Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Placement Testing


Placement Tests may be given to evaluate students’ reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Test results are used to assist students in identifying academic strengths and recognizing specific skills that need further development. Some students will need to complete placement testing to determine their readiness for dual enrollment course work, certain selective admission programs or if they do not meet the General Admission requirements. Visit the college website at

English as a Second Language Placement Testing

Most non-native English speaking students are required to take the English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Test which includes assessment in reading, listening, and writing. Enrollment in ESL courses indicated by Placement Test scores is required prior to enrolling in college courses. Students must successfully complete all of the required ESL courses before enrolling in other English courses and most other courses. Students who do not meet minimum scores may not enroll at TCC. These students shall be referred to ESL programs within the community. Upon successful completion, these students can retest for TCC enrollment.

Select non-native English speakers may be exempt from taking the ESL Placement Test. For more information on ESL Placement Test exemption requirements, visit the college website at, search keywords: ESL Placement Test.


Orientation supports student success by facilitating the transition of new students into the college. All new students are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session. For more information and to make orientation reservations, visit TCC’s website at, search keyword: orientation.