If you are a new student, you must submit an application for admission prior to taking any placement test.
- Academic Placement Exam (ACCUPLACER)
- ACCUPLACER Dental Hygiene
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Computerized Adaptive Placement Exam (CAPE)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Health Education System, Inc. (HESI)
- Medical Terminology Test
- Proctored (Non-TMCC exams)
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Academic Placement Exam (ACCUPLACER)
Students planning to enroll in math and/or English classes at TMCC and who do not have current (less than two years old) ACT/SAT test scores, should take the ACCUPLACER placement exam. The academic placement exam used at TMCC is the ACCUPLACER and 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.
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. Please check our testing services calendar for additional extended hours and days. This exam is also a required enrollment step for new, degree-seeking students. ACCUPLACER sample questions can help give students an idea of what to expect on the exam. The ACCUPLACER placement test is available to all current TMCC students who provide valid government issued photo identification.
ACCUPLACER test scores take up to three business days post to student accounts. Students will not be able to register for classes that have ACCUPLACER scores as prerequisites until scores are posted. After completing the exam, students will receive a score report that contains basic information to help them interpret their course placement for math and English classes. All exam sections (except of the WritePlacer Plus) are scored on a scale of 20-120. New degree-seeking students will need to attend new student orientation to help ensure a smooth transition into their first semester.
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.
Note: TMCC's English and math departments determine the ACCUPLACER cut score information for new and continuing students who take the ACCUPLACER placement tests. Please see the respective English and math placement information.
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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. A breakdown of what ACCUPLACER scores are needed can be obtained in the TMCC Dental Hygiene AS Degree Brochure . Student must provide valid government issued photo identification prior to testing.
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.
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.
See Also: Frequently Asked Questions
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: Nursing Program
Health Education System, Inc. (HESI)
HESI A2 Admission Assessment is part of the application process for the TMCC RN 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.
For your convenience, students are now able to pay and register for their HESI exam using TouchNet Service. If you have a question using TouchNet please contact Howard Craig. Students are still welcome to come in person to register and pay for their HESI exam.
See Also: Nursing Program
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. The test is offered on a walk-in basis during certain times of the year only.
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 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 TMCC Testing Services 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 $20 for every two-hour block permitted for the test. 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.