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Below are tests organized by the Assessment Office. Click to expand and show test information and dates.

Do you need assistance preparing for an exam? Visit the LearningExpressLibrary to access study material or contact the Talent Development Center.


The MoGEA is the exam that determines acceptance into the college of education.  

Visit the following link to REGISTER & SCHEDULE your MoGEA or for more information:


  • Once you've created or logged into your account, purchase the exam
  • THEN, go to Current Registrations
  • On the right side of the screen, click on Schedules
  • Select Unscheduled
  • You should then be able to select the test date, time and center

Students must bring both a government issued photo ID AND their Bearcat card. There will be a $5 proctoring fee for each subtest/scheduled hour of testing.  

You may contact the Assessment Office with questions at 660.562.1452.

Missouri Content Assessments

Missouri Content Assessments are required for completion of the teacher education program and certification in Missouri.

To determine which Missouri Content Assessment(s) you must take please contact your advisor or the TESS office (Administration Building 348, 660.562.1189)

To register for the Missouri Content Assessments, please go to  You can also view available seats at  

For more information about the You may contact the Assessment Office with questions at 660.562.1452 or the customer service for the MCA program at 800.215.0996.


The ACT (American College Test) is a college admittance test. The test is made of four sections: reading, writing, mathematics, and science with an optional writing portion.

The following is a list of test dates:

Date Time Location
September 12, 2015 8 AM Garrett-Strong 2nd Floor
December 12, 2015 8 AM Garrett-Strong 2nd Floor
February 6, 2016 8 AM Garrett-Strong 2nd Floor
April 9, 2016 8 AM Garrett-Strong 2nd Floor
June 11, 2016 8 AM Garrett-Strong 2nd Floor


The SAT is a college admittance test. 

The following is a list of test dates:

Date Time Location
October 3, 2015 8 AM Garrett-Strong 2nd Floor
May 7, 2015 8 AM Garrett-Strong 2nd Floor


GED examinations will be held at the Northwest Technical School in Maryville, MO. For registration and further GED information, you may contact:

Northwest Technical School
1515 South Munn
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660.562.3022

For information regarding GED test preparation contact:
Adult Basic Education
Phone: 660.582.5615 

General Education Assessment

This test is administered to all students as they reach 60 credit hours. This test covers general education questions from four broad academic areas: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.

Students are required to take this exam in order to pre-register for classes. In addition, participation and minimum achievements may be required of students in certain programs. Check with your major advisor.

Students who are education majors are required to take the MoGEA in lieu of the General Education Assessment.

For information about accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact the Assessment Office. You will need a copy of your LAP/S letter.

GRE Subject Tests

The GRE® Subject Tests are standardized exams used to evaluate candidacy for graduate school. The GRE® Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure your knowledge of a particular field of study.

See registration deadlines and guidelines at To register for the GRE Subject Tests, you must create an online account.  Please keep in mind that Northwest is a paper-based test center and only offers the GRE subject tests.

If no one has registered to take ANY of the subject tests prior to the registration deadline, the GRE subject tests will not be offered on that test date.

Standby registration for GRE is permitted on a first come, first-served basis, provided there is sufficient seating and test materials. Not all subject tests are administered on a given testing date; therefore, standby registration is not available for those tests on that date. It is strongly advised that you contact the Assessment Office at 660.562.1452 or at during the office hours of (8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday) within 48 hours of the testing date to determine if there is a possibility of admittance as a standby. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT A PERSON WHO PLANS ON STANDBY REGISTRATION WILL BE PERMITTED TO TAKE THE EXAM. For further information, please refer to the GRE Bulletin or the GRE website listed above.

Major Field Tests

Some majors and departments require students in their senior year to take a Major Field Test. The test will encompass questions related to specific majors. There are two types of tests given depending on the major.

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Math
  • MBA
  • Music
More Info about ETS MFT
  • Art
  • Biology
  • History

More info about ACAT

Your exam will typically be scheduled through your senior seminar or capstone course. Please talk to your advisor or department chair if you have any questions or concerns about your MFT. Please contact the professor of your senior seminar or capstone course to make arrangements for your MFT. They will have you coordinate with the Assessment Center and Proctoring Center. You will need a copy of your LAP/S letter when requesting accommodations.


The PRAXIS is used to award teaching licensure FOR STATES OTHER THAN MISSOURI. Northwest will begin offering computer-based PRAXIS tests for those we need to take it for certification in other states. See registration deadlines and guidelines at

Other Exams

Tests such as those given for teacher accreditation in other states, testing for other institutions, scholarship applications, or employment purposes, etc.

Cost: Typically the fee is $35, however, the cost varies depending upon test administered.

Northwest Missouri State University belongs to KC REACHE, an alliance of Kansas City area colleges and universities. KC REACHE colleges and universities have opened their testing centers to all KC REACHE students. If your online instructor requires you to go to campus to take exams, you can utilize a testing center nearest you by taking your exam at another member campus.

Visit to find out how you can take advantage of these privileges.