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Testing Center

The Testing Center provides accessible and secure testing facilities for students and the community. College course exams do not require an appointment. However, most other exams (correspondence, exit, HiSET, HESI, etc.) do require an appointment and may require a test fee. If you wish to check test availability, speak to your instructor or visit a Testing Center location during regular office hours. To maintain confidentiality, we cannot check test availability for students over the phone.

The Testing Center hosts or proctors exit testing, examinations for Pellissippi State courses and many other forms of exams, including the high school equivalency exam, the HESI pre-Nursing exam, and CLEP or DSST.

The Testing Center’s hours may vary by campus. The Testing Center is closed when the college is, including for holidays and for weather- or emergency-related closures and delays.

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.

Other Examinations

From the high school equivalency test (HiSET) to correspondence testing and credit-by-examinations like CLEP and DSST, the Testing Center is your one-stop shop for all other examinations.


Testing Center Policies & Procedures

To keep your test secure and to maintain confidentiality, the Testing Center has procedures and policies that regulate your behavior in the Testing Center. Any student who takes a test in the Testing Center — whether or not he or she is a Pellissippi State student — must comply with these regulations.

Contact Us

Joan Newman
Director, Academic Testing

All Testing Centers will be closed March 12-17 for spring break and March 30.


Hardin Valley Campus
(January 17-May 4)

Educational Resources Center, Room 122
Fax 865.539.7202

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
(January 22-May 4)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Magnolia Avenue Campus, Room 148
(January 22-May 4)
Monday, Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Noon-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Division Street Campus, Room 132
(January 22-May 4)
Monday, Thursday, 2-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Strawberry Plains Campus, Room 2700
(January 22-May 4)
Monday, Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, closed