Exam Proctoring at GEPL

We proctor exams for free for Glen Ellyn residents only.
For non-residents, there is a $10 per exam fee that must be paid in cash or check at the time the exam is taken.

Written Exams
The student must make arrangements with the school to have the test mailed here, not faxed or emailed. All tests must be accompanied by postage paid envelope to send the test back, the library does not accept the cost of mailing tests back to schools. Students are not allowed to mail their own tests back. The library is able to fax tests back to schools.

Exams will be mailed or faxed back to the school within 24 hours. The library is not responsible for US mail service delays and does not provide a receipt of mailing.

For written tests, an appointment does not need to be made, but the student should first contact the Reference Desk to be sure the exam has arrived. The library does not “guarantee” to the school the name of an individual proctor. Any librarian may act as the proctor.

Exams that have not been taken within 4 weeks of receipt at the library will be mailed back, blank, to the school.

Online Exams
Online exams are done by appointment only, and can only be done for valid GEPL cardholders. Appointments must be made through the reference desk in order to reserve a computer for a specific time. 24-hour notice is appreciated. The library does not proctor exams on laptops, because we cannot guarantee the steady connectivity of the hardware/wireless.

In all cases, a librarian does not sit with the patron and “watch” them. We offer a quiet place to take the test and we verify identification. If a school requires a proctor to sit with the student while they take the test, we will be unable to proctor that exam.