About the Testing Center

The Testing Center is committed to providing excellent customer service to our students, faculty, and community while ensuring the integrity of testing in a secure environment. Whether you're aiming to further your education, enter the workforce, or advance your present career, the Testing Center offers a broad array of services to meet your needs.

*In high peak times, Testing Center Specialists assist students and may be unable to answer the phone. The best times to call the Testing Center are before 9:30 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m.

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Identification

Bring a TSC photo ID or valid driver's license or state identification card

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Review Registration

Make sure to check our hours of operations and review your registration information

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Arrive on Time

Arrive at least one hour prior to closing

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Testing Services

TSC offers various testing services to accommodate both students and local members of the community. Learn more about the tests offered and the information you need to know below. 

Florida Developmental Education Exemption Statement

2023-2024 Alternative Placement for Advising

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation

Students who need to take an assessment test for academic advisement but live outside the State of Florida may make arrangements with the Testing Center to have the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation assessment sent to a local proctor. The ACCUPLACER Next-Generation consists of the following academic subjects; English, Reading, and Math. Students may schedule an alternative testing location by calling (850) 201-8282.

  • ACCUPLACER Next-Generation can be administered remotely by appointment. TSC uses the ACCUPLACER to test advanced math skills for students seeking to bypass College Algebra, in an attempt to enroll in high-function math courses. Please contact the Testing Center at testingcenter@tsc.fl.edu if you believe you are in need of this service.  
  • Accuplacer Study Guide

Fees:

  • First attempt for advisement taken on TSC campus: No Fee
  • Retake for advisement taken on TSC campus: $4
  • Request for the first attempt for advisement taken at another institution: Proctor's Fee
  • Request for a retake for advisement taken at another institution: Proctor's Fee

Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) 

The Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a computerized adaptive assessment that is used to determine the mastery level of students in the academic areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.

  • The PERT is administered on an appointment basis Monday through Friday. The PERT is an untimed assessment, but please allow a minimum of three hours for testing if you plan on taking all subjects: reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • The PERT is offered Monday through Friday on an appointment basis. Monday through Friday examinees may make an appointment between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to begin testing. 
  • If an examinee is not satisfied with their PERT results they may retake the PERT after 14 days. 
  • The PERT exam is currently offered on Monday through Friday by appointment at the following times; 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The PERT exam is also available for remote testing opportunities, for that outside of the tri-county area. Please contact the Testing Center at testingcenter@tsc.fl.edu to receive information on how to take the PERT remotely.
  • PERT Study Guide 

Fees:

  • First attempt for advisement taken on TSC campus: No Fee
  • Retake for advisement taken on TSC campus: $4

Testing for Adult Basic Education (TABE)

 Adult Education Students must take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) before starting class. This test helps us understand your beginning level, so you can be registered for the correct classes.

  • The TABE is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. on an appointment basis.  
  • The three parts of the TABE are Reading Comprehension, Language Arts, and Math.
  • To access resources to help you study for the TABE test. Please check with Adult Education Development in Workforce Development building 38.

Fees:

  • TSC applicant: $25
  • Applicant for other institutions: $25
  • This fee will cover two attempts at each section of the TABE test. The fee will need to be paid in person at the Cashier's Office. Examinees must pick up a payment authorization form from the Testing Center before going to the Cashier’s Office. All payments at this time will be cash only.

Resources: 

Pearson Vue

Tallahassee State College offers Pearson Vue testing services.  Appointments for Pearson Vue assessments will need to be made with the assessment sponsor or with Pearson Vue directly and may be administered at our location.

  • Assessments can be registered for at: Pearson Vue
  • Examples of assessments are: GED, Cisco Technologies, CompTia, Basic Abilities Test, National Strength and Conditioning, Childcare Accreditation, and Pharmacy Technician.
  • This service will not be available during holidays and college closures. 

Fees:

  • None

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP tests are timed academic assessments offered by College Board and proctored at Tallahassee State College. CLEP tests offer course completion credit, for general education courses used to complete a college degree. Examinees will be tested on the materials that are covered in those courses.

  • CLEP exams are currently offered on Monday by appointment at the following times: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
  • Students may earn credit in subjects such as College Algebra, College Composition, American History, Biology, and Foreign Languages. Please look here for the full list of TSC Credit By Exam.   
  • CLEP tests will be offered at Tallahassee State College on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts building, room 211.
  • CLEP tests can be registered for at https://clep.collegeboard.org/

Fees:

  • Sitting fee per attempt of an assessment: $10
  • Payment to College Board CLEP program can be made at clep.collegeboard.org: $89
  • DANTES-funded military and military-approved candidates (first attempt): No Fee
  • All fees must be paid to the TSC Cashier's Office. Examinees must pick up a payment authorization form from the Testing Center before going to the Cashier’s Office. All payments at this time will be cash only.

Florida Civic Literacy Exam

In accordance with Florida Statue 1007.25 and Florida Administrative Code, Rule 6A-10.02413, Tallahassee State College will be offering the Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE) for completion of an Associate of Arts Degree or Associate of Science Degree.

*Please note: The FCLE will be unable during the week of July 29 through August 2 due to server maintenance.

PASSING SCORE is 60% to meet requirement.

  • Weekly testing for the Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE) will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (face-to-face) and Tuesdays and Fridays (remote) by appointment.
  • Appointments will be scheduled for a one-hour window though examinees may take as much time as needed. 
  • In-person testing blocks for Tuesdays-Thursday will be 9 a.m.,10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • Remote testing blocks will be 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The FCLE will consist of questions from four main subjects:

  • American Democracy
  • The U.S. Constitution
  • The Founding Documents
  • Landmark Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Actions

The Civic Literacy requirement applies to the following students:

Catalog Year

Student Type

Degree Type

Requirement

2018-2019 through  2020-2021

First-time-in-college students

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Baccalaureate  

Pass a course
OR
Pass an assessment 

2021-2022 and after

Entering a Florida College System

Associate of Arts (A.A.),  Baccalaureate

Pass a course
AND
Pass an assessment 

2022-2023 and after

Entering a Florida College System

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), Baccalaureate

Pass a course
AND
Pass an assessment    

Study Material may be found at:

Fees:

None

FCLE Exam Sign Up

Nursing Program Admissions Test (HESI-A2)

The HESI-A2 Admission Test is the required entrance assessment for all students applying to certain Healthcare Programs at TSC. To be considered for admission, the TSC programs require a minimum score of 75 percent in each required section of the assessment.

  • The HESI test is currently offered Monday through Friday by appointment at the following times: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  
  • Students may take the HESI-A2 on an appointment basis; testing is available Monday through Friday at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
  • Contact the Testing Center at (850) 201-8282 for more information.

Fees: As of July 1, 2024

  • Test Fee: $50
  • All fees must be paid to the TSC Cashier's Office. Examinees must pick up a payment authorization form from the Testing Center before going to the Cashier’s Office. All payments at this time will be cash only.

What is a Proctored Assessment?

A proctored assessment is an assessment that is taken under supervision. Certification sponsors, colleges, and universities have as a component, assessments which need to be proctored. This ensures fairness and an equitable measure of performance for students or certification candidates and mastery of the subject material without compromising assessment integrity.

  • Assessment services provided for other institution course exams (fees are per course): $25
  • Assessment services provided for other institutions or companies; entrance or employment assessments: $25
  • Note: It is imperative that students from other institutions wishing to use the Testing Center as a proctoring site set up their proctor arrangements within the first two weeks of the course(s) start date(s). The Testing Center cannot make last-minute proctor arrangements.

Accommodated Testing Services

If you are registered with TSC's Student Accessibility Services, you are eligible to take your advisement assessment and course assessments in the Accommodated Testing Center, located in the Fine & Performing Arts Building, 2nd floor, Room 219. All course assessments require a minimum of 48 hrs (2 business days) notice prior to the test date for administration. Please refer to your SAS contract. 

For more information about the Accommodated Testing Center, please call (850) 201-8271 or email ACCtesting@tsc.fl.edu  

Web-Based Instruction Course Exams 

Web courses are taken online, however, course assessments may be required to be proctored. Check with faculty or your advisor prior to registering to determine if your assessment(s) must be proctored. This service is not offered at the Testing Center. 

What You Should Know Before Your Assessment:

  • Proctored assessments will be taken through HonorLock.
  • All students should have a web camera and microphone for their computers.
  • Students will be recorded throughout their assessment and the recording will be submitted to their faculty member.

If a student has an issue with HonorLock please contact TSC Online at (850) 201-9400 or through email at TSCOnline@tsc.fl.edu.

Contact Us

Testing

Standard
Phone: (850) 201-8282 | Fax: (850) 201-8676
Email: testingcenter@tsc.fl.edu

Accommodated
Phone: (850) 201-8271 
Email: acctesting@tsc.fl.edu

*In high peak times, Testing Center Specialists assist students and may be unable to answer the phone. The best times to call the Testing Center are before 9:30 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m.

Hours

General Testing and Accommodated Testing
Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Testing services begin at 9 a.m. and no testing will begin after 4 p.m.

Location

Tallahassee State College, Testing Center
Fine and Performing Arts Building, Room 208