Entrance testing helps ensure that you take the appropriate classes in your first semesters of college. If your entrance test shows that you need additional development in college-level skills in reading, English and math, then you may be placed on corequisite remediation courses. These are college-level courses with supplemental instruction to help bring you up to speed.
If you are a new student, or a student transferring to Pellissippi State from another college, you can present either a valid ACT or SAT score (from a test taken in the past five years) or you can take an entrance exam. Students who have previously attended Pellissippi State and are re-enrolling will be placed in classes based upon their previous college-level placement, or will be encouraged to take another entrance test if they have been out of college for more than three years. In addition, if your ACT or SAT scores do not indicate college readiness, you may take an entrance exam to try to “test out” of corequisite remediation courses.
If you are unsure if you need to take an entrance exam, call 865.694.6400.
ACT Minimum College Level Scores
SAT Minimum College Level Scores
EBRW score of 490 for Writing and 500 for Reading
Mathematics score of 500
Accuplacer Minimum College Level Scores
Pellissippi State administers two types of entrance exams, the ACCUPLACER and the Michigan Test.
Give yourself the best chance to do well by studying for these exams. Learn about the structure of the ACCUPLACER exam and what you need to know to do well. Take as many practice tests as possible. Below are test preparation resources and practice questions:
Pellissippi State students can sign up for an entrance exam in myPellissippi. Be sure you read the Entrance Testing Procedures before your test, and be sure to adhere to the regulations. Bring your valid government-issued ID and know your P Number.
We offer the Accuplacer and the Michigan Test by appointment, but you can view available testing dates ahead of time. Sign up for the entrance exam in myPellissippi. If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Disability Services at 865.694.6411.
To keep your test secure and to maintain confidentiality, the following policies and procedures must be followed. Whether you are a Pellissippi student or not you must comply with these regulations.
If you have questions or concerns, ask your proctor before your exam begins or contact Jennifer Rather at 865.539.7189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrive 15 minutes before test time. If you are more than 30 minutes late for the test you will be required to reschedule.
Present your photo ID to the proctor. Your proctor will provide information about the test, scratch paper if needed, and your P number if you do not know it.
Once you have started your test, you may not leave the room without submitting your test to the proctor. You may not leave the room and return to finish your test later.
When you have finished your test, follow the proctor’s instructions before leaving the test room. Turn in all hard copy materials, including scratch paper before leaving the room.
Any violation of the above policies will result in dismissal from the test and you will be asked to reschedule your test at a later date.