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 the testing areas. Test Services include:

  • Entrance Examination - American College Test (ACT). The ACT is not required for admission to CTC. The ACT is administered on national test days each year.
  • TSI Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) - The TSIA2 is the state approved assessment test that replaced the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test on January 11, 2021. The TSIA2 includes a Mathematics test, an English Language Arts and Reading (ELR) test and an essay. Students will be required to complete a Pre-Assessment before taking the TSI Assessment 2.0.
  • Health Education Systems Inc. Admissions Assessment (HESI A2) - The HESI is a timed, computerized exam that consists of five sections. The exam is required by the CTC Nursing department. The exams measure the examinee’s ability to apply nursing and health professional concepts to clinical problems.
  • Diagnostic Tests - Students enrolling in a CATE Center competency-based, open-entry program should contact a CATE Center Advisor to determine if they are required to complete diagnostic testing.
  • Automotive Services Excellence (ASE), The Automatic Transmissions Rebuilders Association Certification (ATRA), and IMAC Automotive Air Conditioning Examinations – The certification examinations are available for automotive professionals.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST Tests – The CLEP and DSST examinations are nationally recognized tests for students desiring to receive credit for knowledge already obtained. Active duty Fort Hood soldiers can take these tests free of charge at the Fort Hood Education Center.
  • General Educational Development (GED) examinations – CTC is an approved GED site for individuals who have not completed a formal high school education.
  • Institutional Challenge Examinations – A student may request through the appropriate department chair permission to take challenge examinations for certain courses based on availablity.
  • English Language Proficiency Test – A test, which is administered by the English for Speakers of Other Languages Department, for course placement of non-English or limited-English speakers.
  • Pearson VUE Exams - CTC is a Pearson VUE test center where computer-based certification and licensure tests are offered for various testing programs.
  • TCOLE - CTC has become a testing center for TCLEDDS offering tests to the police academy on campus and for the surrounding area.

For detailed information visit the CTC testing website at https://www.ctcd.edu/students/current-ctc-students/testing-services/ and refer to the “College Costs” section of the catalog for fees.

NOTE If special accommodations are needed because of a disability, contact the Testing Office before taking the test.

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 or in person at the Enrollment Center (Building 209) at which time you will receive a receipt number. Then call the CTC Testing Director at (254) 526-1168 or email vgates@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.

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 inquire within the applicable instructional department. 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.