Southeast Missouri State University

What is the MAPP Exam?

The MAPP exam is the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress developed by ETS to measure students’ general education skills. It is designed to evaluate program improvement efforts and overall learning outcomes. The state of Missouri requires universities to assess general education using a nationally-normalized instrument. MAPP allows Southeast to meet the state requirements and also its internal requirements to determine general education competencies of students at Southeast.

What is the Purpose for the MAPP Exam?

The MAPP exam allows Southeast to gauge the general education skills acquired by a student at Southeast. Scores received as an exiting student are compared to scores received as a beginning student to show how the student’s general education skills have increased during their time at Southeast and thus how Southeast is meeting their educational objectives.

How is the MAPP Exam delivered?

The MAPP exam is a 2-hour multiple-choice test taken via computer.

Who needs to take the MAPP Exam?

The MAPP is required of students when entering the university and again the semester of their graduation.

The MAPP 1 Entrance Exam is required of the following:

  • First-time student with no credit hours
  • First-time student with less than 60 credit hours
  • Returning student with less than 60 credit hours
  • First-time Transfer student will less than 60 credit hours (with or without a degree)

The MAPP 2 Exit Exam is required of the following:

  • Graduating students’ registration for the MAPP 2 Exit Exam is available after completing 90 credit hours.
  • Associate Degree students will need to take the MAPP 2 Exit Exam during their final semester before graduation.

    NOTE: Any graduating senior who has already completed the California Critical Thinking Skills Test will be exempt from taking the MAPP 2 Exit Exam.
    Second-degree students do not need to take the MAPP 2 Exit Exam IF they completed the California Critical Thinking Skills Test or MAPP 2 Exit Exam with their first degree. If not, the student must complete the MAPP 2 Exit Exam.

If I am an online student, do I need to take the MAPP Exam?

Yes, online students are required to complete the MAPP exams as listed above. If the online student is unable to attend the regular scheduled sessions, the student may request a proctor to administer the exam near his/her location. Testing Services will coordinate proctoring procedures with the student. The exam must be taken during the normal business hours: Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 4:30pm. Online-students may contact Testing Services at 573-651-2836 or testingservices@semo.edu
Proctoring information can be found at the following link: www.semo.edu/testing/proctorinfo.htm

How do I register for the MAPP Exam?

Registration for the MAPP Exams is through Testing Services. Test dates, times, and locations are published on the website. Dates are scheduled one month prior to the beginning of each semester.

To register for the Exit MAPP 2 Exam,

Click here to register for the Exit MAPP Exam.

Registration requires that you submit your Southeast Key (ex. Sestudent1s) and password before access to the registration form is granted.

How will I know if I am registered for the MAPP Exam?

When the registration page is completed, you will receive an email confirmation indicating your registration for the MAPP Exam. The email will include the test date, time, and location of the exam.

How do I change my MAPP Exam reservation?

To change an existing schedule, you must contact Testing Services at 573-651-2836 or testingservices@semo.edu.

What happens if I do not take the MAPP Exam?

For the entrance MAPP 1 Exam:

Failing to take the MAPP 1 Exam during the first semester by the deadline date will result in a hold placed on the student's record restricting registration for the following semester courses. Make-up dates will not be available until last month of the semester.

For the exit MAPP 2 Exam:

Graduation applications will not be approved until the MAPP 2 Exam is scheduled or completed. However, failing to complete the MAPP 2 Exam will result in not completing the degree requirements, in which the diploma will not be generated.

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