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ACT - American College Test

American College Test

Description MU Testing Services administers an ACT Residual Program, which means that the scores for ACT tests taken with us may only be sent to University of Missouri-Columbia and not to any other school or program.  The residual ACT is not valid for any institution other than the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Eligibility Examinees may retake the residual test after 60 days.  
Registration The ACT is offered on select Saturday afternoons at 218 Parker Hall. Click here to register for the exam.   The dates for 2017 are January 21, February 25, March 25, and April 29.
Fees The fee for the ACT is $88.50.
Day of Test A valid photo I.D. is required on the day of the test.  An ACT-allowed calculator is also permitted.
Score Reports ACT test results are mailed to examinees in approximately 10 days following the test and simultaneously to Admissions at University of Missouri-Columbia.  Scores will not be sent to any other agency or institution.  Scores will not be sent via email, telephone, or fax.
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LSAT - Law School Admission Test

Law School Admission Test

Description The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all law schools that are members of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The LSAT provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The paper-based version of the LSAT is administered three times a year at the University of Missouri.
Eligibility Examinees may take the LSAT three times in any two year period. This policy applies even if you cancel your score or it is not otherwise reported. If you have extenuating circumstances LSAC may grant exceptions to the policy.
Registration Registration is through LSAC only and may be completed online or by mail.  See for more information.
Fees The current fee for the LSAT is $175.00. The fee is subject to change.  Additional fees apply for other services.
 Day of Test An admission ticket with current photo and a valid government-issued photo I.D. are required on the day of the test.
Score Reports LSAT score reports are mailed in approximately 4 weeks. 
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MAT - Miller Analogies Test

Miller Analogies Test

Description The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is an analytical ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Most of the analogies on the MAT are verbal analogies, and few are quantitative. It is a computer-based test and lasts one hour.
Eligibility Examinees retaking exams should provide an authorization from the Psychological Corporation.
Registration Advanced registration is required date. Click here to register for the exam.
Fees The current fee is $118.50.
Day of Test Two forms of I.D. with signatures are required, and at least one should be a valid government-issued photo I.D.
Score Reports Unofficial scores will be available at the conclusion of the exam. Official scores will be sent to the institutions selected at the time of the exam.
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MCAT - Medical College Admission Test

Medical College Admission Test

Description The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee's knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
Eligibility Individuals who sit for the MCAT should be preparing to apply to a medial school. At the time of testing you will be required to sign a statement verifying your intention of applying to a health professions school. If you have attended three or more MCAT administrations, you must apply for special permission to take the MCAT again.
Registration Registration is through MCAT only and may be completed online or by mail. Information booklets with registration forms are available in the Testing Services office.
Fees The current fee for the MCAT begins at $305, subject to change.  Additional fees may apply.
Day of Test  A valid government-issued photo I.D. with signature must also be presented on the day of the test.   You will be required to submit fingerprints for digital collection and will be scanned with a metal detector prior to entering the testing room.  
Score Reports Scores are reported in each of the following areas: Biological and Biochemical Foundiations of Living Systems, Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior, and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills.. Medical college admission committees consider MCAT scores as part of their admission decision process. Score reports are mailed in approximately 60 days.
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