Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam Testing  

IMPORTANT:    Dates for fall 2021 graduates will be added the first of September!   NOTE:  Testing dates are typically added only 30 days in advance, so keep checking back.

The Proficiency Profile/Exit Exam is a requirement for all graduates earning an A.A.S., A.S. or A.A. degree.  Students are encouraged to do their best as all test scores reflect on the college.  Those students receiving a Certificate degree or already have a degree are not required to take the exam. 

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.

This online exam takes two hours as it consists of two sections; 60-minutes each.  It is all multiple-choice questions. A simple calculator, scratch paper and a pencil will be provided by the testing staff.           
Students are encouraged to review sample questions  in preparation for the test. 
Score results are available at the end of the exam. Students may print a copy for their own records.  

Contact Testing Services  for questions about the test or testing dates -Call 423.354.2587 or email testing@NortheastState.edu. Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Late afternoon testing times will be offered throughout the semester.  


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