Here's where you can find information on the tests that MAC offers. If you would like additional information, contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mark Easter at 573-518-2211.

FALL 2018

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION

Dear Graduate:

With the filing of your application for graduation, you have taken another step towards the completion of the process. Deans Jean Merrill-Doss, Diana Stuart and Roger McMillian join me in requesting that you attend a Graduation Seminar (see the schedule below).     

At these sessions we will discuss the graduation process, commencement, transcripts request, exit interviews for Financial Aid recipients and Career and Technical Graduates, and the exit exam. If you are unable to attend one of the seminars, you may view the seminar online at www.mineralarea.edu . It will be available after the live seminars have taken place. 

All degree seeking graduates are required to take the Exit Exam. Only the Dean of your Division (Arts & Science or Career and Technical) can waive this requirement. If you previously have taken the PPE Exit Exam and scored at or above the National Average (438 or higher on the multiple choice test or a 3 or higher on the essay test) on one or both parts of the exit exam, or scored a 4 on all parts of the Workkeys Exit Exam, you may be excused from re-testing. To do so you must submit an Exit Exam Waiver Form (available on My MAC Testing page or in the Assessment Office); if you fail to complete and submit this form you will be required to retake the current exit exam. The schedule for testing is listed below. All tests will be given in room AS115. More information regarding this test will be given at the Graduation Seminars; sample test items are available on the My MAC Testing page or by clicking the links below. 

You should sign up for your choice of seminar dates in Student Services or by contacting Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202. After you have attended the Graduation Seminar or viewed the seminar online (available after the final in-person seminar; go to www.mineralarea.edu , select "Graduation Seminar Video" on the right hand side of the homepage - AVAILABLE AFTER THE FINAL IN-PERSON SEMINAR), you may register for the exit exam.  You may do this at the seminar, in the Student Services Office or by clicking on schedule your exit exam. (AVAILABLE AFTER THE FINAL IN-PERSON SEMINAR)

Career and Technical degree candidates are required to complete the Graduation Interview Survey in the Career Services Office AS 117 or electronically under quick links on the MyMAC home page.  

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Arts & Science Exit Exam Sample Questions

 

Career & Tech WorkKeys Exit Exam Applied Math Sample Questions

Career & Tech WorkKeys Exit Exam Workplace Documents Sample Questions

Career & Tech WorkKeys Exit Exam Graphic Literacy Sample Questions

 

Exit Exam Test Waiver Form

 

Additional information regarding the Graduation Ceremony

 

FALL 2018 SEMINAR DATES:

(All take place in Rice Lecture Hall A, A&S building)  

DAY/DATE

TIME

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 p.m.

 

FALL 2018 EXIT EXAM DATES

(All tests will be given in AS 115)
 
DATE DAY 9AM 1PM 4PM
10/31/2018 WED A&S A&S --
11/1/2018 THUR C&T -- C&T
11/5/2018 MON C&T C&T --
11/6/2018 TUES A&S A&S
--
11/14/2018 WED  C&T
-- --
11/14/2018 THUR A&S --  A&S

   

A&S = AA, AAT AND AGS DEGREE GRADS      
C&T = AS, AAS, AND CERTIFICATE GRADS

Perryville Higher Ed., Exit Exam schedule:
 

A&S - Monday 10/29/18 @ 8:30 am

C&T - Monday 11/5/18 @ 8:30 am

 
Please contact Mary Bauwens at 573-547-4143 to reserve your seat.

  

 

The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT exam, which is administered at area high schools six times a year. You must apply to take the test with ACT and send payment directly to ACT prior to testing.

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

You must arrive at least a half-hour prior to the start of the test and bring your ACT exam ticket, which will be sent to you by ACT prior to the test date. This ticket will have your room assignment information along with other important info. In addition, a picture ID is required. You will not be allowed to test if you do not have your ID.

If you need other information about the ACT exam, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mark Easter at 573-518-2211.

The preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT Exam, which is administered in September, October, December, February, April and June of each year (see above for more details). However, MAC also offers the Accuplacer examination for those students unable to complete the ACT prior to registration.

The Accuplacer test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s Assessment Center (Room AS 115), as well as other satellite locations. You do not need computer skills to take the test; it is extremely user-friendly and is less stressful than traditional paper and pencil tests. The Accuplacer is designed to measure current skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used to select appropriate levels of the English and math courses you will take, as well as whether the reading requirement prerequisites are satisfied for a variety of MAC courses.

If you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and would like to retake the Accuplacer, you are welcome to take the test as many times as you wish in one or all of the three subject areas. However, we do suggest reviewing study materials for the subject area you are retaking prior to rescheduling.

The fee for the Accuplacer is $20 for all three test subject areas, $15 for two test subject areas, or $10 for one test subject area. You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with the testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check, or credit card in our business office or if you schedule the test online. Please note if you use the online scheduler, you are not required to pay via credit card at the time of scheduling; you may bring in payment when you arrive for testing.

The placement scores are listed on the main MyMAC Testing page under "Course Placement Scores".

 

Mineral Area College Accuplacer Testing Schedule 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

8:30 A.M.

 

12:30 P.M.

 

NONE

 

12:30 P.M.

 

NONE

 

12:30 P.M.

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Summer hours: 8:30 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.)
 
TO SCHEDULE THE ACCUPLACER AT AN OUTREACH CENTER:

 Perryville Outreach Center: Call 573-547-4143

Fredericktown Outreach Center: Call 573-783-7932

or stop by either location to schedule testing time

 
 
For Accuplacer test preparation, please click the following link (registration required): 
 
 

If you would like to see sample test questions, please click the following link:

Accuplacer Sample Questions

 

If you would like to see a sample Writeplacer essay, please click the following link:

Accuplacer Writeplacer sample

 

For more practice regarding math problems, please click on the following links:

 
 
 
To register for the Accuplacer, select one of the links below:            
Accuplacer 2-Subject Area Test Registration Form
Accuplacer Single Subject Test Registration Form

If you still have questions regarding the Accuplacer test, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mark Easter at 573-518-2211.
  

NOTE: The previous placement test used by MAC was the COMPASS assessment test. COMPASS was discontinued in November 2016, but any results from this test prior to that date will be allowed for placement until December 31, 2018.

Graduation Information
Course Placement Scores
CLEP information

http://hiset.ets.org/test-takers

 

Missouri's current high school equivalency test was developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is called the HiSET®. The cost of the test battery is $95.  This includes payment of $10 per test in each of five test content areas ($50 total), $10 as a state registration fee, and $7 per test in each of five test content areas ($35 total) to cover the costs of administering the test at MAC.  Examinees buying a battery do not have to complete the entire battery at one time; each subtest (content area) can be taken separately.  Subtests (content areas) include Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing.  

Purchasing the battery allows individuals to test three times in each content area during a 12-month period. Examinees not passing the first time can retake any or all subtests (content areas) up to two more times within the 12-month period by paying only an additional $7-per-subtest fee (to cover the costs of administering the test at MAC).  

Note: Buying the HiSET battery allows for two additional testing attempts in each content area for retest cost of $7 to cover the cost of administering the test.  Buying subtests individually also costs $10 per content area but extra attempts on subtests are not included when purchased individually.

Create an account and register for testing at http://hiset.ets.org/test-takers . If you choose to take all five test sections in one testing session, make sure you select the starting time based on the schedule below. Testing takes place in the Arts & Sciences building room 115.

 

2018/2019 Test Dates:

October 2 & 4 @ 4:00 pm

November 3 @ 8:00 am

December 4 & 6 @ 4:00 pm

January 5 @ 8:00 am


If you need other information about the HiSET test, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mark Easter at 573-518-2211.   

 

The Missouri General Education Assessment requires students to demonstrate basic general education competencies prior to being formally admitted to an educator preparation program. 

There is a proctoring/sitting fee of $5 per subtest payable to Mineral Area College. Register for testing at www.Mo.nesinc.com .   All tests will be given in the Arts and Sciences building room 115.

 

September/October 2018 Test Dates:
Monday, September 17 @ 8:30 am
Wednesday, September 19 @ 8:30 am
Friday, September 21 @ 8:30 am
Monday, September 24 @ 8:30 am
Wednesday, September 26 @ 8:30 am
Friday, September 28 @ 8:30 am
Monday, October 1 @ 8:30 am
Wednesday, October 3 @ 8:30 am
Friday, October 5 @ 8:30 am
Monday, October 8 @ 8:30 am
Wednesday, October 10 @ 8:30 am
Wednesday, October 17 @ 8:30 am
Friday, October 19 @ 8:30 am
Monday, October 22 @ 8:30 am
Wednesday, October 24 @ 8:30 am
Friday, October 26 @ 8:30 am
Monday, October 29 @ 8:30 am
Friday, November 2 @ 8:30 am
 
 
 
To register with Mineral Area College for the MoGEA subtest fee, select one of the links below.  
 
 
MoGEA Score Report Dates
Test Dates Score Report Date
Jul 30 - Aug 26 September 7, 2018
Aug 27 - Sep 23 October 5, 2018
Sep 24 - Oct 1 November 2, 2018
 
If you need other information about the MoGEA, please contact Tippi Seals at 573-518-2202 or Mark Easter at 573-518-2211.