What do I need to know before coming to take a test at the CFAA?

You can see the complete set of guidelines here.

How do I arrange to take the CCTST?

The CCTST, formerly referred to as the Senior Exit Exam, is offered on most days that Testing Services is open. Go here for more information on taking the CCTST.

How do I register for the GRE, ACT, PRAXIS, or other national tests?

Testing Services offers numerous national tests; more information and links to sites for registration can be found here.

How do I arrange to take a test in my class?

Course tests are offered on a walk-in basis. Your instructor will notify you of the days and times that your tests can be taken. You can take a test at Testing Services in the Center for Academic Achievement (First Floor, Sherrod Library), with proper identification (ID), on any day tests in your class are being proctored.

When is Testing Services open?

Fall and spring semester hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We do not seat students before 8:30 a.m. or one minute after closing time. If lines are long and you are in line when we close, you will not be seated.

What is "proper identification"?

An ETSU student ID is required for ETSU course test-takers. No other identification is acceptable. The photo on your ID must be recognizable (not faded) or you cannot be admitted.

What should I bring with me?

Your ETSU student ID card (see above) is required for admission. Your instructor will tell our staff what materials, if any, you may bring into the testing area (e.g. notes, calculators, or textbooks). If your instructor allows the use of scratch paper, Testing staff will provide it and collect it after your exam is done. Personal belongings may not be taken to your seat unless in a bag provided by Testing staff, which must remain under your seat. Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and stored away from your assigned workspace during testing (not on your person or on the desk). See details below.

Is there a dress code?

You may not wear sunglasses or hats in the testing area. If you are wearing a hooded sweatshirt, sweater, coat, or jacket, please note that the hood may not cover your head at any point during testing. Also, if you chose to wear a sweatshirt, coat, jacket, or sweater with pockets during testing you must empty your pockets of all belongings before entering the testing area.

I get distracted easily, so can I wear headphones during a test?

Free earplugs are available if you are concerned about background noise.

Will there be a place for my child, friend, or parent to stay while I take the test?

No one other than authorized test-takers or Testing Services staff are permitted in the testing area. You may not bring children with you or leave them unattended in the library while taking a test.

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If I arrive after the closing hour, can I still take my test?

Anyone arriving late, even one minute after the closing hour, will not be admitted. See current semester hours above.

What if a technical problem occurs while I'm taking a test?

If a technical problem occurs during your test, Testing Services staff will contact your instructor if the problem was not resolved and you couldn't take your test. Additional testing dates or make-up sessions will be added if necessary.

If there is an emergency closing on the day I'm scheduled to take my exam, will there be a make-up test given?

Testing Services will make arrangements with the instructor for a make-up date or dates.

Why can't I keep my cell phone with me?

Cell phones and other personal electronic devices can be used in ways that threaten test security. As a result, we cannot allow you to have a phone/device on your person during a test. Cell phones and all other devices must be turned off (not switched to vibrate) during testing and may not be taken to your assigned workstation. There is a place for you to leave your books, backpack, jacket, and phone/device inside Testing Services while you are taking a test.

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