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Exit Testing

All Tennessee community college graduates are required to take an exit exam called the ETS Profile, or EPP. When you meet with your advisor in your next-to-last or last semester about graduation requirements, your advisor will register you for the exit exam.

The exit exam is not part of your grade for any class, and your score does not affect your ability to earn your degree. However, you must complete the exam in order to be eligible for graduation and to receive your diploma.

The EPP tests your skills in college-level reading, writing, mathematics and critical thinking. The exam consists of 36 multiple-choice questions and takes about 75 minutes to complete. If you’re interested, you can view sample questions.

The exit exam helps Pellissippi State assess our courses and degree programs and make improvements as we need to. We encourage you to try your best on the exam. If you try your best, we get the proper results to help us determine how well we’re doing.

Be sure to view the exit exam schedule and reserve a spot that works best for you.

Contact Us

Joan Newman
Director, Academic Testing


Summer 2019

All Testing Centers will be closed July 4.

TN eCampus & other testing at the Hardin Valley Campus only: July 29-August 2.


Hardin Valley Campus
(May 29-July 23)
Educational Resources Center, Room 122
Monday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Blount County Campus, Room 197
(May 31-July 23)
Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Magnolia Avenue Campus, Room 148
(May 31-July 23)
Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Division Street Campus, Room 132
(May 31-July 23)

Strawberry Plains Campus, Room 2700
(May 31-July 23)
Monday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed 1-2 p.m.)