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

Due to new COVID-19 protocols and reduced seating capacities at Vol State Testing Centers, the process for scheduling testing appointments has changed. 

If you are currently enrolled in a Vol State course, and your instructor has instructed you to schedule an appointment with the Testing Center to take a proctored exam via Zoom, please click here to schedule a testing appointment online. * Please note that your exam will be proctored online, using Zoom video-conferencing at zoom.us, and will require a computer or laptop that has a webcam with audio and video recording capabilities.

For all other tests, please email testing@volstate.edu.

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.