COVID-19 Advisory

Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: August 3, 2020

Testing Center

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of June 8, 2020, masks will be required for all test candidates in the Testing Center. Access to the building and the Testing Center is restricted to BearPass card holders; if you do not have a BearPass card, please call 417-836-6417 when you arrive and we will send an escort to the door. 

Hours of operation

June 8 - July 31, 2020 

Day Testing Start Time Business Hours Last Exam Start Time Exams Completed Time
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:45 PM

Exams will not be permitted to start within one hour of a posted closing time, and under no circumstances will an exam be permitted to start within 30 minutes of a posted closing time. Closing times, especially those which coincide with the Library closing times, will be strictly enforced.

All exams require appointments and must be finished and the test taker have exited the Testing Center by 15 minutes prior to closing. Students who refuse to leave when asked to do so or are disrespectful to proctors or other test takers will be reported to their respective instructors, departments or programs.

In the event of staff shortages or other unexpected events, the above schedule may change on short notice. Please verify our current operating hours before arriving for an exam.

Known closures

Date Hours Closure Reason
June 8 - July 31 CLOSED All weekend dates. 
July 3 - 4 CLOSED  Independence Day Holiday
July 8 LATE OPEN Special Testing Event. Closed to other exams until 1 PM. 

Late arrival policy for scheduled exams: As a general rule, candidates for scheduled exams will be permitted to begin an exam if he or she arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled exam time. Later start times may be permitted at the discretion of the Center staff, space and time permitting.

How can we help you?

We provide testing services in compliance with the National College Testing Association (NCTA). Contact the Testing Center at 417-836-6417 if you have any questions.