Available Testing

Whether you are a new student, a current student or a community member, we offer a professional setting for you to take your exams. Through our Testing Services department, we offer many different testing and assessment services, including:

TSI Placement Testing: The TSI placement test will measure your skill levels in reading comprehension, writing/English, and mathematics. The TSI test fee is $35.00 for TJC current or prospective students and $50.00 for non-TJC students. Prior to taking the TSI Placement Exam, you must participate in a Pre-Assessment Activity.

Bennett Mechanical Test: The Automotive Technology, Welding Technology, Electrical and Electronic Technology and HVAC & Refrigeration programs require you to take the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT). This is a timed test and it is free.

CLEP: The TJC Testing Services department offers you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on the various CLEP examinations. To start, you will need to set up an account with CLEP at http://www.collegeboard.org/testing. Then schedule an appointment with the Testing Services main campus testing center to take the CLEP exam. There is an $87.00 testing fee paid online to CLEP when scheduling your exam. There is also a $25.00 proctoring fee paid on the day the appointment is made. ID required.

High School Equivalency Testing: In the past, the GED® test was the only option for states to measure a student’s high school equivalent academic skills. You were not earning a GED®, but were completing the testing to demonstrate your skills for receiving a High School Equivalency Certificate from the state. This can sometimes be confusing for students, so we wanted to clarify the information.

In order to provide students with options and the best chance for earning the state-issued High School Equivalency credential, Texas has now approved three tests: GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™. It is your choice as to which exam series you wish to take. All three High School Equivalency assessments are recognized by the US Department of Education. Successfully completing any of the three tests will earn you a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. The Tyler Junior College West Campus Testing Center currently administers two of those approved high school equivalency examinations: GED® and HiSET®.

ACT and SAT: These tests are given on specific national test dates on Saturdays in a pencil and paper format. To register for the ACT and SAT, you must contact the program directly.

HESI Testing (only for TJC Students): The HESI Test is a comprehensive exam that evaluates the academic and social skills of new applicants to many of our Allied Health programs. This exam evaluates your math skills, reading skills, science knowledge, vocabulary, social interaction, stress level, learning style, and personality profile. We administer the HESI by appointment only. The cost of the HESI is $50.00; the HESI GAP is $75.00. You must visit with a program representative prior to testing. We administer the HESI to TJC students in the Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Surgical Technology programs.

Test Proctoring for Online Courses: At the instructor’s discretion, if students are enrolled in an online course, they may take their exams in our Testing Center. Additionally, if the student is not local, they have the option of taking their online tests at approved test sites, such as junior or community colleges, or military bases. Information for students regarding online course test proctoring can be located at: http://www.tjc.edu/info/20026/online_degrees/130/test_proctoring. Tests are administered on a walk-in basis.

Pearson-VUE: Pearson-VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for IT, academic, and professional programs. Through our authorized Pearson-VUE Testing Center on the West Campus, we offer a variety of computer-based tests on behalf of the world’s leading IT and professional companies, such as: ACSM, Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, C++, Citrix, CompTIA, Excelsior College, Oracle, and VMWare.

To schedule a test with our Pearson VUE Testing Center, you will need to visit the following website:www.pearsonvue.com/programs. Follow all onscreen prompts to set up your Pearson-VUE account and to schedule your exam. Please note that you should arrive at our West Campus testing facility 15 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Two forms of ID are required, including one government-issued photo ID.

Proctoring Services for Other Institutions: TJC will proctor tests for students who take correspondence, continuing education, or distance learning courses from other colleges and universities. There is a $35.00 proctoring fee for most tests. These services can be arranged by calling 903.510.2051.

WorkKeys: WorkKeys is a division of ACT, Inc. that is dedicated to assessing what skills are necessary for employees to be successful in the workplace. ACT WorkKeys scores help job seekers compare their skills to the skills real jobs require. These scores help employers choose the most qualified candidates for their jobs.

Through WorkKeys, we offer a wide array of exams, including

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information
  • Applied Technology
  • Business Writing
  • Listening for Understanding
  • Performance Assessment
  • Talent Assessment
  • Workplace Observation

To schedule your WorkKeys exam, please contact our TJC WorkKeys Site Administrator at 903.510.2389. To set up a testing account for you, the Administrator will ask for your name and birthdate. Testing starts promptly at 8:30 am each Friday and, thus, it is important to arrive at the TJC West Campus 15 to 30 minutes prior to your appointment. A government issued photo ID is required.

Special Arrangements for Accommodated Testing

We are committed to ensuring all students have equal access to all forms of testing offered at TJC. If you have a documented disability, reasonable testing accommodations can be provided with advanced notice. Prior to testing, please schedule a time to meet with a Disability Services Counselor at 903.510.2878. Website:www.tjc.edu/disabilities.