Senior Exit Exams

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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 sign up to take the ETS Proficiency Profile.  The test dates and times for the Fall 2019 exam will be posted soon.  Please click on the Register Here button on the schedule below to register.  Please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page for Viewing Details, Rescheduling or Canceling your exam time.  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.  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.

Fall 2019 SENIOR EXIT EXAM SCHEDULE-All exams are in the Chattanooga Room in the University Center.


Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:15 am

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Monday, November 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm




ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you are a student registered with the Disability Resource Center at UTC, please email for information on receiving accommodations for the Senior Exit Exam.

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 20 minutes prior to test each test administration.

FEE:  There is NO FEE 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.  If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, you will not be allowed to test and will need to reschedule.

Major Field Test

Content specific examinations which measure skills and knowledge appropriate to specific academic fields, or to professional practice in licensure fields, such as teacher education, nursing, engineering, and physical therapy are administered to graduating seniors annually. 

Licensure graduates are tested each year, while other fields are tested in the academic year prior to the scheduled academic program review.  These exams are used both for Performance Funding allocation by THEC and by academic faculty for program improvement.

Majors that are required to complete Major Field Testing FY2017-2018:


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Political Science

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Learn more about this type of major field exam →