Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center
Senior Exit Exam
Are you getting ready to graduate this summer with a degree from the College of Engineering? In order to complete your requirements for graduation you must take the Senior Exit Exam. It is required by the State of Tennessee that all students attending a state-supported college or university complete this assessment. Failure to do so will result in your diploma being on hold until the test is taken.
We will notify all summer graduates of the exam format and procedures as soon as we have instructions from the Provost's office.
CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming graduation!
If you have questions please contact the student success center at (931) 372-3553.
WHAT IS THE SENIOR EXIT EXAM?
The university uses the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST).
It is the premier critical thinking skills test in the world today. The CCTST has been used in the USA and in authorized translations worldwide with graduate student populations, executive level adult populations, and undergraduate students in all fields. It is a discipline-neutral measure of reasoning skills.
**Test information from: Insightassessment
More about CCTST
Are you exempt from taking the Senior Exit Exam? If you meet any of the following criteria you are exempt from taking the exam.
English is your second language
You attended high school outside the US
You hold a previous B.A/B.S. degree
You have been out of high school more than 15 years.
You take all classes online
You are part of 2+2
Your exemption must be recorded with the College of Engineering in order for you to be released from taking the senior exit exam. Please do not send an exemption until the semester you will graduate.