Missouri Civics Examination

Beginning fall 2019, all new students who are seeking an associate or bachelor degree are required to take the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination, also known as the Missouri Civics Exam.

What you should know about the Missouri Civics Exam

The exam is a graduation requirement for students at public colleges and universities in the state, and is a result of Missouri Senate Bill 807, which passed in 2018.

At St. Louis Community College, the course is MCE 100: Missouri Civics Exam.

  • Students register for MCE 100 as any other course
  • MCE 100 is zero credit hours; there is no cost
  • Preparation materials are online, hosted on Blackboard
  • Students may take the civics exam online as many times as necessary to pass
  • Although the class is zero credit, it must appear on your college transcript
  • MCE 100 will be ready for registration by Aug. 1, 2019
  • Missouri Civics Exam does not apply to students who are seeking certificates

You may enroll in MCE 100 any time after being accepted to STLCC. You do not need to complete any other courses before you register for the exam; it can be the first course you sign up for, if you choose.

Passing MCE 100

After you complete and pass the Missouri Civics Exam, you will receive a notification through Blackboard. A faculty member assigned to the course will submit a P/NG in Banner, and it will show up on your academic record at the end of the semester.

Do I really have to take MCE 100: Missouri Civics Exam?

Some students could be exempt from taking the Missouri Civics Exam.

  • Any student who completed a course at STLCC before fall 2019, or who transferred a course that was completed at another college or university before fall 2019 is not subject to Missouri Civics Exam.
  • Dual-enrolled/early college program students are exempt from taking Missouri Civics Exam.

But, dual credit students are not exempt and must take the exam.


Please speak with your academic advisor, faculty, counselor or admissions staff if you have questions about the Missouri Civics Exam.

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