Final Exam Policy

VirtualSC Final Exams           End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

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. Students requesting to take a final exam early must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a grade of 80% or higher in the course.
  • Cannot have any zeros on any assignments in the course.
  • Must have approval from the course's teacher.

Public school and private school students will be proctored as arranged by their sponsor school. Proctors must be a South Carolina certified teacher, media specialist, school counselor or administrator. 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 Certificate, and cannot be related to 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. Students utilizing this resource should notify their school prior to booking the date online.

End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

The End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) is state-mandated and requires students completing the following VirtualSC courses to take the final EOCEP exam, which counts as 20% of the student’s final grade:

Algebra 1

Intermediate Algebra

Biology 1

English 1

English 1 Honors

US History & Constitution

AP 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.  

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

Private school students will have their EOCEP exams administered by VirtualSC at regional designated testing locations.  For more information please contact Ms. Katina Montgomery at kmontgomery@ed.sc.gov or 803-734-0016.

Home School Students

Home school students will have their EOCEP exams administered by VirtualSC at regional designated testing locations.  For more information please contact Ms. Katina Montgomery at kmontgomery@ed.sc.gov or 803-734-0016.