Testing Services

In keeping with the mission of the College, Testing Services helps support the institutional mission of Three Rivers College by promoting the intellectual growth of students and members of the community outside the formal setting of regular course work. We provide high quality testing and assessment services and adhere to the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines, in order to meet the growing needs of our students, faculty, administration and community. Within this framework, Testing Services strives to:
  • Provide a public service by offering computer-based and/or paper-pencil testing services;
  • Provide a quality testing environment that is clean, comfortable, quiet, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly;
  • Promote outstanding customer service by being friendly, courteous, responsible, informative, accurate and supportive;
  • Provide assistance to campus offices by helping students meet their program requirements;
  • Collaborate with our faculty and administrators, other colleges and universities, testing companies, and national organizations to keep abreast of the most recent changes in testing services.
Testing Services is located on the first floor of the Westover Administration Building on the Poplar Bluff campus. Testing Services administers a number of different tests ranging from the Accuplacer placement assessment for new students, to the HiSET exam for those looking to complete their high school equivalency, to high-stakes certification exams. A brief description of the services offered are listed below.

For test applications, registration, and other information, students should contact Testing Services at 573-840-9667.

Accuplacer Exam

REGISTER HERE: Three Rivers Testing Registration

Accuplacer placement exams are designed to test your current knowledge in writing an essay, reading comprehension and math skills. These exams are adaptive and help identify strengths and limitations in each subject area. The reading and math exams are untimed, but the writing test allows 50 minutes to write an essay once you start typing. These exams are computer delivered at any of Three Rivers’ locations. A valid photo ID is required to take this exam.

After the first attempt, a charge of $10 per section will be implemented. With proof of remediation, the second attempt per section will be free. Proof can be obtained by doing the free practice tests at and providing staff you have achieved an 80% minimum in the subject area to be re-tested. It is highly recommended to use the free practice tests to brush up on your skills prior to taking the exam. For more information and to locate the practice tests go to - Information for Students.

Three Rivers will NOT send Accuplacer scores to another institution, nor accept Accuplacer scores from another institution. Other institutions may set up the candidate for a remote test and use Three Rivers as the test location. A proctor fee will be required prior to testing for another institution. If a student is planning to attend Three Rivers, but currently lives outside our area, please contact Testing Services at 573-840-9667 for more information about scheduling your test.

Allied Health Programs - ATI TEAS

Payment Process:
PAY FOR EXAM (includes proctor fee) HERE: Three Rivers Test Registration

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) is a computer-based exam that is required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Practical Nurse (PN), Surgical Technology, and Paramedic programs. This is a computer based diagnostic instrument that assists health occupations education programs evaluate academic aptitude, learning styles, and test taking skills of new applicants to their programs. The ATI TEAS is a four-part assessment with subtests in reading (28%), mathematics (20%), science (32%), and English and language usage (20%). Official score reports are available immediately after the test administration. The total testing time is four hours. Testing fee is $75, which includes the Three Rivers proctoring fee. Follow the link above.

For more information about the test, click here.

Certification Exams

Payment Process: Please visit individual websites for more information.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Child Development Associate (CDA)
Cisco Certifications
Emergency Medical Technician/ Paramedic
Missouri Agriculture
Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment (MEGA)
Missouri Insurance

Candidates taking certification exams are NOT required to pay the Three Rivers proctoring fee.

Three Rivers is continually expanding certification opportunities. Check back often for additions to the list of exams.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Requires a certification proctoring fee

  1. IST 126 Word Processing Applications (Word 2016)
  2. IST 268 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel 2016)
  3. IST 269 Database Applications (Access 2016)
  4. IST 296 Office Administrative Applications (PowerPoint 2016)
Payment Process:
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

MOS is an instrument for assessing student skills and preparing students for real-world application. These exams are knowledge and performance-based formats with real-world context. This certification gives students a commanding competitive edge in today’s academic and professional environments. There are three pathways with certification: Learn – provides courseware materials to make the learning process easier and more effective; Practice – Gmetrix practice tests help students accurately determine their skill and knowledge level prior to taking the certification exam; Certify – effective learning and practice lead seamlessly to certification.

CLEP Exams

Payment Process:
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Registration is not complete until both fees have been paid.

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of exams students can take to earn college-equivalent credit. Three Rivers offers a number of different exams for credit. Please consult the college catalog for a list of current CLEP-eligible subject exams. CLEP is given on computer by appointment only. These are 1.5 hour exams. All CLEP exam fees must be paid by the candidate online through the CLEP Account Portal link above. Candidates must also pay the proctor fee prior to scheduling the appointment.

Correspondence/Proctored/Remote Accuplacer Exams

Payment Process:
REGISTER HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

PAY REMOTE ACCUPLACER PROCTOR FEE (for another school): Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Proctored correspondence exams for other institutions are done through Testing Services by appointment only. Candidates must pay the proctor fee prior to scheduling the appointment.

HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam (LPN-RN Bridge Program)

Payment Process:
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Registration is not complete until both the exam and proctoring fees have been paid at least 2 days prior to the test date.

LPN-RN Bridge candidates receiving the minimum score requirement on the NLN/PAX exam will be provided information from the Three Rivers Nursing Department with information about registering, paying – test and proctoring fee, along with the payment code needed to access the account. Applications and deadlines can be found here.

The HESI LPN-ADN Entrance Exam is a 75-item comprehensive exam designed to be taken by currently Licensed Practical/Vocational nurses seeking entrance into an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. The exam identifies strengths in PN/VN content areas, and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance into an ADN program.
  • Measures competencies across PN/VN content areas, including:
    • Fundamentals • Pediatric Nursing
    • Maternity • Professional Issues
    • Medical-Surgical • Psychiatric/Mental Illness

HiSET® Exam

Payment Process:

The HiSET® exam is a comprehensive online high school equivalency test. It is accepted anywhere in the country. The entire exam must be completed within a 12-month period. The entire exam or any number of individual subject areas may be taken in one sitting, but only three attempts in a calendar year are allowed for each subject. Scores will appear on the screen immediately upon completion of each subject except for the written portion. There is no waiting period between dates. Test time is between 5-7 hours for the entire test (5 subtests). A valid Missouri photo ID is required to take the test and a 24-hour deadline prior to test date to register. For more information, practice tests, register, schedule and pay for the exams go to

To request your official transcript click here. You will be required to enter the last four of your Social Security Number, date of birth, full last name and first initial of your first name. This is the only way to access an official copy. Employers and colleges/universities may also go to this site with the above mentioned information to confirm your qualifications.

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Payment Process:
PAY FOR EXAM AND PROCTORING FEE HERE: Three Rivers Test Registration

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-stakes test of analytical ability that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes. The exam measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. This is an entrance exam to graduate schools for students seeking to complete a master's degree. Please contact your school on acceptance of this exam and the required passing score. Payment is required prior to scheduling the appointment. Contact Testing Services at 573-840-9667. For more information go to Millers Analogy Test (MAT).

Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) Exam

Payment Process:
PAY EXAM FEE HERE: Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Registration is not complete until both fees have been paid at least 2 days prior to the test date.

The MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment) is a graduation requirement for anyone seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT). You will be tested over Essay, English, Math, Science and Social Studies. The entire exam is approximately 5 ½ hours, retesting is 1-hour per subject. The entire exam can only be taken one time. After the first attempt only subtests may be taken. Only 2 attempts per subtest are allowed.

Seating is limited and a 30-day waiting period between tests is required.

National League for Nursing Entrance Exam (NLN/PAX)

Payment Process:
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Registration is not complete until both fees have been paid at least 2 days prior to the test date.

Candidates interested in applying for the nursing program must take this exam and score a minimum of 110 to be eligible for the program. Testing is required prior to registration deadlines.

Paraprofessional Exam

Payment Process:
PAY EXAM FEE HERE: Missouri Gateway Educator Assessments - Paraprofessional Exam
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee

Registration is not complete until both the exam and proctoring fees have been paid at least 2 days prior to the test date.

Education candidates with fewer than 60 semester hours and seeking a Paraprofessional position 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. Seating is limited.

Technical Skills Assessment (TSA)

REGISTER HERE: Three Rivers Testing Registration

The TSA exam is a program-specific assessment for Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. This is a 3 ½ hour online exam that assesses knowledge gained from your degree program. It must be taken in the last semester before graduation. High scores receive a certification certificate to assist with employment in your field of study. Degree programs required to take this exam are Accounting, Agribusiness, Agri-technology, Business Management, Early Childhood Development, Forestry and IT Specialist options. Students must apply for graduation before registering for this exam.

A reminder email will be sent to your Three Rivers email approximately one week prior to testing. For more information about the tests go to TSA Exams.

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