Testing Center
The Testing Center 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, in compliance with the nationally recognized NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines, in order to meet the growing needs of our students, faculty, administration, and community. We are also a Certified Test Center by the National College Testing Association. Within this framework, the Testing Center strives to:
  • 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.
The Testing and Assessment Center is located in Room 209 of the E.K. Porter Distance Learning Center. The Center administers a number of different tests ranging from the COMPASS placement assessment for new students to the ETS exit assessment for Three Rivers graduates. A brief description of the testing services offered by the Testing and Assessment Center are listed below.

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’ 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. Picture ID is required. To register, click the link above, select Compass Placement Exam, select the date and time, complete the registration page, and click on submit. For more information, visit the COMPASS website.

ETS Exit Exam (Proficiency Profile Assessment)

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 2 ½ 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 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 usable to assist with employment in your field of study. Degree programs required to take this exam are Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Management, Early Childhood Development, Forestry and IST: Executive, Legal, Medical, Medical Billing and Coding and Microcomputer options. 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.

MoGEA Exam

Register Online for the MoGEA Exam
The MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment) is required of all education majors planning on attending a 4-year institution in the state of Missouri. You will be tested over Essay, English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Scoring is immediate, except for the essay. The option to take the entire exam in one sitting 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 subtest may be taken.

Cost for the MoGEA test will be $49 for the entire test (entire test can only be taken once) with a separate $18.50 proctoring fee, for a total cost of $67. Re-testers must pay a $25 test fee (per subject) and a separate $18.50 proctoring fee (per test day).

To register and pay for the MoGEA test go to The next step is to go to to pay online the separate $18.50 proctoring fee. Registration is not complete until BOTH fees are paid. Seating is limited.

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 $78.50. To register, click the link above, select MAT Exam, complete the registration and payment page and click on submit. Contact testing office at 573-840-9667 to schedule your appointment. For more information

CLEP Tests

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. This is a two hour exam. The testing fee is $18.50, click the link above, select CLEP Exam, select the subject, complete the payment page then submit. Once payment is made, contact the testing office at 573-840-9667 to schedule your appointment.

All CLEP exam payments must be made by test-takers online through the My Account portal at Other forms of payment (i.e., credit card, check, money order) will no longer be acceptable at test centers (individual test center fee collection remains as is). The online exam payment process via My Account is required prior to testing at test centers.

Allied Health Programs - TEAS V for AH

Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health (TEAS V for AH) is a computer-based exam that is required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program, Surgical Technology, and the Paramedic programs. 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 TEAS V for AH 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. The fee for testing is $71. To register, go to and click on "Create an Account." Deadline to register is 48 hours prior to test date.

HiSET Exam

The HiSET® exam is replacing the GED exam in Missouri. The HiSET exam is a comprehensive online high school equivalent test. The HiSET exam will be accepted anywhere across the country. The cost for the exam is $60 for the first attempt and two free retests. Additional fee will be $7 per subject per attempt. 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. Scores will print immediately except for the writing portion. Test times are as follows: Writing part 1 - 75 minutes, Writing Part 2 - 45 minutes, Math - 90 minutes, Science - 80 minutes, Social Studies - 70 minutes and Reading - 65 minutes.

For more information, practice tests and how to register and pay for the exam please go to

Correspondence Testing

Register Online for a Proctored Exam
Correspondence or proctored exams for other institutions are done through the testing center by appointment only. Proctoring fee is $18.50 per exam.

To register, click the link above, select Correspondence/Proctored Exams, complete the registration and payment page then submit. Once payment is made, contact the testing office at 573-840-9667 to schedule your appointment.
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