Rules for Opt-out Online Proctored Exams

We are offering an opt-out option as an additional service.

We urge students to use this option carefully – and only if you have a severe hurdle that prevents you from taking part in an online-proctored exam (technical issues, personal circumstances or privacy-related objections).

Please note that we have improved the manual and instructions for online proctoring and arranged for additional support during online-proctored exams. This will reduce the number of students who have difficulties at the start of their online-proctored exam. If you still have a problem, we expect to be able to help you faster.

Below are the key conditions to participate in the opt-out:

  • The accommodation of opt-out will be at all times subject to governmental and/or regional measures.
  • For each exam period please submit a FULLY completed form by the following deadlines:
    • Sunday 29th of November 2021 by 23:45 (Q2 exams 6th of December – 10th of December) - complete form here

The form to opt out per exam period will be open approximately two weeks before the exam period starts and will no longer be available after the specified deadline.

  • You will be notified if you have been accepted as part of the opt-out service at least six calendar days in advance of your exam.
  • Your exam will be offered digitally and, at the same time, on campus in the presence of invigilators. The invigilators on the day will guide you to your seat and provide you with a password to start your exam.
  • Please arrive to the designated exam room 30 minutes before your exam. If you arrive late for the exam, you will not be allowed to enter the room and your exam will be considered invalid.
  • It is mandatory to wear a face mask on campus and in the exam room. Only when sitting down and doing the exam are you allowed to take it off.
  • If you received a positive message about your request to have an opt-out but cannot come to campus due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. quarantine or Covid-19 symptoms), you can opt back into the online proctored exam on the day of the exam itself. You will always remain registered for your online proctored exam.
  • As this is a new service, it will be evaluated at the end of each exam period. We will not use any personal data and any collected data will be deleted after 30 days.  

FAQs for Opt-out Online Proctored Exams

If you have questions about opt-out you can send an email to digitalexams@tudelft.nl.