Please note, you must arrive at least one hour before closing to take tests.

If you show up later you will not be admitted into the testing center.

Offered exams

Current TC Students, in order to take a test you will need the following:

  1. Your CURRENT STUDENT PICTURE ID or a valid picture ID (driver’s license/state ID) along with documentation of Student ID number…
  2. The name of your instructor.
  3. The name and section of the course.
  4. The name of the test or exam you wish to take.

Testing Room Policies:

  1. No electronic devices, backpacks, cell phones, cigarettes, computers, laptops,  extra scantrons, food or drinks, hats, HEAVY jackets and coats, pagers, personal items, purses and wallets, sunglasses, tobacco, *notes, *books, *calculators. (*unless approved by instructor)
  2. No children in testing area.  No children in the hallway unless supervised by an adult.
  3. No appointments for TC Instructor required exams… first come, first served.
  4. The Center is equipped with cameras and audio surveillance.

Cheating policy (from the TC Student Handbook)

Students found guilty of academic dishonesty in the center will be dropped with an “F” from the course in which he/she is cheating. If one student is caught taking a test for another, both will be dropped from the course with an “F”.
This policy will be strictly enforced and there will be no exceptions.

Testing Accommodations

The Testing Center complies with requests from faculty members and the Office of Disabilities Services to assure that students receive required accommodations when testing.

Students receiving testing accommodations should contact Tonja Blase at 903-823-3031 or 903-823-3349 to schedule a time to test.  Examples of accommodations include oral administration, extended time, and an isolated environment.  It is the student’s responsibility to make necessary arrangements for accommodation with the instructor and to call and schedule a test in advance of the due date.  It is advised that students call as soon as a test is assigned to assure that the test can be scheduled before the due date.

Testing  accommodations office hours:

Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Arrangements for testing outside of normal office hours are available.

The mission of the Texarkana College Testing Center is to provide a professional testing environment for our students and the community that supports the mission of our college by:

  • Providing a secure, quiet, clean, accommodating, and accessible atmosphere which enables test takers to perform to the best of their ability
  • Facilitating the testing needs of on-campus and distance-learning students
  • Providing a knowledgeable, courteous testing staff
  • Providing proctoring services for outside testing agencies and institutions
  • Making national and professional entrance, certification, and advanced-standing examinations available to the campus and the community
  • Assisting our students and community in meeting both their professional and educational goals

We are committed to maintaining professional testing standards and practices. The Texarkana College Testing Center adheres to guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Testing Center hours

Testing Center hours differ from the Library hours.

January 3rd-14th 2022OpenLast test time

We will be closed Sunday, January 16th and Monday, January 17th. Our regular schedule will resume on January 18th.

Posted hours are subject to change and will reflect the same closures and early dismissals as the Texarkana College campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Assessment and Testing Center located on Campus?

The Testing Center is located in Palmer Memorial Library.  Campus map

What tests do you offer?

A2/HESI, ACT, ASE, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Cooper Tire, General Educational Development (GED), Iso-Quality, Keyboard Proficiency, Pearson Vue, Proctored/Correspondence Exams, SAT, SouthWest Tow Operators, Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Texas Success Initiative (TSI), Texas Higher Education Assessment Internet Based Test (THEA IBT), USPS (PSI), and VCT – Virtual College of Texas.

Are bathroom breaks allowed?

Generally there are no bathroom breaks; however, some state and national exams and some instructors allow depending on the exam.

What must I bring on test day?

A valid state or student picture ID is required. Some state and national exams require more. You will need a scantron or calculator if required by your instructor.

When will I receive my test scores?

Depending on the test you are taking; some scores are immediate, others depend on the instructor or the testing company.

What is a placement test?

A placement test determines what level you are at so that you are enrolled in the correct classes.

Can the placement test be re-taken?

Most placement tests can be taken again within 30 days.

When are placement tests given?

It depends on the hours of operation and the test.

May students bring children with them to the Assessment and Testing Center?

No children are allowed in the testing area.

Can I use a calculator?

For the computerized placement tests, there is a built in calculator. For THEA, a basic calculator is allowed. For instructor exams, it is determined by the instructor and type of exam.

Am I allowed to bring a cell phone, mp3, pager, etc. into the Assessment and Testing Center?

No electronics are allowed in the Assessment and Testing Center. All cellphones must be turned completely off and left in waiting area.

I missed a test in class. How will I know if my test is in the Assessment and Testing Center?

First contact your instructor to see if the test has been delivered. If you want to make sure it is there, you may call the Assessment and Testing Center at 903-823-3278.

Who do I contact if I still have questions?

For other questions or concerns, you may call the Assessment and Testing Center and speak with our informative proctors at 903-823-3278 or Tonya Blase – Testing Center Coordinator at 903-823-3349.