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Motlow offers a wide variety of testing options for potential and current students. Tests are available on all campuses by appointment. Please select your test to make an appointment.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and present a photo ID. If you are late and submitted a fee for the test, you will not receive a refund or credit. If you missed the appointment you should reschedule on a future date.

Contact

931-393-1763

[email protected].

Testing Transcript Request Form

Exams and Tests Offered

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National ACT Test Requirements

Students must take the National ACT Test to be eligible for the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship. Motlow does not administer the National ACT Test. Visit act.org for information regarding the National ACT Test.

ACT On-Campus Requirements

  • All Motlow students taking the ACT Test must have an admission application on file. Register for the ACT Test by logging into your MyMotlow account, go to the Student tab, click Testing/Proctoring Services, click ACT Test Registration, then proceed with the registration form.
  • Register for an appointment below. You will receive an email confirmation after completing the registration form.
Register for an appointment
Participants please arrive 15 minutes early. Tests are administered in Crouch Center 1043.

As a Testing Center, Motlow administers the complete ACT assessment several times each year. The test is given at the Moore County (Tullahoma) campus.

  • School Code 4003
  • ACT (An assessment of college readiness - passing grades are required for most college acceptance)
  • Scores cannot be transferred to another college/university
  • If a student plans to attend MTSU or any other college, he/she must take the test at that campus or the National ACT Test.
  • If a student is 16 years of age or younger, it is recommended he/she completes the National ACT Test offered through the high school.
  • All students taking the ACT Test must have a Motlow admission application on file prior to taking the ACT Test.
  • If you need to request special accommodations for ACT On-Campus Testing, please contact Disability Services at 931-393-1765.
  • If you have taken the ACT Test at another institution, you must wait 60 days before retaking the test.
  • The Testing Center will provide a calculator for the test. However, you may bring your personal calculator. The following calculators are prohibited: CFX-9970G, CRX-9970GE, Algebra fx 2.0, TI-89, TI-92, HP_40G, and HP49G.
  • A driver's license, passport, school picture ID card, or other picture identification is required.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation in their Motlow email account.
  • Dual enrollment applicants are required to take all four sections of the test.
  • Applicants will pay the $56.00 ACT registration fee online at the time of appointment registration.
  • If you are taking the ACT test to enroll in the Joint, Dual, or Academically Talented/Gifted Enrollment Program, and would like your ACT Test results released to your high school counselor, you must submit a written request to the Testing Center after the test.
  • If you need special accommodations or modifications for the ACT test, please have your physician or doctor send a copy of your psychological or other pertinent records regarding your disability to the Office of Disability Student Services two weeks prior to test date.

PLEASE NOTE: Scores for the Motlow ACT On-Campus Test cannot be transferred to another college. If a student plans to attend another college, he/she must take the National Test or take the test on the campus of the prospective college.

Test Preparation

Materials including books or software programs to aid in preparation for taking the ACT On-Campus Test may be purchased at the Motlow Bookstore, any public bookstore, or online at actstudent.org.

Testing services provides special accommodation proctoring for Motlow students with documented learning, emotional or physical disability. Services are available on the all campuses.

Guidelines

  1. Contact Disability Services for approval: Smyrna-615-220-7857 or email: [email protected]. Moore County, McMinnville and Fayetteville campuses: Phone: 931-393-1765 or email: [email protected]
  2. Inform your instructor of your approved accommodations. Your instructor will forward your exam to the appropriate testing location
  3. Tests are by appointment only. To ensure a positive test experience, please give a 24-hour notice when scheduling your exam.
  4. Moore County Testing Center is located in Crouch Center 1043

Schedule an Appointment

Students majoring in Business and Technology degree programs are required to take the Major Field Exit Exam in Business or Technology in addition to the ETS Exit Exam. Students will receive an email notification regarding when to take the Business or Technology Major Field/Exit Exam. Typically, the exam will be taken during the student's last semester.

After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose your campus:

Schedule an Appointment

Students enrolled in INFS 1010 classes may be eligible to complete a Microsoft Office certification exam. Instructors may provide a test voucher to allow specified students to take the exam in the testing center. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel certification exams are available. A test voucher will be required to complete a Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist exam. Motlow provides proctoring services on all campuses. Please schedule an appointment to take the test.

After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose your campus:

Please refer to the Challenge Examination Program Credit information in the college catalog to learn more about this program. Contact the curriculum chair in the academic department associated of the course to be challenged for credit. Contact information for curriculum chairs can be found in the Directory on the Motlow website. The final step is scheduling an exam appointment with the Testing Center.

After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose your campus:

CLEP Exam Information

Please consult your academic advisor before registering for a CLEP exam. Exams are held on the Moore County campus in Crouch 1043. Exam schedules, dates, and deadlines are set by the Testing Center. Motlow does not award credit for all CLEP exams.

Registration Procedures

(Register with College Board and complete the CLEP Registration Form for Motlow to take the test.)

  1. Review all CLEP information and Motlow State Community College policies prior to scheduling an appointment.
  2. Create a CLEP account and register with College Board to pay the $89 CLEP exam fee through the MyAccount portal. Once you register, make sure to print your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket and be sure to present it on the day of your test. Certain exams have an optional essay. If you are taking the College Composition Modular CLEP for Motlow credit, a separate essay is required. The essay is subject to review and approval by the Motlow English faculty.
  3. To reserve a seat for testing and schedule a specific date and time for your exam, you must complete the following:
    • Create an account and register with College Board to pay the $89 CLEP exam fee through the My Account portal.
    • Please complete the online CLEP registration form here: CLEP Registration Form
    • Effective January 1, 2015, all candidates must submit a separate, non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee will be paid at the time of registration. The fee must be paid by credit or debit card.
  4. After completing the Motlow online CLEP Test registration and scheduling process, check your email for a CLEP Confirmation letter sent to your personal e-mail. The CLEP Confirmation letter from Motlow and the College Board CLEP Exam Registration Ticket are required and must be presented on test day to be admitted to take the test.
  5. If you require testing accommodations, contact the testing center by the deadline for submitting documentation and well in advance of the test date to make the necessary arrangements. Please visit the College Board Website for more information.
Preparation and Study Materials

Take the Test

  • Arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Examinees arriving more than 15-minutes late may not be admitted and will forfeit any costs paid.
  • You are required to bring two forms of identification. Your IDs cannot be expired and must be in the name in which you are registered to test.
  • Primary ID: Must be a government-issued, non-expired photo ID. Acceptable documents include a driver license, passport, state-issued identification card, or military identification.
  • Secondary ID: Must have a photo or signature, such as a Social Security Card, student ID, employee ID, or a debit/credit card in the examinee's name.
  • Bring your CLEP Confirmation letter sent to your email.
  • All transactions are non-refundable.

Re-Test Policy

A CLEP examination may be repeated three months or more after the original test. Scores on tests repeated earlier than three months will be canceled and test fees forfeited. The waiting period provides test-takers an opportunity to spend additional time preparing for the exam or the option of taking a classroom course.

Results

You will receive an unofficial score report immediately upon completion of your CLEP exam. However, the College Composition Modular with Essay for Motlow credit will be scored by the college's faculty. It may take 2-3 weeks after the test date for scoring. Test-takers will receive a letter by mail regarding test results. A score recipient (college or university) that is selected through the software on the day of the exam will receive one report free of charge after the test. If you do not select a score recipient, you will have to pay a $20 transcript fee for the service at a later date. Please visit the College Board Website for more information. Additional CLEP transcripts can be obtained for a $20.00 fee by contacting College Board/CLEP directly.

If you designate Motlow as the recipient of your official CLEP transcript, it will take approximately 4-6 weeks from the date of request through College Board/CLEP for the Motlow Admissions' Office to receive and process your scores. Please contact the Motlow Admissions' Office directly at [email protected] or 931-393-1520. if you need to check on receipt of an official CLEP transcript. The following is a list of the CLEP subject examinations. Opposite the examinations are accepted score, credit granted by Community Colleges and equivalent TBR course, using TBR Common Core Course Numbers. *If you are taking the College Composition Modular CLEP for Motlow credit, a separate essay is required. The essay is subject to review and approval by the Motlow English faculty. *Fee for optional essays - $10.

CLEP Examination Course Equivalent

CLEP Exams and their Motlow course equivalents

Please contact your advisor, admissions and records, or refer to the college catalog about course equivalent and CLEP credit.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation. To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

For more information, please call (931) 393-1763 or e-mail [email protected].

Testing accommodations are available for students registered and approved by Disability Student Services. If you need accommodations for any testing session:

  • Contact Disability Student Services and verify that your records are on file.
  • Discuss with the instructor that you will take your tests in Testing Services.
  • Make arrangements with the instructor to deliver your test to Testing Services before your test date.

For more information, please call 931-393-1763 or [email protected].

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

Motlow Testing Center provides proctoring for Correspondence and Distance Education classes from other colleges. If you are taking a Correspondence or Distance Education course for another college, please contact your school first for approval to take the test at Motlow. There is a $28.50 fee which must be paid on the day of the scheduled test. Proctoring services are available on the following campus: Moore County, Fayetteville, Smyrna, and McMinnville

Schedule the test four to six week prior to the test deadline. Students must contact the Testing Center two business days before the appointment to ensure all necessary exam information has been received.

Students enrolled in Dual Credit Courses and unable to take their exam at the required location may be approved to take exams at Motlow State Community College.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

Students majoring in Early Childhood Education are required to take an Early Childhood Exit Exam in addition to the ETS Exit Exam.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

Entry level examination for Corrections/Jail Officers and Deputy Sheriffs


The Testing Center offers entry-level examination for Corrections/Jail Officers and Deputy Sheriffs at the Moore/Tullahoma Campus. The Tennessee Sheriffs' Association (TSA) has partnered with Empco to develop a system to assist candidates for entry level positions as Corrections/Jail Officers and Deputy Sheriffs.

Additional information about the test, dates, and list of Sheriffs' offices participating in the system can be found EMPCO's website.

Schedule an Appointment


Motlow is an authorized Testing Center for Pearson Vue. The EMT and NREMT are administered at the Moore County Testing Center.

EMT and NREMT candidates can register and schedule appointments online. All payments for exam fees are handled through Pearson Vue. Candidates are required to bring primary and secondary identification for the test.

There is no cost for the ETS Exit Exam. It is recommended that students complete the test during the last semester prior to graduation. During COVID-19 pandemic status, the ETS Proficiency Exit Exam will be offered online. 

Motlow State graduates are required by the Tennessee Board of Regents to take a general competency test. Motlow uses the ETS Proficiency Profile as its General Education assessment of graduating sophomores. The ETS Proficiency Profile is a test based on college-level skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics designed to measure the academic skills developed through general education courses. The test does not affect graduating status.

Exam Information

  • All graduating students are required to take the ETS Proficiency Profile Exit Exam
  • Results will not affect your graduation; however, you will not receive your diploma or transcript until you have completed the exam
  • High scores will enhance the value of your diploma
  • Exam is 45 minutes and consists of 36 multiple choice questions in mathematics, critical thinking, reading, and writing
  • Motlow's evaluation and future funding are based on student performance
  • The test measures how well Motlow educates its students
  • Students seeking a Business Degree and/or Early Childhood Education Degree must take the ETS Proficiency Profile Exit Test and Business Major Field Exit Test and/or Early Childhood Education Field Exit Test

Preparation and Study Materials

ETS does not provide study guides, however they do provide sample questions.

Schedule an Exam

Do you have access to a computer and internet connection to take the exam?*
Have you completed the Intent to Graduate?*
When do you plan to graduate?*
 

Schedule an Appointment


Motlow offers the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test). The HiSET is available in both computer-and paper-based format. HiSET is accepted by the State of Tennessee in regards to issuing the High School Equivalency diploma, transcripts, or verification. Learn about the HiSET exam.

Preparation for the Test

For information about classes and test vouchers, contact the local TDLWD Adult Education Division in your service area or visit the TDLWD website.

Registration

Registration is required for the HiSET Test. To schedule an appointment call an ETS representative at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738) or visit the HISET Website.

Cancellation

For specific information regarding cancellation, visit the HISET Website.

What is on the test?

Your skills and knowledge are measured in five core areas:

  • Language Arts - Reading
  • Language Arts - Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Official Test Scores

When you complete a computer-delivered test, immediate, unofficial scores are displayed for all multiple-choice sections. On average, official test scores for both computer and paper delivered tests are posted within:

  • 3-5 business days for multiple-choice sections
  • 6-10 business days for the essay section

Note: The Language Arts - Writing sub-test contains both multiple-choice and essay questions. Only a combined score is reported, so scores are available within approximately 6-10 business days.

How Can I Access My Scores?

Your scores are available through your HiSET account. They are not sent in the mail.

If you do not have Internet access or you need help, contact your test center. As long as you have taken at least one sub-test at a test center, they will be able to access your scores.

Your scores are available in two different types of reports.

If you need an official Comprehensive Score Report sent to a college, scholarship program or other organization, contact ETS at 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738).

Disability

If you have a disability or health-related needs, you need to request accommodations prior to scheduling your test appointment. For more information, visit the HiSET website at www.HiSET.org. You must send all completed requests for testing accommodations to:

ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

Some instructors require students enrolled in Learning Support online classes complete their exams in a secure testing environment with approved proctors. There is no fee for Learning Support proctored testing services. Motlow State Community Colleges provide proctoring services at the following campuses: Moore, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna. Students must schedule an appointment to take the test.

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

The Testing Center administers Makeup tests by appointment only. Students are required to have approval from the instructor before scheduling an appointment for a Makeup Test. Students must log in on their MyMotlow account to schedule an appointment. Makeup tests are available on the following campuses: Moore, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Testing Services at 931-393-1763 or e-mail [email protected].

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

Motlow State Community College provides proctoring services for Nursing Competency Exams for students enrolled in the Nursing Program. Students must schedule an appointment online to take the test within the testing period established by Nursing Department. For more information about the competency exams required for the program, please contact the Nursing Department.

If your exam requires a proctor and it doesn't fall in any category listed as available tests, please schedule your appointment under Proctored Testing.

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

Some instructors require students enrolled in online classes complete their exams in a secure testing environment with approved proctors. There is no fee for online proctored testing services. Motlow provides proctoring services at the following campuses: Moore, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna. Students must schedule an appointment to take the test.

Appointments for the test and a list of open dates are available online through RegisterBlast. After completing the online registration form, applicant will receive an email confirmation.

To register for an appointment, choose the campus where you want to take the exam:

The TN eCampus (formerly RODP) is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). TN eCampus classes are offered online through a student's home school. Some TN eCampus instructors prefer that their students take online exams in a secure testing environment. Motlow offers TN eCampus proctor testing services to any student enrolled in TN eCampus classes.

If you are enrolled in TN eCampus classes, you can schedule an appointment to have your test proctored at Motlow (even if you are not a Motlow student). There is no fee for TN eCampus proctored testing services at Motlow.

For more information about the TN eCampus program, please visit the TN eCampus website. 

Testing Center Rules and Policies

  • Appointments should be made in advance.
  • Make-up tests will be authorized and approved by your instructor. It is your responsibility to arrange for your makeup test to be delivered to the Testing Center before your appointment.
  • Arrive at least 15-minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in. The system will not allow you to sign in if you don't have an appointment.
  • Present a valid photo ID.
  • Know course name and number (example: ENGL1010) as well as your instructor's name.
  • Staff cannot watch unattended children.
  • Personal belongings such as hats, coats, food, drinks, phones, devices, purses or backpacks are not allowed in the Testing Center.
  • The Testing Center is not responsible for your personal items.
  • You may not take notes or scratch paper out of the Testing Center after the test.
  • Approved calculators are permitted for specific tests and will be inspected prior to use.
  • The Testing Center proctors all exams according to the information given by the instructor.
  • All tests must be completed in one sitting unless otherwise indicated by the instructor.
  • Acts of dishonesty or misconduct may cause dismissal from the Testing Center. Please refer to the college's conduct and disciplinary sanctions in the catalog.
  • To cancel or change an appointment, please contact the Testing Center.

For more information, please call 931-393-1763 or email [email protected].

Agreements

Testing Center agrees to

  • Operate under the guidelines of local, federal, and state regulations
  • Protect confidentiality and privacy of candidates and staff
  • Adhere to guidelines from testing companies as well as those set by Testing Services
  • Promote honesty, integrity, and fairness in all testing procedures

Examinees agree to

  • Present a valid photo ID for every test. No exceptions
  • Arrive early, before test administration begins
  • Do not bring any food or beverages into the testing room
  • Turn off cell phones, pagers, any noise making devices
  • Do not bring friends, children into the testing room
  • Be honest with all test taking
  • Return all testing materials (scratch paper, pencils, and calculators) to the test proctor
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