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Although MACC is an open admission college, certain classes and programs require testing for various reasons.

Placement Guide


Math Pathways Chart


Click on the links below to view exam information and testing dates available at MACC.


The Accuplacer is one of the exams used by Moberly Area Community College for placement into English and math courses.


ATI TEAS (formally TEAS-V)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) is required in the application process for the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Virtual Accelerated ADN (AADN), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Practical Nursing (PN), and Surgical Technology programs. For additional admission information, please see the Health Science Programs information page.



CLEP exams allow people who have acquired knowledge outside the usual educational settings to show that they have learned college-level material so that they can bypass certain college courses. The CLEP exams cover material that is taught in introductory-level courses at many college and universities.



The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) certifies that the taker has high school-level academic skills.


M.E.C.A. (Mathematics Exit Competency Assessment)

The M.E.C.A. allows a student the opportunity to challenge and appeal his/her/their current mathematics course placement, which is based on ACT, SAT, and/or Accuplacer scores. The M.E.C.A. is a competency-based assessment which may be completed one-time-only for each course to place out of MTH010, MTH042, MTH060, or MTH095. The assessment is completed in a proctored environment with a two-hour time limit; upon completion, the assessment is scored by mathematics faculty using a skill-based rubric. There is no fee to take the M.E.C.A., and it is currently offered in two formats. Students may go to an MACC location to take a paper-and-pencil version of the M.E.C.A., or students may take the M.E.C.A. virtually using a software program which requires a desktop or laptop computer (no Chromebooks) equipped with a webcam and microphone to proctor the assessment. Students scoring proficient on the M.E.C.A. will be allowed to place out of a mathematics course and, therefore, into the subsequent mathematics course in the general education course sequence. Please see an advisor at any MACC location for details and proctor schedules related to the M.E.C.A.




MoGEA is a required assessment for education majors.


Proctored Exams

A proctored exam is one that is taken under supervision. According to MACC's policy, a proctored exam must be taken at one of our MACC locations or by a pre-approved professional.


Writing Appeal

Students may opt for a one-time writing appeal to demonstrate the writing (but not reading) skills necessary for LAL101 or equivalent. An advisor will schedule the student by enrolling them in the Canvas writing appeal course. The appeal is a 90-minute timed writing assignment, with a topic selected from a predefined series of options. If the appeal is granted, the student is deemed to have satisfied the minimum writing requirement for LAL101 or equivalent. Results will be communicated to the student by MACC Student Affairs. There is no charge for the writing appeal. Please see an advisor for additional details.



WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring "real-world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success.