Testing Services

Testing Services supports the mission of Southeast Missouri State University by providing high-quality assessment services to students and the community.

Fulfilling our mission includes:

  • Providing exams in a professional, secure, and accessible environment that supports academic success.
  • Promoting an atmosphere that encourages students, faculty, staff, and community members to readily utilize our numerous services.
  • Offering the most advanced testing options to assist individuals as they pursue academic and professional fulfillment.
  • Creating optimal test environments in compliance with the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

Testing Services coordinates academic assessment and other testing programs, which are offered to Southeast students and members of the community. Testing Services supervises placement testing for new students, placement and exit testing for various University programs, the Credit by Exam program and correspondence testing as well as high school outreach programs such as dual enrollment examinations. Testing Services also coordinates high school equivalency (HiSET), special accommodations testing, state testing and national testing programs, either as a test center or as a source of information.

Southeast Missouri State University Testing Services is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC), supporting distance learning.

Testing Services is located in Kent Library, 1st floor Room 108. Enter building through the east-side entrance doors by Textbook Rentals.

Individuals needing assistance into the building, please contact Testing Services at 573-651-2836 prior to arriving.



Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visitor Policy

While it is important for candidates to have a support system in place, visitors are not allowed in the testing rooms for any reason. Visitors may wait in the reception area or the hallway where benches and chairs are available. Children are not permitted in the testing rooms or to be left unattended while a candidate takes an exam.


Kent Library Room 108
Testing Services
One University Plaza, MS 3970
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701