Testing Services (C2106)

www.northeaststate.edu/testing
 
testing@northeaststate.edu

423-354-0211        Fax 423-323-0240 

Why do I have to take a COMPASS test? – The COMPASS test is a placement test. If you have not taken an ACT/SAT in the past three years or do not have college-level credit in Composition and/or Math, then you must take the test. Also, if you have ACT/SAT scores and they are below a certain level it is recommended you take the test. The test is not timed; students tend to perform better with less pressure.

Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-0211
testing@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/compass
                                     
What tests can I take to earn college credit?  What are CLEP tests? – CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements during the first two years of college. Northeast State accepts credit for over 20 CLEP exams. The most common CLEP exams are English Composition, Biology, History, Psychology, and Spanish. Students receive a “P” for passing instead of a letter grade. The cost per exam is $100.00. 

Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-0211
testing@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/clep
Click on College Testing then CLEP

Online scheduling system: www.northeaststate.edu/testing
Go to: CLEP test paragraph
Click on: Schedule Now  then CLEP (Blountville Campus)      

Does Northeast State give the GED® test? – No. Walters State Community College administers the new GED® Computer Based Test. Northeast State administers the HiSET®. Individuals may take either the GED® or HiSET® to earn their High School Equivalent Diploma. 

Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-0211
hse@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/hse 

Does Northeast State have prep classes for the high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? – No. The area Adult Education Centers offer free HSE preparation classes. Northeast State is a HSE Testing Center. Students must take the Official HSE Practice Test at their Adult Education Center before they are eligible to take the GED® CBT (at Walter State) or the HiSET® at Northeast State.   The Adult Education Centers will assist students in scheduling for their HSE exam.  

Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-2587
hse@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/hse 

I got my HSE diploma through Northeast State and need to send my transcript to a college or employer. How do I do this? Students must obtain and complete the Request for HSE Transcript form. Testing Services is not allowed to process HSE transcript requests over the phone. The student must complete the form and then submit it to Northeast State’s Business Office along with the $5.00 processing fee. HSE transcripts are processed within three business days.
   
Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-2587
hse@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/hse
Click on:  HSE Transcript Request Form 

When can I sign up for the A2, Nursing Admission Exam? – The A2 is only given in the spring semester, March – June, prior to the June application deadline.  The registration form will be available online and registration usually starts around March. 

Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-0211
testing@notheaststate.edu
Web Information:  www.northeaststate.edu
Click on: Counseling and Testing Services, then College Testing, and then Nursing Entrance Exams

How do RODP students schedule their midterm and final exams?  - RODP students can go online to www.northeaststate.edu/rodp to schedule a day and time for their test to be proctored.

Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-0211
testing@notheaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/rodp
Click on: Schedule Now then RODP (Blountville)
or www.rodp.org/current-students/test-proctoring 

What is the Proficiency Profile Exit Exam?  - The Proficiency Profile exam is a graduation requirement for all associate degree-seeking students. 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 covers humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. It will assess students' college-level writing, college-level reading, critical thinking, and mathematics skills. This is not a pass or fail exam. Completion of the exam is required before degrees will be conferred.

Contact: Testing Services Office     423-323-0211
testing@notheaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/exitexam