Missouri State Online Exams

Students in Missouri State Online courses who need to take a proctored exam via Blackboard or a similar computer-based test (CBT) do not need to schedule exams.  Missouri State Online computer-based exams are administered on a drop-in basis during our normal hours of operation.  Please verify our Operating Hours and Known Closures before you plan to arrive at the Testing Center.  NOTE: if your instructor requires a paper-based exam, please refer to his or her specific instructions and schedule your exam using our online reservation form.  

No appointment is necessary for the computer-based exams, however, we must have your instructor's class roster, exam information, and password for the exam on file before we can administer your exam.  A valid (non-expired) photo ID is also required to sit for these exams - if you do not have a valid photo ID, you will not be allowed to sit for your exam. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this requirement.  Examples of acceptable photo IDs include:

  • A Missouri State University ID (BearPass)
  • A valid (non-expired) driver's license
  • A valid (non-expired) government-issued ID 

All exams must be COMPLETE by posted closing times; in most cases, exams will not be permitted to begin later than ONE HOUR prior to the posted closing time. A later start time may be permitted at the discretion of the Testing Center staff.  Under no circumstances will any exam be permitted to start within 30 minutes of the posted closing time. Closing times are strictly enforced. 

We strongly recommend all students review our Policies for Taking Exams prior to using the Testing Center.  If you have any questions, contact us at TestingCenter@missouristate.edu OR 417-836-6417.