College Exit Exam

The Tennessee Board of Regents policy requires all graduates of Tennessee colleges and universities to complete an exit exam prior to graduation. Chattanooga State requires the California Critical Thinking Skills Test. Major testing may also be required in selected fields. Your name will be added to the list/lists when you file your intent to graduate form with the Records Office.  Exit testing must be completed before the Records Office can post the degree or issue a diploma.  Until the degree is posted, a student is not considered to have graduated.

The test and orientation take approximately one hour. The test includes questions on general academic knowledge and skills. Practice questions are available to the CCTST website. This will give you a feel for the type of questions you will encounter on the exit exam. To visit the website, please follow the link: Look at Sample Items #4, 5 and 6.

This semester the College Exit Exam will be offered online. You may complete the College Exit Exam on your timeline, at home or from any location where you can access your Chattanooga State student email.

What to expect:

  1. Watch for your invitation to complete the College Exit Exam in your Chattanooga State email. 
  2. This email will contain a link which will take you to the exam. 
  3. This link is just for you and can only be used one time. 
  4. You have 45 minutes to complete the exam, so set aside 1 hour so you will not feel rushed.

If you have questions, please call the Institutional Research Office: Nathan Petty (423-697-3267) or Traci Williams (423-697-2659)