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Math Competency Testing – (MECA)

Students who place into levels of math below Precalculus Algebra may take a competency exam to attempt a higher math placement. The tests described below are paper and pencil tests consisting of 30 questions with 2 hours allotted for completion of each test. The completed test, including all written work from the student, is submitted to a team of math faculty for evaluation. Each MECA exam may only be taken once.

1. MECA010 may be taken by students placed in MTH010. If they achieve a score of 75% or higher, they can enroll in MTH100. Students MAY use any type of calculator they wish, as long as its only function is that of a calculator. Students may NOT use a tablet or phone calculator app.

2. MECA100 may be taken by students placed in MTH095 OR passed MECA010 OR achieved a “C” or better in MTH011 or in the MTH016-019 series. If they achieve a score of 70% or higher, they may enroll in MTH140,
MTH142, MTH150, or MTH160.

Please note that if a student passes a MECA exam, they MAY take the next higher MECA exam. The student must start with the MECA which fits with their ACT/COMPASS/Accuplacer placement, but with consecutive passing results could take subsequent MECA exams and ultimately be placed in MTH140, MTH142, MTH150, or MTH160.


Schedule a Test 


Moberly Campus Dates

Contact the Moberly office at 660-263-4100 extension 21001 if you have questions.

Report to Student Affairs prior to test start time.

Date                  Time         
May 28, 2020 1:00 pm
May 30, 2020 8:30 am


Columbia Campus Dates

Contact the Columbia office at 573-234-1067 if you have questions.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.

Date Time
June 24, 2020 9:30 am
June 25, 2020 9:30 am
June 30, 2020 9:30 am
July 1, 2020 9:30 am
July 2, 2020 9:30 am
July 7, 2020 9:30 am
July 8, 2020 9:30 am
July 9, 2020 9:30 am
July 14, 2020 9:30 am
July 15, 2020 9:30 am
July 16, 2020 9:30 am
July 21, 2020 9:30 am
July 22, 2020 9:30 am
July 23, 2020 9:30 am
July 28, 2020 9:30 am
July 29, 2020 9:30 am
July 30, 2020 9:30 am


Kirksville Campus Dates

Contact the Kirksville Office at 660-665-0345 if you have questions.

Date                  Time         
Every Friday (unless campus is closed) 9:00 am and 1:00 pm


Mexico Campus Dates

Contact the Mexico Office at 573-582-0817 if you have questions.

Date Time                             


Hannibal Campus Dates

Contact the Hannibal Office at 573-231-0941 if you have questions.

Date                     Time
June 2, 2020 1:00 pm