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

Go to the Student 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).

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.

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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.

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Advanced Standing Examinations

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

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High School Equivalency Examination (GED)

In 2014, Central Texas College will act as a testing center through Pearson-VUE and offer 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.

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Institutional Challenge Examinations

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

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Proctoring Services
  • Central Texas College also administers tests from other institutions as may be useful to people of the community.
  • Proctored testing is required for all distance learning courses.
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Distance Learning Testing

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

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