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Senior Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)

As part of our ongoing effort to upgrade the quality of our academic programs, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga requires all students to participate in a program designed to measure knowledge gained through general education courses.  As a part of this program, all undergraduate graduating seniors are required to take the ETS Proficiency Profile, a standardized multiple-choice test used to measure content areas related to basic general education (writing skills, mathematics, reading, science, and critical thinking).  Aggregated results from these tests will help us to evaluate how well the University prepares students in areas of general education and thus improve the University's curriculum.  Another important aspect of this test is the fact that crucial state funding for the UTC programs and services for students is directly linked to the scores of the examinees.  The total testing time required for this exam is approximately one hour.

Each graduating senior will be assigned a specific test date for taking the ETS Proficiency Profile, according to the first letter(s) of the last name of the student.  The test dates for the exam are listed below.  Exams are administered every Spring, Summer, and Fall semester.  Those students WALKING in May and GRADUATING in August should take the exam during the summer administration (usually in July).  If you have a scheduling conflict and cannot make it to your scheduled test, please plan on attending a make-up session.  Email the Testing Center ( to reserve a spot for one of the make-up sessions.  Any student who missed the exam from a previous semester may take the exam on one of the current semester's test dates, but a spot will need to be reserved.  Be sure to bring your photo ID, calculator, and pencils.

Students who take the Senior Exit Exam and do not graduate DO NOT need to take the test again during their graduating semester.  You only need to take the test once, regardless of the semester.

Students who fail to take the exam will not receive their diploma until it is taken.  Students will still be able to walk at graduation and receive their transcripts.  The student's paper diploma is the only item to remain on hold until the exit exam is completed!  Once the Records Office is notified that the student has taken the exam, the student's diploma will be released to them.




First Letter of Last Name Date Time Location
 A - B  July 15, 2015 1:00 pm Tennessee Room (UC)
 C - D July 15, 2015  3:00 pm
E - G July 16, 2015  1:00 pm
 H - K July 16, 2015  3:00 pm
L - M July 22, 2015 1:00 pm
 N - R July 22, 2015  3:00 pm
 S - T July 23, 2015  1:00 pm
 U - Z July 23, 2015  3:00 pm
 Makeup Exam July 24, 2015  1:00 pm
 Makeup Exam July 24, 2015  3:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE:  All graduating seniors must take the ETS Proficiency Profile exam in order to receive their diploma!

TOTAL TEST TIME:  Approximately one hour, including check-in.  Check-in process will begin 30 minutes prior to test each test administration.

REGISTRATION:  No registration is required (unless you are taking the exam on a day other than your assigned date).  Each graduating senior is assigned a testing date (see schedule above).  There are NO FEES to take the ETS Proficiency Profile exam. 

ON TEST DAY:  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to exam time, bring picture identification (driver's license or UTC ID), working calculator, and sharpened No. 2 pencils.