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If you are a new student, you must submit an application for admission prior to taking any placement test.

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Academic Placement Exam (ACCUPLACER)

Who Should Take the ACCUPLACER?

Students planning to enroll in math and/or English classes at TMCC and who do not have current ACT/SAT test scores (less than two years old), should take the ACCUPLACER placement exam. This exam is offered on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday.

The ACCUPLACER is a required enrollment step for new degree-seeking students. Additionally, new degree-seeking students will need to attend New Student Orientation to help ensure a smooth transition into their first semester.

The ACCUPLACER placement test is available to all current TMCC students who provide valid government issued photo identification.

What is the ACCUPLACER?

The ACCUPLACER is a computerized placement exam that provides information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. The exam is not a "pass" or "fail" exam and offers an accurate measurement of your academic skills to help you excel in your educational goals.

Scoring

ACCUPLACER test scores may take up to three business days to post to students' MyTMCC accounts. Students will not be able to register for classes until ACCUPLACER scores are reflected on their MyTMCC account.

After completing the exam, students will receive a score report with basic information to help them interpret their course placement for math and English classes. The score range for all exam sections (except WritePlacer Plus) is 20-120; WritePlacer Plus score range is 0-8.

The highest valid score within the past twenty-four month period will determine course placement for students. TMCC's English and Math departments determine the ACCUPLACER cut score information for new and continuing students. Please see the respective English Department and Math Department departments for placement information. TMCC reserves the right to change course placement scores.

Accommodations for Documented Disabilities

If you are a student with a documented disability and would like to receive accommodations for the ACCUPLACER/Placement test, please schedule an appointment with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to present your documentation before you take the ACCUPLACER/Placement test.

ACCUPLACER Exam Schedule

The ACCUPLACER exam is available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Sample Questions

ACCUPLACER sample questions can help give students an idea of what to expect on the exam.

Testing Retake Policy

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.

Resources

The following websites are not endorsed by the College Board or TMCC and are provided for your reference only.

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Mathematics

ACCUPLACER Test Resources

ACCUPLACER Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene ACCUPLACER test is a computerized placement exam that evaluates the candidate's reading comprehension level, sentence structure and grammar skills using an essay format. The TMCC Dental Hygiene program website has further information. Student must provide valid government issued photo identification prior to testing.

CLEP

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are over 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. Go online to the College Board link to find more information regarding the different CLEP exams.

Testing Services only proctors CLEP exams on Tuesdays to a limited number of students. Students must register at least one week in advance and must be able to provide a valid government issued photo identification prior to testing and on the day of the exam.

CAPE

Computerized Adaptive Placement Exams (CAPE) are state-of-the-art computer testing techniques which help accurately and efficiently place students into their first two years of college foreign language courses.
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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant exam is for students who have completed the training and are eligible to take the State Board exam.
See Also: TMCC's CNA Program website.

Health Education System, Inc. (HESI)

HESI A2 Admission Assessment is part of the application process for the TMCC Nursing Program. HESI is a computerized test. Please allow approximately six (6) hours to complete the examination. Pre-registration is required. Student must provide valid government issued photo identification prior to testing.

Medical Terminology Test

The test is composed of 50 items of commonly used medical terms that would be found in a medical office or health care setting. The Medical Terminology Test is offered as part of the entrance requirements for TMCC's Nursing Program.

Non-TMCC Proctored Exams

TMCC Testing Services is available for individuals needing to take a non-TMCC proctored exam. This service is offered by appointment Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and requires individuals to fill out a TMCC Testing Proctoring Request form. It is the student's responsibility for contacting the instructor and ensuring that the test, password and all instructions are sent to TMCC's Testing Services prior to the test date.
Please contact us  if your test requires a computer program to be downloaded. Student must provide valid government issued photo identification prior to testing.

Students will be charged $30 per hour. TMCC Testing Services will provide students with scratch paper and pencils, all other testing material will be the responsibility of the student.

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

TMCC is an official testing facility for the TEAS exam. Information regarding the TEAS test can be found on the ATI website. Testing Services only proctors TEAS exams on Tuesdays to a limited number of students. Students must register at least one week in advance and must be able to provide a valid government issued photo identification prior to testing and on the day of the exam.

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