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Testing Information

For testing dates and to register for testing: Testing Schedule

Who Needs Testing?

Students Under 21

  • Prospective Walters State students under 21 years-of-age must have ACT or SAT scores with the exception of prospective students with a High School Equivelency Diploma. GED/HiSET graduates, under 21, may choose either the ACT or COMPASS.

Students Over 21

Prospective Walters State students that are required to take COMPASS are:

  • Prospective students over 21 years-of-age that are degree seeking and have never attended college or
  • Transfer students that have not completed college level English and/or Algebra.

Types of Tests


The Accuplacer exam is a test designed for degree seeking students seeking admission to WSCC. The Accuplacer assessment is for those under 21 years of age who wish to improve placement based on ACT results, to anyone who holds a high school equivalency diploma, 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 Accuplacer unless you are challenging your placement based on ACT scores. The fee for challenging the ACT is $10.00 and students must wait 30 days between tests.

Register for Accuplacer Exam

ACT Residual Testing

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 $80.00 will be charged for testing.

Students eligible for Tennessee Lottery Scholarship monies must have national or state ACT scores. Contact the Counseling and Testing Office at 423.585.6800 or register for testing online.

Register for Residual ACT Exam

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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-three (33) general education courses.

The total exam fees are $114.00:

  • $90.00 paid to CLEP to purchase the exam
  • $25.00 paid to WSCC for administering the exam. Fee is paid when registering.

Purchase CLEP Exam

Register for CLEP Exam

Contact the Office of Counseling and Testing at 423.585.6802 for additional information.

Pre-Test Exercises

Evolve Reach (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam (A2)

The Evolve Reach (HESI) Admission Assessment Exam (A2) is a computer-based test consisting of several separate modules. The modules used by Walters State Community College Nursing Program, Physical Therapy Assistant Program, Respiratory Care Program, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, and Surgical Technology Program include: Math Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Learning Style.

Although the examination is not a requirement, it is strongly advised that it be taken by those wishing to apply for these programs. Students can sign up for the exam online. A fee of $75.00 will be charged for testing.

Register for Evolve Reach (HESI) Exam

Exit Examination for Graduates
Proficiency Profile

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 should be taken in the student's last semester before graduation.

Register for Exit Exam


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 equivalency diploma visit Diploma Sender online or call 855-313-5799 (additional fees apply to phone orders).

Pearson Vue

WSCC testing center is an approved Pearson Vue testing site. Pearson Vue is a global leader in computerized testing for IT, academic, government and professional programs.

Pearson Vue Testing Centers offer computer-based testing that lead to professional certifications and licensure. To schedule a Pearson Vue exam, visit the Pearson Vue website and click the "For Test-Takers" tab.

Register for Pearson Vue Exam

Praxis Exam

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.

Register for Praxis Exam

TN eCampus
(formerly ROCC/RODP)

The TN eCampus program is designed to offer students an opportunity to complete academic coursework online. 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 at 423.585.6802 or register online.

Register for Testing Proctor