Online office.  Online students planning to attend a seated exam must notify the Engineering Online office of their choice prior to the examination.

Anyone serving as proctor must be able to fulfill that role objectively.  For this reason, Engineering Online prohibits potential conflicts of interest between a proctor’s personal or professional relationship to a student and the proctor’s role as an NC State University testing official. Review the information below before selecting your proctor.

The following individuals or organizations may serve as proctors:

  • NC State University’s Distance Education Testing Service (DELTA)
    • Even though there are 2 local testing centers at NC State, only the Centennial Campus testing center is available to Engineering Online students
  • Another university, college or private testing center
  • Local library offering proctoring services
  • Military training or education officer
  • Manager or supervisor
  • School principal, vice principal, librarian, teacher, or school counselor
  • Human resources manager or training officer
  • College professor or administrative officer

The following individuals are NOT acceptable proctors:

  • Relatives, neighbors, and friends
  • Co-workers and subordinate employees
  • Receptionists and security guards
  • Tutors
  • Fellow students
  • Online proctors (such as ProctorU)
  • Anyone with a perceived or real conflict of interest


  1. Log in to The Engineering Online Portal here:
  2. Login with your university credentials (Unity ID).
  3. On the Welcome page, click “Go to My Proctors” or select “Proctors” from the drop-down menu at the top left of the Welcome/Home screen. Then click on the semester and course for which you are nominating a proctor. To submit a new proctor request, click on the green plus sign in the lower right-hand corner of the screen under “My Proctors”.
  4. If you live in or near Raleigh and wish to use the DELTA Testing Center located on NCSU’s campus, enter “DELTA” in the drop-down line and hit SUBMIT to send your request (the information for DELTA will automatically be sent for approval).
  5. To nominate an individual, testing center (other than DELTA), library or commercial testing center, click on the “Nominate a Proctor Here” link and enter all of the requested information. 6. Under Proctor Contact Information, complete all fields on the form.
  6. Under Proctor Contact Information, complete all fields on the form.
    • a. You must provide a contact person’s name for each proctor request. Entering “Proctor” or “Library” or “Testing Center” is not acceptable and will result in you having to go in and update your nomination with a specific contact person’s name. Enter the last name in the “Last Name” block and the first name in the “First Name” block.
    • b. If your proctor is military, please enter his/her rank in the “Title” field
    • c. Enter the CORRECT business email address in the appropriate block. Our entire approval system is email driven and if this is incorrect, the process is significantly delayed.
    • d. Be specific when describing the “relationship”: supervisor, HR rep, Training coordinator rather than “co-worker” or “colleague”.
    • e. For Exam Location, you may click “Same as proctor contact address” if that is where you will be taking the exams with your proctor or enter the different location where the in-person proctoring will take place.
    • f. Then choose whether your request is for the current or upcoming term.
    • g. Once you have checked all the Proctor Contact Information, hit “Submit”.
  7. Once your request has been approved, you will need to go back into the portal and select the proctor you want to use for each of your registered courses. To select an approved proctor for your course, choose “Proctors” from the drop-down menu at the top left of the Welcome/Home screen and for the current semester choose a proctor for each EOL class by using the down arrow. ***You must select a proctor for each class once your request has been approved in order for our office to receive your proctor information.***
  8. If you submit more than one proctor for the semester, you must indicate which proctor you will use for each exam and also please email the Exam Coordinators, Lisa Jessick and Phillip Henry, at least two days before an exam window opens) at to let them know which proctor you will use for each exam/test event.

Select a Proctor

Engineering Online students must submit the name of an individual to serve as their exam proctor to the Engineering Online office within the first three weeks of the semester. Students are required to use the Engineering Online Student Center to identify what proctor they will use each semester that they are registered.

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Submitting Course Assignments

Your ability to submit homework assignments, projects and other course requirements on time is crucial to your success as an Engineering Online student. The preferred method of submitting these assignments will be determined by your instructor.

Engineering Online often serves as a liaison between the student and the instructor making it possible for homework to be submitted, time-stamped and forwarded to the instructor.

If the instructor designates the EOL office as homework coordinator for your class, follow these guidelines:

  1. Convert the homework document to Adobe PDF file format.
  2. Email or fax the homework document and the completed Engineering Online Homework Cover Sheet to the NC State Engineering Online Homework Coordinator:
    Fax: 919-515-8415
  3. Please make sure the course number, your name and the page number appear on each page of the assignment you are submitting.
  4. When completing the Homework Cover Sheet, please include your course number and assignment title in the subject line.
  5. Assignments should be written using black ink or dark pencil.
  6. All graded homework will be returned to your email as a PDF attachment.

When submitting homework to EOL, you may EITHER:
a) Email it in PDF format to (the address this mail is sent from-email without
underscore between “homework” and “eol” works just the same as with the underscore)
b) fax it to 919-513-8415
(Submission via email is preferred, if possible, in case we are working remotely.)
Regardless of which route you chose, when submitting homework you must do three things:
1) You must include an EOL Homework Cover Sheet.
2) Make sure your Name/Subject/Course Number is on each page that you submit to EOL.
3) Make sure that you have numbered all pages as part of the whole. Example: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, etc
Once your homework has been received, you will receive a confirmation email from this address
(sometimes sent by someone other than me but always from the EOL Homework address). If you have
not received confirmation of submission within 24 hours, please contact us.
Once EOL receives your graded work back, we will send it to you at your address.
Thank you and have a great semester!