Testing Services at Columbia College

Columbia College offers testing on the main campus as well as many other Columbia College locations. Professionals are available when you are required to take a proctored exam. 

Main Campus Testing services

The Columbia College Testing Center provides a comfortable, professional, uniform and secure testing environment. 

Proctoring services

A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam for a Columbia College student.

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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 or at many of our other CC locations.

Main Campus tests Online and nationwide tests

Accommodated exams

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

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 MoGEA This assessment has five subtests: English, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and writing.

Candidates with fewer than 60 credit hours and seeking Paraprofessional certification to work in Special Education and/or Title I settings in Missouri must pass the Paraprofessional Test. The test measures competencies in English language arts and basic mathematics.

For upcoming exam dates, test day details and to register and make a payment, visit the MoGEA Exam Registration site .

Placement testing

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.

CC Global - Online and nationwide Testing information for online courses

Many CC Global locations offer proctoring and other testing services on site including CLEP and DSST tests.

Some online courses require proctored exams. Columbia College locations are the best option for taking proctored midterm and final exams.

Schedule an exam at one of our locations