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Prior to graduating all students must take the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (CBASE) or the ETS Proficiency Profile (EPP). Students must have obtained a minimum of 90 credit hours before registering to take either exam. On-Campus students will have to take the CBASE. Online students can choose to take the CBASE on campus OR take the EPP online using ProctorU. The ETS Proficiency Profile assesses four core skill areas —critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics —in a single test. It measures proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics in the context of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and academic skills developed, as opposed to subject knowledge taught, in general education courses. Students have 70 minutes to complete the test consisting of 36 multiple-choice questions.

The Office of Distance Education and ProctorU now offer students the opportunity to take their online exams anywhere through the use of a webcam and a reliable high-speed internet connection.  The student is responsible for payment to ProctorU of all fees incurred as a result of using their services. The current minimum cost to contract ProctorU's services for an exam is $22.50, which covers an exam that is up to two hours in length. The maximum time necessary to complete the EPP is 70 minutes. Please schedule your exam with ProctorU at least three days before you plan to take the exam. ALL exams scheduled with less than one day's notice will  require payment of a $5 fee. NOTE: You should not attempt to take this examination while using a wireless internet connection. Please use a computer that uses a wired internet connection to take this exam. In order to access the EPP, students will need a computer that meets the following requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP or higher, also now compatible with Mac computers
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
Internet Connection Speed: 128k or Greater
Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768

To take the EPP online, please complete the following steps: 

  1. Fill out and submit the form below. Your college certification advisor will be notified of the date you have selected to take the EPP. 
  2. Schedule your proctored exam by visiting JSU's ProctorU website and clicking on "Schedule or Take an Exam". Please schedule your exam with ProctorU at least three days before you plan to take the exam. ALL exams scheduled with less than one day's notice will require payment of a $5 fee. Create an account by clicking on "New Users: Request Login ID" (be sure to provide a valid email address, and a phone number where you can be reached when taking an exam). 
  3. Visit http://www.proctoru.com/testitout/index.php to verify that the computer you plan to use for the exam meets all system requirements for ProctorU. 
  4. At the time of your exam, return to JSU's ProctorU website and click on "Schedule or Take an Exam". Click on the blinking button that says "You have an exam. Click here to begin." 

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