The University Exit Exam is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students at Missouri State. It should be completed during your final semester as a student.
The exam will become available in a student's Blackboard account under "My Courses" and "University Exit Exam" upon successful completion of 102 credit hours.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete the University Exit Exam during the semester of their graduation. This exam needs to be completed by the last day of classes of a student's final semester to satisfy graduation eligibility requirements. Both parts of the University Exit Exam must be completed during the same semester. After passing completion of the exam, the graduation requirement will be met and this will be reflected in the student's degree audit within 5 full business days.
The University Exit Exam for the Spring 2018 semester is scheduled to open after the first full week of classes. After the exam appears on your Blackboard site, you will be able to access and complete it. For best performance, please use a desktop or laptop computer with a wired internet connection rather than a tablet or smartphone. Some students have reported difficulty completing the exam on smaller devices, and Computer Services strongly recommends any assessments within Blackboard be completed using a wired internet connection.
Instructions for completing the graduation requirement are available on Blackboard under “My Courses” by clicking on “University Exit Exam.”
Please contact Sue McCrory, Testing Center Coordinator, at 417-836-6120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions.
How the University Exit Exam Works
There are two versions of the exam. Each student will only take one of the versions, randomly assigned.
- For either version, please allow about about 30 minutes for completion.
- Both versions contain the Senior Survey consisting primarily of questions concerning the student's plans post-graduation.
- The 1st version will contain: the Senior Survey and the ETS® Proficiency Profile, a 36-item multiple choice examination assessing basic academic skills such as critical thinking, reading, writing, and mathematics
- The 2nd version will contain the Senior Survey and the Public Affairs Scale. This scale will consist of approximately 36 items that the student will rank on a Likert scale based on experiences at Missouri State University and will include a section for open-ended responses related to student experiences at the university.
- Parts 1 & 2 of either version must be completed during a single semester.
How It's Used
Questions in the Exit Exam will inquire about experiences related to the university’s public affairs mission and plans after graduation.
Feedback on students' experience at Missouri State is essential. Student responses to the University Exit Exam are evaluated by university committees as well as individual colleges and departments. Results of these evaluations and student thoughts inform instruction and planning decisions across the entire university. This feedback is kept confidential and compiled in an aggregated form to protect your personal information.
The University Exit Exam is used to assess student learning in general education and is a Key Performance Indicator. Missouri State also uses the information to assess how much student learning relates to the university’s statewide mission in public affairs.
Missouri State University is committed to providing an accessible and supportive environment for students with disabilities. Our office works collaboratively with other offices on campus to ensure that students are provided with appropriate accommodations to fulfill the University Exit Exam graduation requirement. Students requesting academic accommodations for a disability are responsible for notifying the University of their disability and their request for accommodations.
- To initiate a request for academic accommodations, students must contact the Disability Resource Center, Meyer Library 111, 417-836-4192 (voice) or 417-836-6792 (TTY), DRC@MissouriState.edu.
- Students with learning disabilities who need accommodations for the University Exit Exam requirement should contact the Learning Diagnostic Clinic (LDC), Meyer Alumni Center, 300 S Jefferson, Suite 502, 417-836-4787, LearningDiagnosticClinic@MissouriState.edu.
- Students who need access to assistive technology for the University Exit Exam requirement will be referred to the Access Technology Center (ATC), Meyer Library, rooms 201B-201G, 417-836-4275 (voice) or 417-836-6792 (TTY), ATC@MissouriState.edu.