Distance Education Students

This is your one-stop shop for resources related to your distance education studies.

Staying on Track

Staying on track is critical to your success! We have developed CHECKPOINTS to help you keep up! Please make sure you know what you are responsible for at any point in your graduate career.

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Technology Requirements

Quality distance education is contingent on quality technology. See our list of technology requirements to ensure your computer and Internet connections meet program standards.

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We are committed to making our courses accessible to all students.  For information regarding accommodations available to students and submitting accommodation requests, visit the Office of Accessibility’s website below.


Exam Proctors

Exams are typically proctored through a third-party system called Honorlock (https://honorlock.com).  Honorlock integrates fully with Canvas, our course management system.  It requires Google Chrome with a small plugin and a web cam of some sort. 

Honorlock charges $6 per test or $10 per semester per course.  Students in graduate programs through the College of Agriculture are entitled to discount codes to cover this charge.  Contact the Distance Education Coordinator (agdista@auburn.edu) for more information on this.

Benefits of the Honorlock system include online and on-demand testing.  There is no need to choose your own proctor or schedule an in-person session.  Proctor sessions are virtual and easy to get started.  Contact your instructor or the Distance Education Office for more information.

New Graduate Student?

Just accepted and not sure what to do?  Check out our Tips for New Students page to help you succeed in your new graduate career!

Tips for New Students