Testing Center

Vol State has computerized testing centers to serve students, faculty, and community members at all four campuses in Gallatin, Cookeville, Livingston, and Springfield (Highland Crest). 

Testing Appointments

All testing is by appointment only, and must be scheduled online using the campus links below. When scheduling a time for your testing appointment, you must allow enough time for you to complete testing before the Testing Center's published closing time.  Click here for current hours of operation.

To schedule a testing appointment at any Vol State campus, click the link to your campus below:

Students should make note of all exam deadlines early in the semester and then schedule testing appointments as soon as possible, preferably at least two weeks in advance, as seats will fill quickly, especially for mid-term and final exams. 

Before scheduling the Business Exit Exam and/or Paralegal Exit exam, students must complete the Business Review and/or Paralegal Review first. Contact the Business Division at 615-230-3301 for review information for the Business Exit Exam.  For information regarding the Paralegal Review, please contact the Social Science and Education Division at 615-230-3231.

What is required of examinees utilizing the Testing Center?

  1. Examinees must contact the Testing Center in advance to schedule an appointment. Walk-in availability cannot be guaranteed.
  2. Examinees must pay the appropriate test fees, if applicable, prior to testing.
  3. Examinees must present current, unexpired photo identification for entry into the Testing Center.  Photocopies, faxes, and smartphone photos of ID's are not acceptable.
  4. Examinees must be aware of the Testing Center's operating hours and allow plenty of time to complete testing before the Center's published closing time.
  5. No food, drink, cell phones, and/or other electronic devices are permitted in the Testing Center.
  6. No children or other adults may accompany examinees into the Testing Center. Children may not be left unattended on campus or in the Center while examinees are testing, and the Center cannot be responsible for children or adults who require care and supervision while examinee is testing. 

What services are available to students with disabilities?

Accommodations and support services are provided to students with disabilities who register with the Office of Disability Services.  The Testing Center strongly encourages students with disabilities to contact the Office of Disability Services at (615) 230 - 3472 prior to any testing to discuss possible accommodations.

Test Security and Academic Dishonesty Policy

The Testing Center strives to provide test security by carefully tracking tests and scrap paper. In addition, the Testing Center supports and adheres to standards for academic honesty set forth in the student code. Incidents of academic dishonesty in the Testing Center are treated seriously. Students found to be cheating will lose Testing Center privileges for all classes for the remainder of the semester. If a student is observed using unauthorized aids, the Testing Center Staff will:

  • Stop the student and quietly ask him or her to leave the Testing Center.
  • Collect the test and all unauthorized aids.
  • Retain the test and all materials as documentation of an invalid test administration.
  • Report the incident, in writing, to the instructor, division dean, appropriate administrator, and/or testing publisher.
  • Inform the student to contact the instructor, if applicable.