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Welcome to Testing Services!

Testing Services Announcement

Testing Services staff are currently working remotely to assist students, faculty, staff, and clients.  You may contact us by email at TestingServices@ColumbiaState.edu or by phone at 615.900.0582 with questions and concerns, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.  From 4:15 p.m. until 6:p.m., Monday through Thursday, please call 931.246.6680 for assistance.  All test proctoring services (on-ground) at all locations have been suspended until further notice. The Appointment Scheduler has been suspended until further notice.

If you are a student, remember to continue to check your ChargerNet, Self-Service Banner and your Columbia State email accounts for more information.

We provide a variety of testing services to help promote academic success for current and prospective students.

The Testing Services Offices supports the mission of Columbia State Community College by providing assessments and tests that facilitate student success through enrollment, retention, and graduation initiatives. Using trained and qualified test administrators with state-of-the art technology, Testing Services offices intentionally strive to provide quality customer services to all stakeholders with a high degree of personal integrity. As a member of the National College Testing Association, we adhere to their professional standards and practices that have been outlined in the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.

We also provide support for the College's academic programs, Tennessee Board of Regents' institutions and testing agencies.

All tests are scheduled by appointment only. Tests are administered on predetermined, published test dates. For testing dates and campus location, go to our ONLINE SCHEDULER. Please register for testing through this website as well.
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ACCUPLACER® Placement Tests

The ACT, SAT or the ACCUPLACER® Test is used by Columbia State to determine course placement for entering students. The ACCUPLACER® is not a pass/fail instrument, but instead determines which courses are best suited to the student's level of readiness. If you are not satisfied with your initial ACT/SAT Placement, you can take the computer-adaptive, untimed ACCUPLACER® assessment.

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ACT

We offer both the ACT National and the ACT Residual Assessments. Click on the links to determine which test is right for you!
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High School Equivalency Tests

Individuals seeing to earn a high school equivalency diploma will have the option of taking the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test).
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Academic Proctoring

ADA Proctoring (under construction)
Online Campus Proctoring
TN eCampus Proctoring
DVC Proctoring
Non-TBR Proctoring
Faculty Make-Up
(update coming soon)
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Exit Exam for Graduates

The ETS Proficiency Profile (Exit Exam) is a graduate exam designed to measure achievement in general education.
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Praxis

The Praxis tests are given to Education majors. The test is designed to measure the basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. The test results may be used to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs.
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CLEP

The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) is a computer based testing that is offered through Columbia State Community College Testing Services.

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