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Graduation

Exit Exams

It is important that you do your best on these exit exams. Your performance reflects upon you, Volunteer State and your program major.

ETS® Proficiency Profile

The ETS® Proficiency Profile (ETSP) was developed to measure and demonstrate the outcomes of general education programs in order to help institutions improve the quality of instruction and learning. It is a test of college-level skills in reading, writing, critical thinking and mathematics designed to measure the academic skills developed through general education courses, rather than the subject knowledge specifically taught in those courses. All of the subject knowledge required to answer each question is contained in the question itself or the supporting materials that accompany the question. 

The ETSP is a state requirement for graduation and helps Vol State measure how well students have been prepared for their future education and real-world experiences. It is not a pass/fail exam and does not affect a student’s GPA; however, since a portion of Vol State’s annual funding is determined by graduates’ performance on this exam each year, it is important that graduates give their best effort. For more information on the ETSP, go to http://www.ets.org and click on ETS® Proficiency Profile.

Graduates' Student Loan Exit Interview

All graduates who received a student loan at Vol State must complete the exit interview online before receiving a diploma or transcript. The instructions for using the on-line exit interview are listed below:

When you have finished, the results will be sent to the Financial Aid Office within 24 hours to let us know you have completed exit counseling.  If you have any questions, please call (615) 230-3456.

A.A.S. Business Applicants

All Business applicants must take the Business Exit Exam. This exam does not apply to CIT A.A.S., Accounting A.S. TTP, Business Administration A.S. TTP, or Information Systems A.S. TTP students.

Before taking the Business Exit Exam you must complete the Business review through the Business & Technology Division. Please contact their office at (615) 230 - 3301 or stop by the Mattox Building room 101-B for more information on the review.

After you have completed the Business review, you will need to schedule the Business Exit Exam through the Testing Center by phone at (615) 230 - 3484, by email at testing@volstate.edu, or in person in the Warf Building, room 126. You will be cleared to take the exam only after you complete the Business review.

Paralegal Applicants

All Paralegal applicants, including certificate and degree, must take the Paralegal Exit Exam given at the College.

A video is available for check out from the Social Science & Education Division office located in Caudill Hall, Room 222. Once you have watched and reviewed the video, return the DVD to the Social Science & Education Division Secretary and then you will be cleared from the division to take the exam.

You will need to schedule this exam through the Testing Center by phone at (615) 230 - 3484, by email at testing@volstate.edu, or in person in the Warf Building, room 126. You will be cleared to take the test only after you return the Paralegal Exit Exam Review DVD.

You may call the Social Science & Education Division with any questions. We look forward to helping you move toward graduation.