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...

What is a proctor and why do I need one?

A proctor is a person who monitors students during an examination. University of the People students are required to successfully complete the required Read more...

How do I take exams?

All exams are administered through our online education platform, Moodle. You may review your exams and courses in your student account on Moodle. Read more...

Is it compulsory to take proctored exams?

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

Can a proctor be anyone that I know?

It is the student’s sole responsibility to choose a proctor (exam monitor), and proctors must meet several requirements: • be responsible, Read more...

Now that you accept transfer credits, can I skip some Foundation courses?

If you complete your transfer credit request within seven days after receiving the email notifying you that you are qualified for admission, you may be 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...

How can I change my e-mail address in your files?

You can edit your contact details by going to the 'Change Personal Information' page in the Self ServicesPortal or contacting your Program Advisor Read more...

Can my proctor oversee my exam remotely?

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

Can I provide with a proctor through a third-party company/organization that offers proctoring services?

Yes you can! Students may select to use a third-party service such as ProctorU and pay directly for its services. They may also select other approved Read more...

Do you accept transfer credits from a master-level or higher for the undergraduate level?

Yes, UoPeople accepts all official post-secondary credentials for transfer credit: associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs.  Read more...

What happens if my request for transfer credit is denied? Can I appeal?

If an application for transfer credits is denied, a student may email the Office of Transfer Credits at Transfer.Credit@uopeople.edu. It is then up to the 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...

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...

If I want to transfer only a few courses out of all the ones I originally requested, can I choose them after the decision has already been made by the Office of Transfer Credits?

Asking for credit evaluation does not cost money. Only if and when your transfer credit request is approved, you will be asked to pay an evaluation fee 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...

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...

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...

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

Proctors must meet several requirements: • be responsible, respected adults, such as a local official, supervisor at work, librarian, or a religious 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...

Can I transfer credits from any institution to UoPeople?

UoPeople is now accepting credits from any accredited university or college within the United States. We also accept transfer credits from universities Read more...

Do I need to assign a proctor for every course?

University of the People students are required to successfully complete the required number of proctored exams prior to graduation according to their Read more...

Why am I not getting any e-mails and others are?

Chances are your e-mail address in your profile is either wrong or disabled. It could also be that you are not subscribed to the forums that are 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...

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...

How do I get back to the homepage?

To access our homepage, please click our logo in the top left-hand corner of the screen or by visiting www.uopeople.edu Read more...

How do I gain access to a course?

You may access your courses through our online learning platform 'Moodle'. Read more...

Will I get my documents for transfer credit back?

No, UoPeople will not be able to return any documents submitted to the Office of Transfer Credits (or any other UoPeople department) while applying for a Read more...

How does the Office of Transfer Credits make their decisions?

Once a student has submitted all necessary documentation for a credit transfer, the Office of Transfer Credits at UoPeople will review the information Read more...

Should I stop studying until I receive an answer about my transfer credit request?

Please be aware that you cannot assume any of your courses are recognized until you receive the notification. We strongly recommend you not to change Read more...

What shall I do if I encounter a technical error while using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?

If you continue to encounter a technical error, Technical Support is available through e-mail at support@uopeople.edu. Please include the following Read more...

Why is there no upload box?

This is either because: • The assignment has now closed • The assignment is not yet open • You already uploaded something and the settings Read more...

How do I find course X?

Each of out degree programs has a course catalog on our website so that you can easily find information on any of our courses. You can also check out our Read more...

If I change programs later, will it impact the transfer credit decision?

Once your application for a transfer credit is submitted, it will be evaluated according to your current degree program / requested degree program Read more...

Are there UoPeople courses you cannot transfer credits to?

Yes, Online Education Strategies (UNIV 1001) and English Composition 1 that is required for those who need to prove English proficiency. Read more...

How can I stop all of these e-mails?

E-mails are an essential part of the way the UoPeople communicates. They are used to keep you up to date with what is going on. If you wish to reduce the Read more...

Will I need to submit a copy of the course syllabus for transfer credit?

When there is a doubt about the content of the transfer credit and its equivalency to UoPeople courses you may be asked to submit a copy of the course Read more...

How can I apply for transfer credits? / Where can I submit my request?

Students who are already enrolled at UoPeople will be able to submit their request through the Self Services Portal. Applicants can find the request form Read more...

When will I get an answer about my transfer credit request?

We process any documents received as quickly as possible. You will receive an answer on your transfer credit no later than the final notice of admissions Read more...