The CLA must be taken in a proctored environment. Ordinarily, students go to a computer lab or other designated location. However, that is not always possible for online students. For this reason, CLA has arranged to offer remote proctoring through ProctorU, a company that specializes in remote online proctoring. FSU students who cannot travel to campus can still satisfy the Graduating Senior Assessment requirement.
CLA charges FSU a fee for each remote proctoring session. FSU does not charge students for remote proctoring, but the added expense means that we can only allow students to test remotely if they cannot take the CLA on FSU's campus. To be eligible to take the CLA remotely, FSU students must meet one of the following conditions:
Requests to take the CLA via remote proctoring will be reviewed. Students will be notified by e-mail whether or not they are eligible to take the CLA online.
Hardware and Software Requirements
ProctorU must verify the identity of students and monitor the testing environment throughout the testing session. For this reason, students must use a computer that meets certain minimum hardware and software requirements. Students must also have an Internet connection that will support the test and proctoring.
To find out if your computer and Internet connection meet ProctorU requirements, you can run a test by going to the ProctorU TestItOut page.
There are also rules about where you can take the CLA and how ProctorU verifies your location:
ProctorU will ask to verify your identity. Make sure you have a picture ID, such as a driver's license, work ID, or passport, with you when you test. An FSU student ID card will work, but many online students do not have an FSU ID. Although it is not required, you might want to have two forms of picture ID with you, just to be safe
Making an Appointment to Test
Testing through ProctorU is by appointment only. Making an appointment to take the CLA is a three-step process:
You must be at your testing location and computer, fully prepared, precisely at your scheduled date/time. You should also be ready to work for ninety minutes, so you may want to use the restroom shortly before your appointment. You will use the same log-in information you used to create your appointment to log in to the testing site. For this reason, you will need to have your location secure, your computer booted, your e-mail message open, and your other items (ID, mirror) ready. You will log in and wait for a link to your CLA to appear. Once it appears, click on it to begin your session.
If you have any problems during the assessment, call the ProctorU main number at 855-772-8678.
The linked Remote Day of Testing document summarizes this information. You may wish to print it out. If you have questions about this process, contact University Testing at 910-672-1301.
How to Register
All seniors who apply to graduate and all seniors with over 100 earned hours will receive periodic e-mail invitations to register for the CLA throughout the semester. Look in your FSU e-mail for a message with "Graduating Senior Assessment" or "CLA" in the Subject heading.
If you do not find such a message, contact University Testing (910) 672-1301 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.