Students may earn credit towards high school graduation when enrolling in pre-approved college courses.
Students may earn credit towards high school graduation when enrolling in pre-approved college courses.
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Monday, December 9
TMCC Student Center, Dandini Campus
Monday, December 9
Below are answers to Testing Center's most commonly asked questions.
Students who need accommodations must have ADA documentation and make prior arrangements with the Disability Resource Center.
No electronic equipment is permitted to be used while testing in the Testing Center. Please do not bring any electronic equipment, such as cell phones, PDAs, notebooks, beepers or calculators with you.
The Testing Center will provide you with scratch paper and pencils, but it will need to be turned in upon completion of the test.
Detailed information regarding each specific test and reference material may be found on our tests offered page.
Out-of-area students need to send a fax to Accounting Services at 775 673-7085, requesting to make the payment by credit card. This request will need to have the following information:
You can obtain a copy of you placement scores by logging in to MyTMCC. Your scores can be found in the "other academic" drop down menu in the Academics Section of the Student Center. You can also visit the TMCC Testing Services department and paying the $10 transcript fee. You will need your placement scores in order to register for your new student advisement workshop.
Beginning April 1, 2013, Truckee Meadows Community College will no longer process duplicate GED transcript requests.
All individuals and third-party verification firms will be referred directly to Diploma Sender. Online requests for duplicate GED transcripts will be $15; requests by phone (to 855-313-5799) will be $21.
Consult the following list to determine the appropriate fees associated, if applicable, with a test:
|ACCUPLACER placement exam||Exam is free of charge for TMCC students taking the any version of the placement exam for first time. If students retake any placement exam, the cost is $20.|
|ACCUPLACER for dental hygiene||There is a $20 fee.|
|Certified Nursing Assistant exam||Please contact the Nursing Program.|
|College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)||CLEP exam costs $77, and there is also a $20 site administration fee.|
|General Educational Development (GED)||$65 fee is charged if you are taking the exam for the first time. If you want to retake any individual section of the exam, the cost is $10 per section.|
|Health Education System, Inc. (HESI)||There is a $70 registration fee.|
|Medical Terminology Test||There is a $40 registration fee.|
|Non TMCC proctored exams||Proctored test cost $20 per two-hour block of time based on the maximum amount of time allowed for exam.|
|Radiology Technology Program assessment||No fee is associated for TMCC students.|
|Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)||There is a $40 proctoring fee, in addition to the cost of the exam.|
The complete test (Math and English) takes approximately one hour and 45 minutes to complete, but it is not timed. The Testing Center does close at 5 p.m., please be advised if you arrive at 3:30 p.m., you will only have one hour and 30 minutes to complete the test.
Please make arrangements for child care prior to coming to the Testing Center; the Testing Center does not have child care facilities.
Contact the Testing Services Office.
All members of the Truckee Meadows Community College community are subject to the rules and disciplinary procedures as outlined in Appendix L of the TMCC College Catalog. For purposes of the Testing Center, the following behaviors are considered to be academically dishonest:
Consistent with the expectations of the rules and disciplinary procedures for members of the university community, individuals caught engaging in any of the above-described behavior will be referred to the associate dean of students and/or to their instructor for appropriate disciplinary action.
All individuals must bring their current government or current TMCC issued photo ID.
Individuals who wish to take the ACCUPLACER must first complete the Application for Admission to Truckee Meadows Community College and receive their student identification number, prior to testing
For all other exams, please see our Schedule an Exam page for availability, dates and times tests will be offered.
Re-tests are permitted for the following:
|ACCUPLACER placement exam||Course placement for TMCC Students will be determined by the highest valid scores within the past twenty-four month period. Students are unable to retake ACCUPLACER placement tests if they have already begun their English class sequence. . Students may retake the English and math ACCUPLACER placement test no sooner than 24 hours after the initial try, any subsequent retakes must be spaced at least two weeks apart. Students will be charged a $20.00 retake fee for each retake attempt.
Note: TMCC reserves the right to change course placement scores.
|ACCUPLACER for Dental Hygiene||Re-tests are permitted two weeks after your initial test; the cost is $20.|
|Certified Nursing Assistant exam||Please contact the TMCC Health Science department|
|Non TMCC proctored exams||Per instructors approval|
|General Educational Development (GED)||If you want to retake any individual section of the exam, the cost is $14 per section.|
|College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)||Re-tests of CLEP Exam are permitted after six months from your initial test; the cost of the exam is $77, and there is also a $20 site administration fee. If you are retaking a CLEP Exam, please contact the College Board for details for retaking the exam.|
|HESI||Students are only allowed to retake the HESI exam once if they scores below 75 in at least one section of their first HESI exam. Only those scores for the repeat sections that were previously below 75 will be used to calculate the new score. The cost for the HESI V2 is $70.|
|Radiology Technology Program Assessment||Per instructors approval|
|Medical Terminology Test||Students are allowed one test and one retest. The cost of the exam is $40 per test session. Applicants who have already taken the Medical Terminology Test and received a score below 75 are eligible to retake this test once.|
Please visit the ACCUPLACER website for more information about this exam.
All students are encouraged to take this test to ensure that, with the help of an Academic Advisor, they register for the correct classes. The ACCUPLACER placement test is available to all current TMCC students and who provide valid government-issued photo identification.
ACCUPLACER is a pre-requisite for placement into TMCC English and math classes. ACT or SAT scores that are less than two years old, or grades from pre-requisite classes can be used instead.
All tests, unless otherwise specified, are proctored on the Dandini Campus, Red Mountain Building, V. James Eardley Student Services Center, room 121 by appointment. Currently, the only walk in test offered in the testing center is for first time students taking their ACCUPLACER placement exam. For all other exams, please view our Schedule an Exam page for availability, dates and times tests will be offered.
Students will receive a paper copy of their ACCUPLACER placement test scores immediately after completing their exam. These scores will take up to three business days to post to their student account. Please keep your copy of the ACCUPLACER/placement testing transcript. You will need your placement scores in order to register for your new student advisement workshop. If you need additional copies of your transcript there will be a charge of $10 for the copy.
For more information visit the Proctoring Center.
Students will pay for their exams when they register. Please view our Schedule an Exam page for availability, dates and times tests will be offered.
The test may be repeated, but there is a mandatory 6-week waiting period between testing sessions. There are NO exceptions to this restriction; therefore, students should be prepared to take the test at the time of testing.
No, the CAPE exam is for initial placement only.
Yes, but the re-testing restriction applies to all languages.
No, the CAPE exam only provides placement information about where students need to start their language study at TMCC. The CAPE exam does not grant college credit for any levels that the student places beyond.
Students should be aware that placement out of a foreign language level does not grant credit, and therefore students may need to take alternative credits to meet graduation requirements.
The number of questions on the CAPE exam varies, depending on a student's ability.
It is not a timed test.
Taking the test should require between 20-45 minutes, but will depend on how you perform.
Students may repeat the test as many times as they would like, but there is a mandatory 6-week waiting period between testing sessions. There are NO exceptions to this restriction.
The placement scores are different for each language. See below:
|Course||CAPE Placement Cut-off|
|* CHIN 1st year I||0-199|
|* CHIN 1st year II||200-399|
|* CHIN 2nd year I||400-599|
* NOTE: currently TMCC does not offer Chinese, therefore the placement cutoffs shown with ( * ) are only guidelines and do not indicate placement into any TMCC foreign language courses.
CAPE exams are offered in Spanish, German, French, Chinese, and Russian. (TMCC students should note that currently TMCC does not offer Chinese.)
The range of scores varies with which language is tested, as do the cut-off levels.
Any student who would like to be placed for their foreign language requirement may take the placement exam. It is recommended that students who are Spanish heritage speakers take SPAN 226 and SPAN 227; however, they may take the placement exam.
Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) A2 Admission Assessment is a timed, computerized test that consists of six academic exams: reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge, grammar, basic math skills, biology and anatomy, and physiology. The test also has a learning style/personal profile assessment.
The test consists of Reading Comprehension (38 questions), Vocabulary and General Knowledge (50 questions), Grammar (50 questions), Math (50 questions), Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) (25 questions), and Biology (25 items). The test also has a learning style/personal profile assessment.
All students registered for the HESI exam will be given a testing ticket and have a detailed e-mail sent to them. This testing ticket and e-mail will outline information regarding testing day procedures and instructions.
Students will need a valid Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military id, etc.), and must be a current TMCC student, have a valid email address and have proof of payment for the exam (receipt).
There is a maximum time limit of six (6) hours to complete this exam.
The cost of the exam is $70.00
There will be no refunds permitted for either the HESI Exam or the Medical Terminology Test.
Students must register in person for the HESI exam. The following information is required to schedule the exam:
For more information please contact Testing Services.
Due to the high demand of this exam, there will be no rescheduling of appointments. Please ensure that you select your testing dates carefully. Students who must reschedule will forfeit their testing fee and must pay for a new testing appointment.
No, the TMCC Nursing Program customized the components of the HESI Exam and the Medical Terminology Test specifically for this program. As a result, students who take the exam outside of TMCC have not necessarily tested under the same testing parameters. In addition, other institutions may require different components that TMCC does not use, making test scores invalid for their programs.
Qualified, self-identified students with documented disabilities have the right to free accommodations. Call TMCC's Disability Resource Center at 775-673-7277, TTY 775-673-7888 or visit their office in the Red Mountain Building room 315 for more information.
Yes, study guides are available for purchase at the TMCC Bookstore. In addition there are also two copies on reserve in the TMCC Library.
You are eligible to retake sections of the HESI if you scored below 75%.
Note that you can only take the HESI exam:
Applicants must show a copy of their HESI V1 results to Testing Services, in addition to a valid Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, military id, etc.). You must also be a current TMCC student, have a valid email address, and have proof of payment for the HESI V2 exam fee (receipt).
You are only allowed to retake those sections where you scored below 75%. If other sections are repeated but a score above 75% was already reported on a previous attempt, the original score in that section will be used.
No averages are calculated. New scores will only be reported on sections that were previously below 75%.
The HESI Exam V2 will be available on each testing date that has been reserved for HESI V1.