Aspen University Proctored Exams test a student’s overall knowledge of the program’s learning objectives and are administered at predetermined points during a student’s program.

Exams are graded as “Successful” or “Unsuccessful” and will not impact the student’s cumulative GPA. Students who are awarded an “Unsuccessful” grade for a Proctored Exam may retake the exam four additional times. Students may appeal for additional exam attempts if necessary.

Students will be prompted to register for their Proctored Exam on their Student Portal once the last required course grade has been posted. Additionally, the Aspen University Testing Office (a branch of the Office of the Registrar) will notify students when they are eligible to take their Proctored Exam. If you have registered for your exam and did not receive this email within one business day, please contact the Testing Office at

Remote Testing

Where and When Can I Take My Exam?
Once you have enrolled in your exam, you will have access to your Aspen University proctored exam via D2L (Aspen University Classroom). You can enter the D2L (Aspen University Classroom) course at any time to view test taking tips, study guides, exam instructions, etc. When you’re ready to take your exam, you’ll do so through the quizzes section of D2L (Aspen University Classroom). You can take your exam in any private, quiet area of your home. You do not need to schedule an appointment and can take your exam at any time that is convenient for you.

How Long Do I Have to Attempt My Exam?
You will be placed into your D2L (Aspen University Classroom) exam course and notified of that placement within 1-2 business days of registering for your exam. You will have 30 days from the date you were put in your course to complete your exam. You can have up to two attempts at the exam within that 30-day period, so make sure you do not wait until the last minute.

What will be the Format of My Exam?
All undergraduate exams are multiple choice. Graduate and doctoral exams are essay based.

During My Proctored Exam

What Do I Need to Bring with Me to My Exam?
You are allowed to use your textbooks during the exam. The use of other notes is not allowed. The use of other websites or web applications (including Google and Grammarly) are not allowed.

How Long Do I Have to Complete My Exam Once Started?
Depending on your degree program, your allotted exam time will range from 2-4 hours.

Can I Take Breaks During My Exam?
Yes, short breaks are allowed during your exam. However, each exam is timed and your breaks will count toward your overall time in the exam. Please pay attention to the particular time allotted for your individual exam.

Can I Receive Accommodations for My Exam?
Yes. You can contact to discuss any testing accommodations you might need.

What is the Passing Grade for My Exam?
The passing grade for undergraduate exams is 70% and the passing grade for graduate exams is 80%.

Technical Requirements and Support

What are the Technological Requirements for the Exam?
You will need a computer and stable internet connection for your exam.

What if I have Technical Difficulties During the Exam?
Students can contact their dedicated Academic Advisors or email the Aspen University Testing Office at The Testing Office is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, MT.