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Testing Services

Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Inclement Weather: If the College is closed, Testing Services is also closed and tests will be rescheduled.


In keeping with the mission of the College, Testing Services helps support the institutional mission of the College by promoting the intellectual growth of students and members of the community outside the formal setting of regular course work. Along with providing high quality testing and assessment services, we subscribe to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines in order to meet the growing needs of our students, faculty, administration and community.

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, registration, and other information, students should contact Testing Services at testing@trcc.edu or 573-840-9667.



*Testers should register and pay for their exam BEFORE they pay the proctor fee (where applicable)*

Three Rivers College Guided-Self Placement Questionnaire



Take the Guided-Self Placement Questionnaire

The guided self-placement process for English, math, and reading allows a prospective student to rate the level of comfort with math problems, English concepts, and reading passages. Prospective students will receive feedback from an advisor on the appropriate courses needed after the completion of the questionnaire. This process considers a student’s capabilities, history, and life experiences while considering career goals, program options, and career expectations. Please click on link above to start the self-guided placement questionnaire.

Certification Exams



Payment Process: Please visit individual websites for more information and to register.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Child Development Associate (CDA)
Cisco Certifications
CompTIA
Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Missouri Agriculture
PSI - Talent Measurement
Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA)
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.

CLEP Exams



Payment Process:
PAY EXAM FEE HERE: My CLEP Account Portal
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



Payment Process:
REGISTER HERE: 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 EXAM FEE HERE: HESI Exam - Evolve
PAY PROCTOR FEE HERE: Three Rivers Proctor Fee
Turn in application prior to deadline.

LPN-RN Bridge candidates receiving the minimum score requirement on the NLN/PAX exam will be provided information from the Three Rivers Nursing Department about registering and paying the test and proctoring fees, 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:
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: HiSET Program

HiSET Exam at Home: Learn more about taking the HiSET test from home on your own computer (restrictions apply) follow the link above. Availability is 15 hours a day, seven days a week.

The HiSET® exam is a comprehensive online high school equivalency test. It is accepted anywhere in the country. The entire exam or any number of individual subject areas may be taken in one sitting, but only three attempts are allowed for each subject in a calendar year. 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 5 to 7 hours for the entire test (5 subtests). A valid Missouri photo ID is required to take the test, and there is a 24-hour deadline prior to test date to register. For more information; practice tests; and to register, schedule, and pay for the exams, go to hiset.ets.org.

To request your official transcript click here. You will be required to enter the last four digits 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 must go to this site with the above 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)
The $10 proctor fee is now included in the MoGEA exam fee.

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 5½ 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.

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

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – CLASSROOM



REGISTER HERE: Three Rivers Testing Registration

Three Rivers students currently enrolled in the IST classes listed below are the only people eligible to register through the link above. Check with your instructor for more information.
  • IST 126 Word Processing Applications (Word 2016)
  • IST 268 Spreadsheet Applications (Excel 2016)
  • IST 269 Database Applications (Access 2016)
  • IST 296 Office Administrative Applications (PowerPoint 2016)

National League for Nursing Entrance Exam (NLN/PAX)


Candidates interested in applying for the RN 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.

Turn in application prior to deadline, preferably with scores but not required.

LPN Bridge candidates receiving the minimum score requirement on the NLN/PAX exam will be provided information from the nursing department on how to register for the bridge exam.

There are now two different ways to take the NLN/PAX exam. For the face-to-face test, you will pay TRC and take the exam in person at the specified location. For the remote online proctored exam, you will take the exam on your computer or laptop anytime (24/7), whenever it is convenient for you. Once you pay for the exam, you will have access to start the exam at any time, but once you click on “start exam,” your exam starts and there is no turning back. Do not start the exam until you are setup and ready to take it. Please check the requirements prior to purchasing your exam.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS EXAM. NO EXECPTIONS.
Please specify TRC is to receive your test results.

Register for a face-to-face test:
Register here for the test and pay the fee, for either the Poplar Bluff or Sikeston locations.

Register for a remote online proctored test:
To test anytime from your own computer (restrictions apply) follow this link: NLN/PAX Online Remote Proctored Exam.

If you already have an account in the NEW platform you can login in here: nlntest.org.

Before registering for the remote option, please read How to Successfully Complete an NLN Exam Purchase (complete guide) before purchasing your exam. The NLN will NOT give refunds.

For step-by-step instructions on how schedule a Remote Online Proctored Test click on one of the following links:

Official NLN PAX PREP Test Materials

Paraprofessional Exam



Payment Process:
PAY EXAM FEE HERE: Paraprofessional Exam
Proctor fee is now included in the exam fee.

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.

TEAS - Allied Health Programs


Turn in application prior to deadline.
There are now two different ways to take the TEAS exam.For the face-to-face test, you will pay TRC and take the test in person at the specified location. For the remote online proctored test, you will take the test on your computer or laptop anytime (24/7), whenever it is convenient for you.

Register for a face-to-face test:
Register here for the test and pay the fee, for either the Poplar Bluff or Sikeston locations.

Register for a remote online proctored test:
To test anytime from your own computer (restrictions apply) follow this link: ATI TEAS Online Remote Proctored Exam.

When prompted to select between the Allied Health or Nursing option, choose Allied Health.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a computer-based exam that is required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Practical Nurse (PN), 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 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.

For more information about the test, click here.

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 3½-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, Business Management, Early Childhood Development, Forestry, and IT Specialist. 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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