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VirtualSC Final Exams End of Course Exam Program (EOCEP) Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
VirtualSC Final Exams
All VirtualSC initial credit courses require a proctored final exam. VirtualSC final exams will be given during the times scheduled according to the Dates & Deadlines guide for each enrollment session.
Public school and private school students will be proctored as arranged by their sponsor school. The date, time and location for the final exam will be selected by the sponsor school and will (unless you are notified otherwise) correspond to the exam dates listed in the Dates & Deadlines guide. Alternative exam arrangements must be approved by the sponsor school (different time, location, proctor, etc.). Students may find information regarding final exam arrangements for their school by accessing the Final Exam Instructions page. Please note that this information is self-reported by each school and the most accurate source of information regarding final exam dates/time/locations is the student's sponsoring school.. Students should contact their sponsor schools upon enrollment in the case that there any concerns about the scheduled exam dates.
Home school students or their parent/guardians are responsible for securing an appropriate proctor to facilitate the final exam. Exam proctors must hold a South Carolina Educator License, and cannot be related the student taking the exam. To receive approval for an exam proctor, please submit the Proctor Verification Form to VirtualSC. Upon approval, VirtualSC will contact the proctor with final exam instructions.
Alternatively, a home school student or their parent/guardian may contact a local public or private school to request a seat during their proctored exams. If a school is willing to accommodate the request, the student will take their final exam on the date and time provided by the school.
Students experiencing difficulty in arranging for their final exams may discuss ProctorU (an online live proctoring service) as a testing option with their counselor or sponsor school. ProctorU is a private company and charges a fee for their services. This service must be approved by the sponsor school.
End of Course Exam Program (EOCEP)
The End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) is state-mandated and requires students completing the following courses to take the final EOCEP exam, which counts as 20% of the student’s final grade:
US History & Constitution
Because this is a state-mandated exam, VirtualSC students in the courses listed above must take these exams; this includes public, private and home school students (students enrolled in charter schools and Adult Education programs are considered public school students). VirtualSC students must take their EOCEP exams, per the EOCEP testing guidelines, at the end of the semester in which they are scheduled to complete the course. Per State Board of Education Regulation 43-248 a final grade will not be issued to students until the state mandated final exam has been administered. Students who have not been administered an EOCEP by the conclusion of the following exam administration window will be issued a Withdrawn Incomplete (WI) for the course that has a missing exam grade. A final grade will not be issued for that course once the next exam administration window has passed.
Public School Students
Students sponsored by public schools will take their EOCEP exam through their sponsor school. Students must communicate with their school counselors to confirm the date, time and location of the testing site.
Private School Students
Students sponsored by private schools will arrange to take their EOCEP exam directly through VirtualSC. A regional EOCEP location will be identified and the location will be disclosed directly to the student, parent, and School Sponsor.
Home School Students
Students enrolled in a homeschool while taking an EOCEP course through VSC will take their exam at a local public school in their zoned school district. After the first twenty days of a course, VSC Student Services will report the necessary names to the appropriate District Testing Coordinator to ensure that the home school students will be registered to take their EOCEP exam. Students or their parent/guardians must confirm the testing date, time and location with the zoned District Testing Coordinator. Home School students may, also, take their exam directly through VirtualSC at a location in various regions of the state.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Students taking AP courses are required to take the appropriate exams according to the national AP exam schedule. While VirtualSC requires its students to take the AP exam, we are not an official testing site and cannot administer the exams. The student’s sponsor school is required to order and administer the exam according to the national calendar.
Upon scheduling their exam, students should notify their VSC AP teachers of the testing site information.
Public School Students
AP students sponsored by a public school must make testing arrangements with their school no later than January 15, since many schools place their testing orders at the beginning of February.
Private and Homeschool Students
AP students sponsored by a private or homeschool are responsible for securing a testing date, time and location for the AP exam. Students and parent/guardians, with the assistance of the sponsor school, must contact the local public school to make testing arrangements.
Students should have several contingency plans for alternative testing sites either in their zoned district or in a nearby district. Please note that some schools or districts may charge a small fee to reserve a seat for AP testing. Most schools will refund this fee when a student arrives to take the exam.
NOTE: Students enrolled in AP U.S. History and Constitution must take both the EOCEP exam and AP exam for the course. Students enrolled in AP Biology must take both a VirtualSC final exam and an AP exam. Please refer to both the EOCEP and AP exam sections in this manual for more information. Contact VirtualSC Student Services if you have questions or concerns.