Schedules are subject to change

Please call (573)582-0817 to make an appointment for testing.

The fee for all tests is non-refundable.


The COMPASS or ACT test is required by Moberly Area Community College of all students seeking a degree or certificate, who have accumulated fourteen credit hours, or who plan to take an English or math course. COMPASS is an untimed, computerized test that consists of three areas of study: writing, reading, and mathematics. The purpose of the COMPASS is to assist in your placement into English and math courses at MACC. The COMPASS test is given at all MACC campus locations. (Dates and times vary, call the individual site for more information.) As the COMPASS testing progresses, you may find that some tests will take longer to finish than others. This is because you will be tested at several different levels of knowledge about the subject and the computer program adjusts to your responses. Once you have answered a certain number of questions on one of these levels, you will either be shifted to a more advanced level of questioning or you will be prompted onto the next test depending on the number of correctly answered questions. There is no set number of questions for any test. There will be no advising available if a compass starts at 3:30 p.m. or later. Bring $10.00 for the COMPASS test fee. This fee must be paid the day of the test. You will be asked to show photo identification at the time of the test. You are allowed to retake the COMPASS.

COMPASS sample test:



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ACT TEST DATES (Residual test)

The American College Test (ACT) is used for advisement purposes only and no students will be refused admission solely on the basis of an ACT score, except when used in the admission process to the Medical Lab Tech, ADN, and AADN Nursing programs. The ACT is given at the Mexico (ATC), Kirksville, and Moberly Campuses. (Please call the Kirksville or Moberly campus for dates and times.) The ACT testing time is approximately four hours. Prior registration with student services is requested. ACT scores are available approximately four weeks after testing. The day of the test, please bring $40.00, two #2 pencils, and a photo ID. CALCULATORS ARE ALLOWED FOR THE MATH SECTION OF THE ACT TEST. Please be advised that you are only allowed to take the ACT test every 60 days. A study guide is available online at



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MACC is an approved residual test site and may administer the ACT to Students for the purpose of satisfying the MACC admission requirement. These scores are not designed to be transferable to other institutions.


The TEAS V was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. These entry-level skills were deemed important by nursing program curriculum experts. The TEAS V is a timed, 170-item, four option, multiple-choice assessment. This is a computer-based test. The test takes approximately four hours. Scores are available immediately after testing is complete. This test is required in the application process for the Practical Nursing programs at Moberly and Mexico, MO. The applicant must have a composite score of 58% or higher on this test to apply to the Practical Nursing Program. There is a $40.00 fee to take the TEAS V exam. This test is given at MACC's main campus in Moberly and at the Advanced Technology Center in Mexico. (Please call the Moberly site, at 660-263-4110, for dates and times.)The following listed study materials are available for purchase at TEAS V Pre-Test sudy Manual and TEAS V Online Practice Assessments.



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NLN Testing

The National League for Nursing (NLN) exams are required as part of the application process for the Virtual Accelerated ADN Nursing (AADN) program at Moberly, Kirksville and Mexico, MO. The applicant must have a composite score of 62% or higher on each exam to apply to the Virtual AADN Program. These exams are entitled: Nace I Care of the Childbearing Family and Nace I Care of the Child. Students must register and pay for these exams prior to the scheduled date as outlined in the testing policies of the NLN. To register for these exams and read NLN policies, go to Click on Testing Services and then Online NACE Registration to register.