For testing dates and to register for testing: Testing Schedule
Prospective Walters State students that are required to take COMPASS are:
The American College Testing Residual examination (ACT) is for students who have applied, been admitted or are enrolled at Walters State Community College and are unable to attend a national test date. Resulting scores will be reported to and used solely by WSCC. In order to take the Residual ACT, you must not have taken the examination during the past sixty (60) days prior to testing. A fee of $45.00 will be charged for testing.
The CLEP program is a computer-based testing program designed to offer Walters State Community College students an opportunity to receive college credit in thirty-four (34) general education courses. There is a total fee of $105.00 (CLEP fee $80; WSCC fee $25.00) required for each test administered to students. Contact the Office of Counseling and Testing at 865.774.5812 for additional information.
The COMPASS placement test is designed for degree seeking students and students seeking admission to other selected programs. The assessment is for those under 21 years of age who wish to improve placement based on ACT scores results, to anyone who holds a GED certificate, and for those over 21 years of age. For more specific assessment questions, please call the Counseling and Testing Office, at 423.585.6800 or schedule an exam online. There is no fee for the Compass unless you are challenging your placement based on ACT scores.
The Evolve Reach (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam (A2) is a computer based test consisting of a number of separate modules. The modules used by Walters State County Community College Nursing Program, Physical Therapy Assistant Program, and the Respiratory Care Program include: Math Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Learning Style. Although the examination is not a requirement, it is strongly advised that is be taken by those wishing to apply for these programs. Students can sign up for the exam online.
The Proficiency Profile test is a measure of college-level reading, mathematics, writing, and critical thinking in the context of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The MAPP test is designed for colleges and universities to assess their general education outcomes, so they may improve the quality of instruction and learning. It focuses on the academic skills developed through general education courses, rather than on the knowledge acquired about the subjects taught in these courses.
The Proficiency Profile is a graduation requirement and shoudl be taken in the students last semester before graduation.
The HiSET exam can be taken in the Counseling and Testing Department to obtain your High School Equivalency Diploma. An official practice test must also be completed with Adult Education prior to sitting for the exam. Testing dates are established on a weekly basis and a reservation is required. For more information, call the Counseling and Testing Office, at 423.585.6800.
To order a high school equivelncy diploma visit Diploma Sender online or call 855-313-5799 (additional fees apply to phone orders).
The Praxis exam is one of a series of American teacher certification exams written and administered by the Educational Testing Service. In order to be a teacher in most states in the US, the Praxis test is required. It usually consists of two separate tests, Praxis 1 and 2. The Praxis I, or Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), consists of three exams: reading, writing, and mathematics. The Praxis II assessments cover many different subject areas. In some states, students must pass these exams before being accepted into the student teaching component of the program. It replaced the National Teacher Examination (NTE), also administered by ETS.
The Testing center provides testing services for certification and licensing of pest control operators.
The TN eCampus program is designed to offer students an opportunity to complete academic coursework through the Internet system. Walters State Community College's Counseling and Testing office provides testing proctors for students enrolled in the TN eCampus program. Students needing a testing proctor must contact the Counseling and Testing office to schedule a testing proctor 423.585-6802.