Central Texas College

Testing Services


  • New TSI Assessment

    Beginning August 26, 2013, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is requiring all Texas public colleges and universities to administer the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. Any new student who has not enrolled in a college course at CTC or another Texas public college or university prior to 8/26/13 or met a state approved TSI exemption will be required to take the new TSI Assessment.

Location: System Services, Building 111, Room 233
Telephone: (254) 526-1254

Hours of Operation for Online Exams

Go to the System Services Building 111, Room 233 or call the main campus lab at 254-526-1289; select Option #1.
Hours for testing are on a walk-in basis only; we do not schedule appointments for Online Exams.

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. (0730) to 7:00 p.m. (1900).
The building is locked at 7:00 p.m. (1900).
Testing Office closes at 9:00 p.m. (2100).

Friday 7:30 a.m. (0730) to 2:00 p.m. (1400).
Saturday 9:00 a.m. (0900) to 2:00 p.m. (1400).
The building is locked at 2:00 p.m. (1400).
Testing Office closes at 4:00 p.m. (1600).


The TCLEDDS is a computer-based test, certification for peace officers and jailers in the state of Texas.

Distance Learning Testing

The main campus testing lab is the designated testing facility for local Killeen students

Entrance Examination

The TSI Assessment is a mandatory computer adaptive placement examination for Texas students. It is completed entirely online and includes multiple choice questions as well as an essay.

Nursing Pre-entrance Exam

The Evolve REACH Admission Assessment Examination is required for all students applying for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, Transition to Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) Program, Paramedic to A.D.N. option, and Vocational Nursing.

Advanced Standing Examinations

CTC administers College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) examinations, which are nationally prepared tests for students desiring to receive credit for knowledge already obtained.

Proctoring Services
  • Central Texas College also administers tests from other institutions as may be useful to people of the community.
  • CTC is phasing out proctored exams for distance education courses.  Until proctored exams are removed from all courses, you may find that you are registered for a course that still uses them.  In that case, please see Distance Education testing for more information. 
High School Equivalency Examination (GED)

Central Texas College is a testing center through Pearson-VUE and offers the General Education Development (GED) CBT examination for those who have not completed a formal high school education and are at least 18 years of age.


The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.


ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 this independent non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.

Institutional Challenge Examinations

Students may request, through the appropriate department chair, permission to take challenge examinations for certain courses.