Student Experience

How do I register a proctor?

Once a student has registered for a course with a proctored exam they will need to click on the “add a proctor” link, which is located next to Read more...

May I talk to someone?

UoPeople is always ready to answer your questions. Visit our Contact Us page to find the relevant department for your query. Read more...

Am I required to attend my courses at a special date or time?

At UoPeople, there are no set times for lectures, discussions, or any other activities. However, each course is divided up into units we call Learning Read more...

What is the grading system? Do you base the grading on GPA 4.0 ?

Please see our grading system - http://www.uopeople.edu/become-student/admission/additional-information/ In addition please go to our University Read more...

Is it compulsory to take proctored exams?

Every student at UoPeople must take proctored exams prior to graduation. Students that are taking a course, which is listed in the Proctored Course List, Read more...

What are UoPeople Foundations and MBA Foundations, and do I have to complete it?

UoPeople Foundations and MBA Foundations consists of courses all students must successfully complete. They are designed to equip students with the Read more...

Do I need to assign a proctor for every course?

If a student did not register for a course that requires a proctor then there is no need to assign proctor details to the system. Read more...

What is the maximum number of courses per term I can take for the MBA?

The maximum number of courses students can take during the MBA is three per term, provided the student has a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. Read more...

Can a proctor be anyone that I know?

An approved proctor is a third party reputable person of integrity but not a UoPeople student or a relative of a UoPeople student. For example, a proctor Read more...

I am having difficulty locating a proctor, what can I do?

If a student is having difficulty locating a proctor, they may contact their Program Advisor to discuss who may be able to serve as a proctor for them. Read more...

How long will it take to finish an MBA program?

The MBA can be completed in 15 months of full-time study (2 courses a term). Read more...

What is a proctor and why do I need one?

A proctor is an impartial individual appointed to monitor or supervise a student during their examinations. All students taking proctored exams are Read more...

What is my first step as a student?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with information technologies and the Read more...

What do I do if my proctor has not received the e-mail from Student Services?

If a student’s proctor has not received the confirmation e-mail from Student Services, the student will need to contact their Program Advisor during Read more...

What are proctored exams?

A proctored exam is an exam that requires someone (a proctor) to oversee the student taking the exam. Read more...

I don’t understand how my final grade is calculated?

Please review the course syllabus to see the different components of the final grade. Read more...

Will I travel if I am a student?

University of the People is an accredited, American, online university. All of its studies are entirely online. You will not need to travel or obtain any Read more...

Can my proctor oversee my exam remotely?

UoPeople students can take exams with an offline proctor, free of charge, or with an online proctor, using ProctorU services. If you choose to have Read more...

How do I gain access to a course?

You can only access courses you were registered to in the past term or courses you are currently taking. Simply scroll down your VLE homepage to view Read more...

Can I login to UoPeople on my mobile phone?

The short answer is, yes. If you have a smartphone with internet access, you should be able to log into your UoPeople student portal, read and submit Read more...

Will I still be registered for my course if my proctor does not confirm?

Registrations for courses with a proctored exam are pending upon the approval of a proctor. Students who do not successfully identify a confirmed proctor Read more...

How is a course conducted?

University of the People offers a unique learning experience that combines peer-based and collaborative learning with information technologies and the Read more...

Am I able to take my exam even if my proctor does not show?

If the proctor does not show for the exam, the student will not be allowed to take the exam and will fail the course and be given the letter grade “ Read more...

How can I upload an assignment?

If you are a student, please email us with your email address, stating your name, student number, and the course that you are referring to.    Read more...

If my proctor did not confirm during the registration period, can I re-register for the course before the term commences?

Should a proctor not confirm during the registration period, students will have the opportunity to re-register for the course and appoint a proctor during Read more...

How do I register for a course with a Proctored Exam?

Courses that require a proctor are marked as "required-proctored" under the type column in the course-offering list for the next term, which is Read more...

What happens if my proctor does not receive the e-mail with the code?

It is the student’s sole responsibility to verify that their proctor received such an e-mail. If the proctor did not receive such an e-mail at least Read more...

I got a grade of x on my assignment/discussion forum post and I think I deserve y, what should I do?

Students who disagree with an assessment of their work should feel free to contact their instructor with specific issues and to explain their reasoning. Read more...

What does my proctor need to do for me to be able to take the exam?

The proctor will compare the student's personal details, as presented in the Official ID, with the personal details that he/she received from UoPeople. Read more...

I don’t understand the assignment or course material, what shall I do?

In an open learning, online environment such as UoPeople, your fellow students are your best resource. Try e-mailing them or posting a question in the Read more...

Can my proctor confirm the request at any time before the new term starts?

Unfortunately proctors must approve the request during the registration period. If the proctor is not confirmed during this period, the student will not Read more...

Does my proctor need to be there for the entire exam?

Yes, your proctor is required to supervise the entire exam up until you submit the final exam. Read more...

Do I have to download any course materials?

All course materials can be accessed online. It is not necessary to download anything to a local computer. Therefore, one can pursue their studies from Read more...

How can I check my grades during the term?

You can monitor your grades at all times by clicking the “Grades” link on the right hand side of the course homepage. All current grades for Read more...

How can I see my recent assignment feedback?

There are many ways you can access your instructors' feedback. The most common method is by simply going to the same place where you uploaded the work. Read more...

What type of computer do I need?

UoPeople courses are completely browser based. All popular browsers (IE, FireFox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc.) will work and all operating systems ( Read more...

What type of laptop do I need?

As long as you have a functional laptop with internet access, you would be able to fully participate in UoPeople courses.   Read more...