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.

The College Exit Exam Schedule for graduates is shown below. The exams will be in the Health Science Center (HSC Building) on the first floor. Allied Health programs may offer special sessions for their graduates. Check with your department for your schedule.

Semester Dates Times
College Exit Exam Schedule
Fall 2019 Tuesday, November 5th 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:15 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 3:30 PM
Spring 2020 Wednesday​ April 8, 2020 8:45 am, 9:15 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:45 pm
  • Please bring your student ID or a picture ID.
  • You may attend any session you wish.
  • You do not need to pre-register.
  • You need to arrive at least 10 minutes early.
  • Watch your TigerMail for a reminder a couple of weeks before the exam.
  • No one will be admitted late to a testing session.

If you have questions, please call the Institutional Research Office (423) 697-4465.