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Exit Examination

UMKC Exit Exam Policy
The University of Missouri Board of Curators, the Missouri Department of Higher Education, Missouri statute, and the Higher Learning Commission require UMKC to assess the effectiveness of the university’s 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. UMKC has selected the HEIghten as its general education exit exam.

Taking the HEIghten Exam
You may take the HEIghten exam remotely from your computer or any computer to which you have access, such as a library or open computer lab. You do not need to make an appointment to take the exam. You may complete it at a time and place that is convenient to you. Please send an email to testingservices@umkc.edu from your UMKC email account to request the instructions for completing the HEIghten exam. If you have any questions concerning or problems with taking the HEIghten exam, please contact the Testing Services staff at testingservices@umkc.edu or 816-235-5820. Approximately two weeks after you complete the exam module, the requirement will be marked as having been met in your student record. Click here for more information about HEIghten

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Unless you meet one of the exceptions noted below, you must complete the exit exam prior to receiving your bachelor’s degree. If you fail to take the required exam before the end of the semester in which you plan to graduate, you will need to reapply for graduation.
 
Exceptions:
There are four exceptions to the exit exam requirement: One, if you have previously earned a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Two, if you are a School of Education bachelor’s degree-seeking teacher education student or a Bachelor of Music Education student in the UMKC Conservatory and have taken the entire C-BASE test and obtained a score of 235 in all five sections (English, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Writing). Three, if you are a School of Education bachelor’s degree-seeking teacher education student or a Bachelor of Music Education student in the UMKC Conservatory and have taken the MoGEA and achieved the following scores: English (220), Writing (193), Math (183), Science (202) and Social Studies (202). Four, if you are a student in the Bachelor of Science in Biology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences option and have completed the clinical program in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. If you receive an email notification to take this test and you meet one of these exceptions, contact your advisor to ensure the exemption is noted in your student record.