The Testing Center and many of our other CC locations offer proctoring to Columbia College students, faculty and staff (including spouses and dependents) and alumni at no charge. Examinees and institutions providing exams must adhere to the Testing Center's policies and procedures.
Certain online courses require students to take proctored exams. Schedule a proctored exam for online courses at the main campus.
CLEP and DSST Exams
Columbia College accepts CLEP and DSST exams for college credit. These exams allow students to demonstrate knowledge of college-level material. Exams can be taken at the Testing Center on our main campus or at many of our other CC locations.
Students with documented disabilities/conditions can receive various testing services upon registration and approval by the Student Accessibility Resource (SAR) office. Students must register with a SAR coordinator prior to contacting to receive accommodated testing. Accommodated exams should be scheduled with the Testing Center at least one week in advance. Required forms must be on file with the Testing Center at the time of scheduling.
Students requiring ADA accommodations who have registered with the SAR office should contact the Testing Center directly by emailing TestingServices@CCIS.edu or calling (573) 875-7485.
Columbia College uses placement testing to assess students' skills and their ability to meet pre-requisite requirements for courses in English and Math. These exams are offered online to all admitted Columbia College students at no cost.
The English Placement Test will provide scores to determine your placement in ENGL 107 or ENGL 133W. The Math Placement Test will provide scores to determine your placement in MATH 104, MATH 106, MATH 110, MATH 150, MATH 250. Contact the admissions office or your academic advisor to determine whether you need to take a placement exam.
You will have access to practice tests as well as the placement test. Practice tests may be taken as many times as needed. However, the placement tests may be taken only twice. Only the higher of the two scores will be recorded as the final score.
You will receive an email reporting your score and your placement. This email will be sent to your Cougarmail account, so be sure to check it after taking the test. Your scores will be recorded the day after taking the test. Please wait until your scores have been recorded before attempting to register.
Math/English placement exams are not given at the Testing Center. To enroll and access the exam select from the list below.
Technical difficulties? If you are experiencing problems logging in or receive errors, please contact the Technology Solutions Center.
Residual ACT Exams
Students seeking admission to Columbia College or a particular program with more stringent requirements may take Residual ACT exams at the Testing Center. Residual ACT scores are only valid at Columbia College.
The exam fee of $43 is due at the time of registration.
For upcoming exam dates, test day details and to register and make a payment, visit the Registration and Payment for the Residual ACT exam site.
Complete the Residual ACT Registration Form if you plan to pay with cash at the Center for Student Success in Missouri Hall on campus in Columbia, Missouri.