Graduation Information


Exit Exam Testing


Graduates who will earn an A.A.S., A.S., or A.A. degree must take the Proficiency Profile examination to fulfill graduation requirements. This exam is to be taken during the last semester of coursework. Students receiving a Certificate are not required to take the exam. Diplomas will be withheld until the exam is completed.

 Proficiency Profile



The exam focuses on the overall academic skills students have developed through the general education curriculum rather than measuring knowledge in specific subjects. The exam is divided into three components: humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Each area will test your college-level writing, college-level, reading, critical thinking, and mathematics skills

  1. This online exam consists of two 60-minute tests with multiple choice questions.
  2. You may review sample questions, in preparation for the test, by going to online sample questions..”

For testing dates/times and test locations, please click here. Contact Testing Services for questions about the test or testing dates. Call 423-323-0211 or 423-282-0800, ext. 3211. Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday


Financial and/or Library Obligations


Pursuant to 49-3364 Tennessee Code Annotated, no transcripts, diplomas, certificates, or grade reports will be issued to any student who has not satisfied all debts, obligations, or fines owed to the college, including but not limited to parking fines, returned checks, financial aid encumbrances, or LBR (Library) encumbrances.

Career Services


Career Services provides job seeking assistance and job referrals to enrolled students and alumni. Assistance is available on topics such as writing resumes, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and dressing for success.

The Career Services Office maintains files for two-year Associate of Applied Science graduates who will be seeking employment upon completion of a degree and/or certificate from Northeast State. Please print, complete and submit the Graduate Information Sheet  to the Career Services Office in room C2418 on the Blountville campus. You may visit the Career Services Office located in the General Studies Building, Room C2418. The office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Invitations and Rings


Please contact the Northeast State bookstore at (423) 279.3340 or