Exit Examinations

Exit Examinations

Policy

The University of Missouri Board of Curators, the Missouri Department of Higher Education, Missouri statute 173.030.1(9)(e) RSMo, and the Higher Learning Commission require the university to assess the effectiveness of the general education program and all academic programs. With the exceptions noted below, all undergraduate, degree‐seeking students must take a test of general education achievement prior to being granted a baccalaureate degree.

There are three exceptions: 1) students who have earned a bachelor's degree previously from a regionally accredited college or university; 2) students who have taken and passed the MoGEA assessment (passing will be defined as eligible for admission to the UMKC School of Education Teacher Education program for the year you took the assessment); and 3) students in the RN to BSN program and the dental hygiene completion program who first entered the program prior to Fall 2019.

Aggregate results are analyzed and reported by the Office of Assessment. Scores are reported to the University of Missouri System by the Office of Institutional Research.

HEIghten Participants:

You will receive an email notification when you become eligible to take the HEIghten Exit Exam (at completion of 90 credit hours).  The exam is administered remotely; please contact testingservices@umkc.edu from your UMKC student email account for instructions and access code for the exam. 

If you receive the email notification to take the Heighten Exit Exam and you have fulfilled one of the exceptions, contact testingservices@umkc.edu from your UMKC student email account and we will input the exemption on your record.

ALL EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS REGARDING EXIT EXAMS ARE SENT TO YOUR UMKC STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT ONLY.

Exit exams are a degree requirement - failure to take your required exit exam before the end of the semester in which you plan to graduate will delay your graduation and you will need to reapply for a later term.