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.

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.  A portion of Vol State’s funding is determined by graduates’ performance on this exam.  It is not a pass/fail exam and does not affect a student’s GPA.  For more information on the ETSP, go to http://www.ets.org and click on ETS® Proficiency Profile.

ETS® Proficiency Profile Testing Dates for the Gallatin Campus

Prospective graduates must go to the Testing Center website (www.volstate.edu/testing), click “RODP and Exit Exam Scheduling”, and follow the directions to reserve a date and time to take the exam. An account must be created in order to reschedule appointments, if necessary, and to receive confirmation and reminder emails. Prospective graduates must arrive on time for testing and stay for the entire 70-minute period. The Testing Center on the main campus in Gallatin is located in the Warf Building, Room 126.  To make arrangements to test at the Livingston campus, please call Lisa Officer at 1-800-563-8220, ext. 5217. 

Date Time
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:30 PM
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 2:30PM, 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2015 12:15 PM, 2:15 PM

Exit Exams at Livingston Campus

Please call Lisa Officer at 1-800-563-8220, ext. 5217 to schedule an appointment to take graduation exit exams at the Livingston Campus.

Graduates' Student Loan Exit Interview

All graduates who received a student loan at Vol State must complete the exit interview online. The instruction for using the on-line exit interview is 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.

GBA-A.A.S. Graduates

All Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Medical Practice Management, Office Management Technology Associate of Applied Science graduates must take the G.B.A. exam. This does not apply to CIT A.A.S., Accounting A.S. TTP, Business Administration A.S. TTP, and Information Systems A.S. TTP.

Before taking the GBA exam you must complete the GBA review through the Business 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 GBA review, you will need to schedule the GBA exam through the Testing Center at (615) 230 - 3484. You will be cleared to take the exam only after you complete the GBA review and return the DVD.

Paralegal Graduates

All Paralegal Studies graduates, 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 at (615) 230 - 3484. 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 towards graduation.