Exam Info - Admission Exams

Description
The Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. The verbal section measures the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences, and recognize relationships between words and concepts. The quantitative section tests basic mathematical skills and understanding of elementary concepts as well as the ability to reason quantitatively. The analytical writing section asesses the ability to articulate and to support complex ideas, analyze an argument, and sustain a focused and coherent discussion. It does not assess specific content knowledge.
Eligibility
The GRE is taken by individuals applying to graduate or certain professional schools. You can take the GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any 12 month period.
Registration
The GRE is offered on computer at 1 Parker Hall. Online registration is available at ets.org/gre. By choosing Columbia, Missouri as your test location you can easily see the available dates and times. Registration for the GRE is based on availability. You may also register by contacting ETS at 1-800-473-2255.
Fees
The current fee is $205.  Fees are subject to change.  Additional fees apply for rescheduling or other services.
Day of Test
Examinees are asked to report 30 minutes before start times to allow for check-in procedures. A registered examinee must present a valid identification document on the day of the test to be admitted. A driver's license, U.S. passport, state I.D. or military I.D. are acceptable forms of I.D. for U.S. citizens. A valid foreign passport must be presented by citizens of countries other than the U.S. An INS-issued valid "green card" is acceptable with a valid driver's license. No food, drinks or personal belongings are allowed in the testing room. The testing staff will provide the necessary scratch paper and pencils for the test. You must follow the testing procedures while at the test center. For more information please review the requirements at www.ets.org/gre.
Scores
The GRE yields three scores: verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing. Unofficial scores from the verbal and quantitative multiple choice sections are available immediately after the completion of the test on the screen. Official GRE score reports, including scores for the analytical writing section, are mailed to examinees and designated score report recipients within 10-15 days after the test if you choose to type the essays for the analytical writing section on the computer.
More Info
Prospective test takers may view free test preparation materials for the GRE at their website. Additional test preparation is available purchase
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.
Eligibility
Examinees may take the LSAT for the sole purpose of applying to law schools.
Registration
Registration is through LSAC only and may be completed online or by mail. See http://www.lsac.org for more information.
Fees
The current fee is $190. Fees are subject to change.  Additional fees apply for rescheduling or other services.
Day of Test
An admission ticket with current photo and a valid government-issued photo I.D. with signature are required on the day of the test. Bring only the permitted items. DO NOT bring any electronic device!
Scores
LSAT score reports are mailed in approximately four weeks following the exam.
More Info
For more information, please visit www.lsac.org.
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
The MAT is used as a graduate admission exam by many institutions. Examinees retaking the MAT should provide an authorization from the Psychological Corporation.
Registration
Advanced registration is required. Click here to register for the exam.
Fees
The current fee is $120.50. Fees are subject to change.
Day of Test
Two forms of ID with signature are required, and at least one should be a valid government-issued photo ID.
Scores
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.
More Info
For more information, please visit the MAT website.
Description
The Praxis series of exams are required for teacher certification in specific jurisdictions. Missouri no longer uses the Praxis series of exam and has replaced it with the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments. Contact your state department of education for your requirements.
Eligibility
State requirements are on the ETS Praxis website.
Registration
Advanced registration is required. The Praxis exams are offered on computer when the computer-based testing office is open.
Fees
Fee vary depending upon the examination.
Day of Test
Examinees are asked to report 30 minutes before start times to allow for check-in procedures. A registered examinee must present a valid identification document on the day of the test to be admitted. A valid driver's license, U.S. passport, state I.D. or military I.D. are acceptable forms of I.D. for U.S. citizens. A valid foreign passport must be presented by citizens of countries other than the U.S. An INS-issued valid "green card" is acceptable with a valid driver's license. No food, drinks or personal belongings are allowed in the testing room. The testing staff will provide the necessary scratch paper and pencils for the test. Review the Praxis website for specific details.
Scores
Unofficial scores will be available at the conclusion of the exam. Official scores will be available online approximately 10-16 days after your exam.
More Info
For more information, please visit the Praxis website.
Description
The residual ACT is for students who are unable to test on an ACT national testing date or desire to retest at Mizzou. Students seeking specific college requirements may also take this exam. The results are valid only for the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri.
Eligibility
Only students enrolled or seeking admission at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus are eligible to take this exam. It is not a practice test. Test takers may retake the residual ACT after 60 days.
Registration
Advanced registration is required. Click here to register for the exam.
Fees
The current fee is $95.50. Fees are subject to change.
Day of Test
A valid form of photo ID is required for admission. An ACT permitted calculator may be used during the math section.
Scores
Scores will be mailed to examinees in approximately 10 business days following the test and simultaneously to the Admissions office at the 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.
More Info
For more information, please visit the ACT website.
Description

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.

The TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL-iBT) tests all four language skills that are important for eeffective communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The test helps students demonstrate that they have the English skills needed for success.

The TOEFL is about 4 hours long.

Registration

Advanced registration is required. Click here or call 1-800-468-6335 to register for the exam.

You must contact the ETS Test Security Office before scheduling an appointment or registering for the test if you are a refugee, an immigrant or registered resident alien, on active military service outside your own country and do not have a passport, or unable to met the specified identification requirements for any reason. The Test Security office can be reached by phone at 609-406-5430, by fax at 609-406-9709, or email at TSReturns@ets.org

Fees
The current fee is $205. Fees are subject to change. Additional fees may apply for other services.
Day of Test
Examinees are asked to report 30 minutes before start times to allow for check-in procedures. A registered examinee must present a valid foreign passport on the day of the test to be admitted. No food, drinks or personal belongings are allowed in the testing room. The testing staff will provide the necessary scratch paper and pencils for the test.
Scores
Scores will be available online in approximately 15 business days following the test
More Info
For more information, please visit the TOEFL website.