When do I take the EPP?

You are eligible if you have 90 or more credit hours. The exam must be completed prior to graduation in order to receive your degree. You may be waived from taking the exam if you have taken most of your general studies credits at other institutions. Your transcript transfer hours will be evaluated to determine whether or not a waiver is possible.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are graduating in the summer, you need to sign up for a spring exam session. No exit exams are scheduled during the summer session.

How will I be notified to take the EPP and how do I register?

Check your Missouri Western email! Be sure to check your spam and promotions folders, as sometimes the emails go there. Notification and information will be sent via email the first week of Spring and Fall semesters. A link to register for the exam is in the email. In the event that you don’t receive an email, there is an additional link to the registration located in your Griffon GPS. You may also link to the registration page HERE. Please register as soon as possible as available time slots fill quickly. Registering will guarantee a seat will be available for you.

Please note as of July 1, 2023, a $25 University Exit Exam Fee will be assessed to your student account upon completion of the test.

Why take the EPP?
The Educational Proficiency Profile (EPP) is an online exam that assesses student learning in the areas of critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics. It is designed for colleges and universities to assess general education outcomes and inform teaching and learning. Your scores will be compared to scores of other graduates across the nation. The success of Missouri Western students on the EPP influences the perceptions others have regarding the quality of MWSU programs and the value of your degree.

What about taking the exam remotely?

Students preferring the option of remote proctoring will click the “Remote Proctoring” box when you go to the registration site. There will be an extra $40.00 fee for this service and the processing of your request . After you register for remote proctoring, you will receive a new email with directions for registering, paying the fee, and taking the exam remotely. Please note: Using remote proctoring requires a better than average internet connection and the ability to follow directions to get this set up. Also, the dates for doing this are very limited and you will need to select from the times and dates listed. Currently, Feb. 9 (9:00am), Jan.. 26 (10:30am), Mar. 8 (10:00am), and April 26(10:00am) May 10 (10:00am) are available.

What should I expect when I arrive?
Arrive on time! Late arrivals will NOT be permitted to take the exam. You will need to present a picture ID to take the exam. Allow one hour for the exam.

What do I need to bring with me?
Bring your picture ID, a pencil/pen. A calculator will be provided for your use. You may not use the calculator on your phone or computer.

How am I notified of my score?
Your score will automatically display to you after the completion of the exam.

What if I need to cancel and reschedule the exam time that I signed up for?
Please email testing@missouriwestern.edu or call (816) 271-4410 (leave message if no answer), as soon as possible in order to cancel and reschedule your exam.

Please note: If classes are cancelled for weather or other reasons, exit exams are also cancelled.

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