Testing Services

◆  Cleveland Testing Center, phone 423-473-2477 
Located in the George Mathis Student Center, Room 116
* Email questions to: testing@clevelandstatecc.edu

       Hours of Operation – (Cleveland campus)

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 1:00 - 2:00)
  • Fridays:  8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. (Remote office hours) 
    *Cleveland - You must schedule your exam 24 hours in advance and be finished by closing time.

 Athens Testing Center, phone 423-473-2462
Located in the McMinn County Higher Education Center
* Email questions to: testing@clevelandstatecc.edu

       Hours of Operation – (Athens campus)

  • Mondays & Tuesdays:   12 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays:  9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursdays:  9 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (remote office hours)
  • *Athens - You must schedule your exam 12 hours in advance and be finished by closing time. 

Testing is administered in collaboration with faculty for the following course options: CSCC online, TN eCampus, independent study, make-up exams, correspondence exams, and ADA accommodation testing. In addition, CSCC Testing Services also administers and proctors Accuplacer Placement Exams (for incoming students), Graduation Exit Exams (for our graduands), TEAS Nursing Entrance Exams, CLEP tests (prior learning assessments for attaining course credit), and Pearson VUE (offering professional certification/licensure exams). Both on-site and online exam delivery options are available. 

* Instructors who have a student needing to test in the Testing Center must submit a Test Administration form (link available under Faculty Resources in CougarNet’s Teach/Advise section) 24 hrs. in advance to testing@clevelandstatecc.edu.

To qualify for disability special accommodations testing, the appropriate documentation must be submitted to the CSCC Disability Support Services Coordinator (Juliann Mathis, phone 423-473-2427). Once deemed eligible, instructors may allow reasonable accommodations and provide instructions to the Testing Center staff permitting the administration of exams with approved accommodations for testing. 

Students must schedule exams 24 hours in advance (Cleveland campus) and 12 hours in advance (Athens center). You may schedule your exam by visiting: https://mycs.cc/testing. 

Please review the guidelines below.

Students must schedule exams 24 hours in advance (Cleveland campus) and 12 hours in advance (Athens Center). You may schedule your exam by visiting: https://mycs.cc/testing. Please review the guidelines listed below. 

Student Guidelines

  • To schedule your test and view seat availability please visit: http://mycs.cc/testing
    ALL tests must be scheduled 24 hours in advance for Cleveland and 12 hours in advance for Athens. Contact your instructor for course exam delivery options. If you are interested in taking the Accuplacer or Graduation Ext exam online please contact the Coordinator of Testing Services (elambdin@clevelandstatecc.edu).
  • A photo ID is required for testing.
  • Cell phones, smart watches, books, notes, or other personal items will NOT be permitted inside the Testing Center unless required for a specific test or special accommodation.
  • Your scratch paper is checked before you start the test and must be returned to the Proctor prior to leaving the Testing Center.
  • Your test must be completed in one sitting. You may not leave and return at a later time to finish the same exam unless permitted by your instructor.
  • NO talking while taking an exam.
  • Please speak softly as you enter and exit the Testing Center.
  • You may be questioned about suspicious or disruptive behavior and testing staff may end your exam. An incident report is given to the instructor for disciplinary action if deemed appropriate. The Testing Center is monitored by surveillance cameras.
  • NO food or drinks are permitted in the Testing Center.
  • NO children allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in restricted Testing Center privileges or denial of privileges. 
  • It is your responsibility to observe the duration of your exam when scheduling to ensure you have ample time to finish before closing.
  • It is your responsibility to contact your instructor regarding make-up testing.

TN eCampus

The Testing Center staff proctor exams for students enrolled in TN eCampus courses. TN eCampus exams are scheduled by contacting testing@clevelandstatecc.edu

Placement Exams (Accuplacer)

Placement tests determine college readiness in reading, writing and math. No fee is required for students taking the placement test for the first time as an initial admission assessment. Students must have been issued a CSCC student ID number prior to scheduling the Accuplacer exam and be prepared to present a valid photo ID upon arrival. 

*FREE practice tests for the Accuplacer exam are available at: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org

Nursing Entrance Exam (TEAS) 

Due to limited resources the TEAS test will only be given to CSCC students. Students need to be familiar with all requirements prior to scheduling/paying for the Nursing Entrance Exam. This information can be found on the CSCC Nursing Program webpage at: 


Study materials can be found at: www.atitesting.com 

Students MUST create an account with ATI prior to arriving at the Testing Center. Students must schedule an appointment 24 hours in advance and pay $80 fee using the Cleveland State Community College Testing Center at: https://mycs.cc/testing

Correspondence Exams

If you are enrolled in an online course at another college it may be possible to have your exam(s) proctored at CSCC for a fee. A proctoring fee of $28.50 applies to any student not currently enrolled at Cleveland State. First priority for testing services is given to current Cleveland State students and faculty. For additional information and to request arrangements for testing, please make your request via email to: testing@clevelandstatecc.edu


Graduation Exit Exam

The graduation exit exam is administered each semester as part of the graduation requirements. Once a student submits the intent to graduate form to the records office, a number of steps will follow to verify completion of graduation requirements. Completing the graduation exit exam is one of the final steps in the process to earn graduation status and must be completed during the students final semester. The exit exam is a 40 minute exam administered in both the Cleveland and Athens testing centers and is also offered remotely (please contact: testing@clevelandstatecc.edu for remote, un-proctored testing instructions).


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