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Testing Centers at Tri-C's four campuses - Eastern, Metropolitan, Western and Westshore - and the Brunswick University Center offer assessment and testing services. This includes placement testing for new students and course exam testing for students enrolled in Tri-C classes. 

English and math placement testing is mandatory for new students to determine registration eligibility for English and math courses. Students may submit qualifying ACT/SAT scores instead of testing.

New students whose first spoken or written language is a language other than English, or those who have completed English-as-a-second-language coursework in high school, should complete the English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test to be evaluated for grammar and writing skills before completing English and math placement testing. 

Placement testing is also available for Chemistry and Biology

Placement scores will be valid for a maximum of two years after the test administration date. The highest eligible placements will be considered for registration purposes.

Persons holding a college degree may have the placement process waived. Students should contact their academic department or the Counseling Office for assistance.  

Students who are interested in certification exams offered through GED, Certiport, Pearson Vue or ACT WorkKeys should contact the Certification Testing Center