- provide a public service by offering computer-based and/or paper-pencil testing services;
- provide a facility conducive to a quality testing environment which will be clean, comfortable, quiet, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly;
- provide outstanding customer service by being friendly, courteous, responsible, informative, accurate and supportive;
- provide assistance to various campus offices in helping students meet their needs for different programs; and
- collaborate with our faculty and administrators, other colleges and universities, testing companies, and national organizations to keep abreast of the most recent changes in all aspects of our testing services.
For test applications, registration, and other information, students should contact the office of Testing and Assessment at 573-840-9667.
COMPASS Placement Test
Register Online for the COMPASS Placement Test
The COMPASS test is an untimed examination taken on computer in Three Rivers's Testing Center, as well as other satellite locations. You will need your Social Security Number to take this test. You do not need computer skills to take the test; it is extremely user-friendly and is less stressful than traditional paper and pencil tests. The COMPASS is designed to measure current skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used to select appropriate levels of the English and Math courses you will take. Testing time varies. Note: A student can only take the COMPASS test once every 30 days. Any attempts after the first, within a 30-day period, will not be recognized. For more information, visit the COMPASS website.
Schedule your COMPASS test online or contact the Office of Testing and Assessment, if you have any questions at 573-840-9667.
ETS Exit Exam (Proficiency Profile Assessment)
MANDATORY FOR ALL GRADUATES
Register Online for the ETS Exit Exam
The ETS Proficiency Profile assesses four core skill areas - critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics - in a single test to gauge general education outcomes for improvements in the quality of instruction and learning. This is a two hour online exam with an accompanying survey. Students must apply for graduation before registering online for this exam, which must be taken during their last semester. Allied Health students must take the exam the semester prior to graduation. There is no cost for this exam. To register, click the link above, select ETS Exit Exam, select the date and time, complete the registration page and click on submit. A reminder email will be sent to your Three Rivers email approximately one week prior to testing. For more information about the exam, visit the ETS website.
Technical Skills Assessment (TSA)
Register Online for the TSA Exam
The TSA exam is a program-specific assessment for Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. This is a 3.5-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 usable to assist with employment in your field of study. Check with your instructor to see if your degree program requires you to take this exam. Students must apply for graduation before registering for this exam. To register, click the link above, select TSA Exam, select the date and time, complete the registration page and click on submit. A reminder email will be sent to your Three Rivers email approximately one week prior to testing.
Register Online for the C-Base Exam
The College Basic Academic Subjects Exam (C-BASE) is required for all education majors in the state of Missouri. Students must pass all four sections of C-BASE: Writing/English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies for admission to a four-year degree program. C-BASE is offered in the months of January, March, June, September, and November/December. The testing fee is $63. Testing time: four hours.
- Assessment Resource Center
- Student’s Guide to College BASE Handbook
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Register Online for the MAT
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level 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 test 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 for graduate schools for students seeking to complete a master's degree. Testing fee is $78. For more information milleranalogies.com.
Register Online for CLEP Test
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of tests that 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 tests. CLEP is given on computer by appointment only. The testing fee is $18 payable to Three Rivers College and $80 payable to CLEP. Testing time: two hours.
- College Board CLEP Exam Description
- College Board CLEP Application
Allied Health Programs - HOBET V
Register Online for the HOBET V Exam
The Health Occupation Basic Entrance Test (HOBET) V is a computer-based exam that is required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program, Surgical Technology Program and the Paramedic Program. This is a computer based diagnostic instrument that assists health occupations education programs to evaluate academic aptitude, learning styles, and test taking skills of new applicants to their programs. The HOBET V 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 3 hours and 29 minutes. Students are required to register online for this exam and payment is due at time of registration. The fee for testing is $53.
- HOBET Prep/Study Guides
Three Rivers is the official testing site for the GED high school equivalency exam. Students must apply for test admission with the state GED office in Jefferson City. There is a $20 application fee. Upon receipt of the admission form from the state, students must complete the eight-page GED Demographics Form at a local Adult Education and Literacy Center. To register to take the GED at Three Rivers, students must submit their state admission form, Candidates Responsibility Sheet, completed demographics form, and a $20 testing fee to the Three Rivers Testing Office prior to the test registration deadline. For a registration packet or more information about policies and procedures, please call the Testing Office at (573) 840-9667. For more information or to download an application visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.
- GED Information Packet
- GED Application Deadline Information
Register Online for a Proctored Exam
Students attending other colleges needing a proctored exam administered may contact the Three Rivers Testing Office at 573-840-9667. There will be a $18 fee per test for all correspondence/distance education exams administered.