Testing Services

Central Texas College provides an extensive testing program, which supports traditional classroom instruction and distance learning courses. Cell phones and children are not permitted in testing areas.

Placement and College Readiness

Unless a contract or memorandum of agreement requires placement testing or other prerequisites, a student who has demonstrated college readiness through one of the non-academic exemptions provided below may enroll in designated entry level courses without further restrictions. Official documentation (transcripts, DD214, etc.) is required.

  • Active Duty Servicemembers or Reservists who have been serving at least three years preceding enrollment
  • Students who on or after August 1, 1990, were honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty or a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Students who have earned an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education
  • Non-degree seeking students (transient students). Note: A student receiving federal financial aid and/or VA educational benefits through Central Texas College must be a degree-seeking student with CTC.

Online Remote Testing with Examity

CTC offers online remote testing through Examity for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0. Student pays $25 for the entire test or $15 per test - Mathematics or English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) with essay. Payment should be made at the CTC Business office by calling (254) 526-1217 at which time you will receive a receipt number. Then call the CTC Testing office at (254) 526-1238 or email testing.clerk@ctcd.edu. Provide your receipt number, first and last names, CTC ID number, date of birth and valid email address. A voucher will be sent to you with information on how to set up an account with Examity.com. Student pays a proctoring fee directly to Examity.

Proctored Testing for Distance Learners

Although most online courses do not require proctored exams, a few instructional departments do. If you are enrolled in a distance learning course that requires a proctored exam, visit the Testing Services webpage on the CTC website at www.ctcd.edu for information on how to request a proctor.

Institutional Challenge Examinations

CTC instructional departments may make available institutional challenge examinations for some of their courses based on availability. Cost of the exam is $50.00 and is non-refundable. Students are eligible to take a challenge exam upon successful completion of six semester credit hours with “C” or higher grades at CTC. Students who wish to take a challenge exam should contact the Director of Evaluations & Graduation at dhansen@ctcd.edu. Passing grades to receive course credit are determined by the instructional department administering the exam. Credit awarded for successful completion of the challenge exam is posted as evaluated credit on the student’s CTC transcript, and cannot be used to satisfy CTC residency requirements.