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Welcome to Testing Services!

We provide a variety of testing services to help promote academic success for current and prospective students.

We use trained and qualified test administrators and state-of-the-art technology to meet all your testing needs. We offer testing services at each of our five campuses. The Columbia State Testing office is a member of the National College Testing Association.

We also provide support for the College's academic programs, Tennessee Board of Regents' institutions and testing agencies.

All tests are scheduled by appointment only. Tests are administered on predetermined, published test dates. For testing dates and campus location, go to our ONLINE SCHEDULER. Please register for testing through this website as well.
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COMPASS & ASSET Placement Tests

The ACT, SAT or the COMPASS test is used by Columbia State to determine course placement for entering students. The COMPASS is not a pass/fail instrument, but instead determines which courses are best suited to the student's level of readiness. Need to take the COMPASS test or not satisfied with your initial ACT/SAT placement? 

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We offer both the ACT National and the ACT Residual Assessments. Click on the links to determine which test is right for you!
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High School Equivalency Tests

Individuals seeing to earn a high school equivalency diploma will have the option of taking the HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test) or GED®(General Educational Development) Exam.
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Exit Exam for Graduates

The ETS Proficiency Profile (Exit Exam) is a graduate exam designed to measure achievement in general education.
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Praxis (PPST)

The Praxis tests are given to Education majors. The test is designed to measure the basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. The test results may be used to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs.
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The CLEP (College Level Examination Program) is a computer based testing that is offered through Columbia State Community College Testing Services.

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