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Testing Services at the main campus in Columbia, Missouri

The Testing Center is located in the Tenth Street Center at 310 N. 10th St., Columbia, Missouri.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

*Exams will be scheduled to end by 4:45 p.m.

Contact information: TestingServices@CCIS.edu or (573) 875-7485

Mission statement: The primary mission of the Columbia College Testing Center is to provide a comfortable, professional, uniform and secure testing environment for all customers. 

Columbia College Testing Services offers a variety of standardized testing and limited ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) testing. Click below to see all applicable information and forms needed for the exams.

ADA testing services

Students with documented disabilities may receive various testing services through our office upon registration and approval through the Student Accessibility Resource office (SAR). The SAR coordinator may be reached at (573) 875-7626, or at 213 Atkins-Holman Student Commons on the Columbia, Missouri, campus. Students must register with a SAR coordinator before contacting Testing Services to receive accommodated testing. All accommodated exams should be scheduled through the Testing Center at least one week in advance. Required forms must be on file with the Testing Center at the time of scheduling.


Math placement

Some students are required to take the math placement exam before being able to register for a math course. To inquire about whether you need to take the math placement exam, contact the admissions office or your academic advisor.

The math placement exam is now offered online to all admitted Columbia College students, free of charge. To take the math placement exam, students may access it online in CougarTrack. The placement exam link in CougarTrack can be found under the Academics menu located immediately underneath the CougarTrack banner. Math placement exams are not given in the Testing Center.


English placement

Some students taking evening classes in Columbia, MO are required to take the English placement exam before being able to register for an English course. To inquire about whether you need to take the English placement exam, contact the admissions office or your academic advisor prior to contacting the Testing Center. The English placement exam is offered free of charge to admitted Columbia College students.

The English placement exam is now offered online to all admitted Columbia College students, free of charge. To take the English placement exam, students may access it online in CougarTrack. The placement exam link in CougarTrack can be found under the Academics menu located immediately underneath the CougarTrack banner. English placement exams are not given in the main campus Testing Center.


Residual ACT exam

The Testing Center administers Residual ACT exams to students seeking admission to the college or a particular program with more stringent requirements, such as education.

The exam fee of $43 is due at the time of registration. No money will be accepted the day of the exam. To schedule a Residual ACT exam, complete the Online Registration and Payment Form for the Residual ACT (below).

  • Exams are given between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the date of the exam at the Tenth Street Center, located at 310 N. 10th St. in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Examinees should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to begin paperwork.
  • All examinees are required to show photo identification before taking the exam.
  • All examinees must be on time to the exam.
  • Residual ACT scores are only valid at Columbia College.
  • Scores are available within one week after the exam is completed and are sent to the department indicated on your registration form.
  • See chart below for exam dates and registration deadlines. Your registration must be received by the registration deadline date to be accepted.

Online Registration and Payment for the Residual ACT exam

ACT exam dates

ACT exam dates and registration deadlines
Date Registration deadline
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Please verify the deadline to register before submitting your registration form.

Residual ACT Registration Form PDF iconThis should only be used if you are paying with cash and will be dropping your payment off at the Enrollment Service Center.


Missouri Educators Gateway Assessments (MEGA)

The Missouri Educators Gateway Assessments (MEGA) consists of two test packages, the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) and Paraprofessional Tests. 

Candidates seeking entry into a Missouri educator preparation program must pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). This assessment is composed of five subtests: English, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and writing.

The MoGEA replaces the College BASE assessment that was formerly administered by the University of Missouri.

To learn more, review the Missouri Department of Education, MoGEA FAQs.

Candidates with fewer than 60 credit hours and seeking Paraprofessional certification to work in Special Education and/or Title I settings in Missouri must achieve a passing score on the Paraprofessional test. The test measures competencies in English language arts and basic mathematics skills for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals.

The Paraprofessional test replaces the ParaPro Assessment.

For more information regarding Missouri educator license requirements, visit the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

  • Students must first create a profile and register for the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) or Paraprofessional test on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments website.
  • Arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. to begin testing at 12:30 p.m.
  • All examinees are required to show government-issued photo identification before taking the exam.
  • All examinees must be on time to the exam.
  • Upon completion of the exam, a receipt of completion will be available to print. Testing Services does not have access to MoGEA/ Paraprofessional test scores after testing is complete.
  • See chart below for exam dates and registration deadlines. Your registration must be received by the registration deadline date to be accepted.
MoGEA and Paraprofessional exam dates and registration deadlines
Testing date Registration deadline
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Thursday, September 5, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019 Thursday, October 31, 2019
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Thursday, January 23, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Thursday, March 19, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020 Thursday, June 4, 2020

Online proctored exams

Certain online courses require students to take proctored exams. To determine if your course requires a proctored midterm, final or MFT exam, please refer to your course syllabus prior to contacting the Testing Center. If you need to schedule a proctored exam at the main campus in Columbia, Missouri, please access the proctor information listing. If you require ADA accommodations and have registered with Student Accessibility Resources, do not complete this form. Instead, you should contact the Testing Center directly.

Online proctored exams will be scheduled and administered by the Testing Center, either at the 10th Street Center or in Buchanan Hall. Your confirmation email will provide details about online proctored exams, including the location and identification requirements.

Note: The online proctor information listing will only display available exam dates and times beginning on the first day of online classes. It is strongly recommended that you reserve your exam dates and times early, as popular times often fill fast. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternate testing dates and times must be arranged through your instructor and accommodation by the Testing Center may not be guaranteed.

If you have any questions about online proctored exams, contact your instructor or email the online program at OnlineCampus@CCIS.edu.

Proctoring services

The Testing Center at the Main Campus in Columbia, Missouri, offers proctoring to active Columbia College students, Columbia College faculty and staff (including spouses and dependents) and alumni. Proctoring services are free of charge, provided that our Testing Center's policies and procedures are met by the examinee and the institution providing the exam. Each proctoring service request is reviewed prior to guaranteeing a reservation to ensure we are able to adhere to guidelines and standards. This process should be started well in advance of your desired proctoring date. To learn more about the proctoring services we provide, please contact us directly at TestingServices@CCIS.edu or (573) 875-7485.

 

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