Jul 20, 2024  
2024 - 2025 Catalog 
  
2024 - 2025 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 www.tcc.edu/placement.

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 the ESL Placement Test and exemption requirements, visit the college website at tcc.edu, search keywords: ESL Placement Test.

Required Enrollment in Developmental Courses

Admitted students who score below college level on the English Placement Test must enroll in developmental courses and complete them successfully before enrolling in other English courses, or courses that require competency in college-level English.

Admitted students who score below college level on the mathematics Placement Test must enroll in developmental courses and complete them successfully before enrolling in other mathematics courses.

Admitted students whose test results indicate the need for ESL instruction must successfully complete the prescribed ESL courses before enrolling in non-ESL courses.

The college reserves the right to withdraw students from classes for which students did not complete the appropriate prerequisites.

Orientation

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 tcc.edu, search keyword: orientation.