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Testing Services

Assessments in online classes at Missouri Southern can be completed online. Students taking online classes requiring proctored tests, which are tests that must be taken in the physical presence of a testing monitor, will be provided the option of completing such exams online, at the professor's discretion. To take advantage of this option, students will need a reliable internet connection and computer with audio/video capabilities. Students are responsible for a one-time, per-class, per-semester $10.00 charge for this service. Students also have the option of completing proctored exams at physical testing locations, either on campus or at remote locations. There is no charge when using Missouri Southern’s Testing Services Office on campus.

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Testing Information

Students may schedule to take exams through the MSSU Testing Center (Webster Hall - Room 117).Students must contact the Testing Office to make an appointment 24 hours PRIOR to the test date.Students who need an exam proctored off campus are responsible for making proctoring arrangements.Students are REQUIRED to present a picture ID at the time of testing.Failure to take an exam at the reserved time will be reported to the instructor.
To schedule your test, please call 417-625-9577 or email
Office hours for assistance are Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during the fall/spring semesters and 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday during the summer. Testing Times are located at the top of this page in the “Click Here” area.

Proctor Guidelines and Application

Students are responsible for making their own proctor arrangements. For information who is an appropriate proctor and to obtain the application to be a proctor, click the link below. Proctor forms will not be reviewed or approved during finals, please submit them early.  Proctors cannot be friends, family, co-workers, or peers.

Proctor Guidelines and Application

For more information, please contact the Testing Office at 417-625-9577 or email

Severe Weather Information

If MSSU is closed due to inclement weather, the testing office will be closed as well. Your test will need to be rescheduled. Your instructor will understand. Your safety and the safety of our employees are most important.

If inclement or severe weather causes the cancellation of classes or programs at Missouri Southern State University, students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors should check the following sources for announcements:

  • The Missouri Southern website home page; or LioNet.
  • Visit Missouri Southern’s Facebook page.
  • Local and regional radio stations, including 88.7KXMS/Fine Arts Radio International, and radio stations in Joplin, Aurora, Carthage, Miami, Monett, Neosho, Nevada, Pittsburg, Springfield, and stations in Northwest Arkansas;
  • Joplin TV stations KSN, KODE, KOAM and FOX14 and their respective Web sites;
  • Web news services at the Joplin Globe and Joplin Independent.
Please contact Distance Testing at about rescheduling exams.