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East Tennessee State University

Testing

California Critical Thinking Skills Test

All students completing a bachelor degree at ETSU are required to complete the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST).  Students who have completed 75% of their degree program should schedule a time to take the CCTST. To register for the CCTST, visit the Center for Academic Achievement, located on the first floor of the Sherrod Library, or visit https://www.etsu.edu/uged/cfaa/You must bring your ETSU Student ID card to verify your identity and E-number. 

Students who live outside of the area can visit this page for information on taking the CCTST at a local testing center: https://www.etsu.edu/uged/cfaa/testing/test/cctst.php.

Some students qualify for an exemption from the CCTST. To find out if you qualify for an exemption, please contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@etsu.edu or (423) 439-7484 if:

* You have already taken the California Critical Thinking Skills Test;
* You are a second degree candidate;
* You are registered with Disability Services; or
* English is not your primary language.

Students who do not meet this requirement will not graduate.

Major Field Test

Students majoring in the following within the specified semesters will be required to complete a major field test.  Students should check with their major department for more information.

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Allied Health Leadership, Biology, Communication Studies, Digital Media, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Media and Communication, International Affairs (Spring 2019 only), Nutrition, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sport and Leisure Management, and Theatre

Summer 2019

Biology (except Biochemistry), Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, International Affairs, Media and Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Sport and Leisure Management, and Theatre

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Summer 2018

Biology (except Biochemistry), Chemistry, Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, International Affairs, Media and Communication, Psychology, Public Health, Social work,  Sociology, Sport and Leisure Management, and Theatre

Summer 2020

Biology (except Biochemistry), Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, International Affairs, Media and Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Sport and Leisure Management, and Theatre

Students will be contacted by their departments with dates and locations of tests.

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