The Proficiency Profile exam is a graduation requirement for all associate degree seeking students.
Steps for taking the Proficiency Profile Exit Exam:
Submit a graduation application to the Office of Admissions and Records.
Schedule and take the exam in the last semester of course work (Students who have 9 hours or less of course work may walk at the May commencement exercises, but will not take the Proficiency Profile Exit Exam until the summer semester.)
Receive a letter and/or email of notification from the Office of Admissions and Records that you are eligible to take the exit exam.
Students must take the Proficiency Profile Exit Exam before degrees will be conferred.
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. Test results may be printed immediately after completion of the test.
Preparing for the Proficiency Profile exam:
1. Review online sample questions.
2. Plan two and one-half hours for the exam as it consists of two 60-minute multiple choice tests. A paper-and-pencil version of the test is available; however, those test results will not be available until June 2012. Students must notify the Testing Clerk if they prefer the paper-and-pencil version.
3. Contact the Center for Students with Disabilities at 423.354.2476 if accommodations are needed before scheduling a test date.
Spring March 11 – April 26
Testing is by appointment only. Students approved for the spring test will receive notification from the Office of Admissions and Records. Online registration is open NOW. Students MUST schedule a test date through online registration. The test is available on both the Blountville and Kingsport campuses. A photo ID (Driver's License or school/work ID) is required at check-in. A calculator is provided for testing. You are encouraged to leave your cell phone in your car as it must be stored during testing.
ONLINE REGISTRATION Will OPEN MARCH 4
Contact the office of Admissions and Records
for questions about graduation
or if you cannot register for the test.
Students who have already taken the exit exam at Northeast State or have earned a Bachelor's degree may be exempt,
but must contact Testing Services to determine if eligible for a waiver.
Testing@NortheastState.edu or 423.323.0211
FINAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED
UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE EXAM.