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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.

The Testing Services Offices supports the mission of Columbia State Community College by providing assessments and tests that facilitate student success through enrollment, retention, and graduation initiatives. Using trained and qualified test administrators with state-of-the art technology, Testing Services offices intentionally strive to provide quality customer services to all stakeholders with a high degree of personal integrity. As a member of the National College Testing Association, we adhere to their professional standards and practices that have been outlined in the Association of Test Publishers.

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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ASSET Placement Tests

The ACT, SAT or the ASSET test is used by Columbia State to determine course placement for entering students. The ASSET 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 ASSET test or not satisfied with your initial ACT/SAT placement? 

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ACT

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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CLEP

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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