You may request an exam only after completing all of the lessons preceding that exam.
Exams in Columbia, Missouri
If you are taking your exam at MU High School at 28 Heinkel Building on the University of Missouri campus, no appointment is needed during regular business hours.
Our regular business hours are as follows:
- Fall and winter semesters: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Summer term (usually from early May to mid-August): Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Exams are administered at MU High School:
- Fall and winter semesters: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
- Summer term (usually from early May to mid-August): Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
You will not be allowed to take the exam if you arrive with less than the full time allowed for the exam before office hours end. Your course gives the time allowed for completing your exams.
For Example (Fall and Spring Semesters):
- If the maximum exam time allowed is two hours, you will need to arrive at the Exam Room no later than 3 p.m. If the maximum exam time allowed is three hours, you will need to arrive no later than 2 p.m.
For Example (Summer Semester):
- If the maximum exam time allowed is two hours, you will need to arrive at the Exam Room no later than 2 p.m. If the maximum exam time allowed is three hours, you will need to arrive no later than 1 p.m.
Other Locations for Exams
- Your school, under the supervision of your principal, counselor, or other approved school administrator;
- Any university of Missouri Extension Center or Telecommunication Community Resource Center (TCRC) in the state: Northeast Missouri, Northwest Missouri, Southeast Missouri, Southwest Missouri;
- Any accredited university, college, or community college testing center (non-Missouri residents) — Look for a College Testing Center near you: ncta-testing.org/cctc/;
- The independent study offices of institutions that are members of the University Continuing Education Association (non-Missouri residents);
- Any public library; or, the library of any accredited university, college, or community college, under the supervision of a certified professional librarian (non-Missouri residents).
Note: Courses for students in Grades 3-6 do not have proctored exams.
Military personnel and their dependents may use any location listed above, or they may ask a base education or training officer to proctor an exam.
After obtaining the name of the exam proctor and scheduling the exam, you must notify our office. You may submit your exam request online, by e-mail, by fax, or mail. We reserve the right to approve or reject proposed exam proctors. Relatives may not proctor an exam, regardless of their academic qualifications. Exams will be mailed to the proctor's office address. Because we do not give your address or phone number to exam proctors, you should provide this information to the proctor if you want that person to notify you when the exam arrives. When you take your exam, be prepared to provide your proctor with picture identification.