Main Campus Testing services
The Columbia College Testing Center provides a comfortable, professional, uniform and secure testing environment.
A proctor is an approved person that administers an exam for a Columbia College student.Learn more about proctors
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. Register for your CLEP and DSST test at the main campus.
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 .
Some students are required to take a math/English placement exam before registering for a math/English course. Contact the admissions office or your academic advisor to determine whether you need to take a placement exam.
These exams are offered online to all admitted Columbia College students at no cost. Access the exams through CougarTrack. Math/English placement exams are not given at the Testing 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 Enrollment Service Center 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
- Crystal Lake
- Fort Leonard Wood/Waynesville
- Fort Sill
- Fort Stewart
- Fort Worth
- Guantanamo Bay
- Hunter Army Airfield
- Jefferson City
- Kansas City
- Lake County/Great Lakes
- Lake of the Ozarks
- Los Alamitos
- NAS Jacksonville
- NS Everett – Marysville
- NSB Kings Bay
- Redstone Arsenal
- Salt Lake
- San Diego
- San Luis Obispo
- St. Louis
- Whidbey Island