TRCC Testing Center            Room A117            Phone 860.215.9061

Three Rivers Community College Testing Center provides multiple testing services. Reserve your seat online by clicking the applicable testing service below.

Testing Services:

1. Accuplacer Placement Test

2. Make-up, Challenge & Special Accommodations Exams

3. CLEP/DSST

4. TEAS Test

5. Non-Three Rivers CC Student Test Proctoring

Accuplacer Placement Test

The Accuplacer Placement Test is required for all new, first-time college students. Students must apply to the college and receive their TRCC Student ID# prior to scheduling the test.

This test is designed to help students gain information about their readiness for college-level course work by measuring basic skills in mathematics, reading and writing. The test results assist with advisement and course placement as Three Rivers Community College uses multiple metrics in determining college readiness. New students are encouraged to submit any supporting documentation that may potentially help our advising staff determine appropriate math and English composition placement. Supporting documentations may include, but are not limited to: High school transcripts (math and English composition grades), SAT or ACT test scores, and/or any relevant experience in math and English composition.

English Language Learner (ELL), also referred to as ESL, students no longer need to request a different test. The testing center at Three Rivers has created an inclusive testing environment. This means we have designed the placement exam to deliver the appropriate assessment based on the examinee's academic skill level.

All examinees should take the time and prepare for their placement test. Your test results can greatly impact the decision as to whether you need an additional semester of English and/or math coursework. In addition, Three Rivers Community College has college-level algebra and English courses with "embedded support." This means new students may be able to avoid an additional semester of English and/or math coursework even if they are doubtful of their academic skills in those subjects by preparing for the exam. "Embedded support" offers the college-level course with additional tutoring assistance weaved into the course. The next section (Prepare for the Placement Test...) offers tools to help you best prepare.

Are you new to Three Rivers, but believe that you have already completed a college-level English and/or math course? The following TRCC applicants may be waived from taking the placement assessment if they completed an English and math course: Transfer students from outside colleges, Advanced Placement (AP) course (with exam) students, and College Career Pathways (CCP) students. Please inform our Welcome Center attendant if you believe that you may be eligible for placement test waiver. 

Students can sign up for the Accuplacer Placement Test using their Student ID# at:

www.timecenter.com/trcc

The following document is for students to follow after the Accuplacer Placement Test is completed: Placement Test Done? What's Next?

Prepare for the Placement Test (ACCUPLACER®)

Make Up, Challenge & Special Accommodations Exams

  • Cost
      • Make Up exam: No Charge
      • Special Accommodations exam: No Charge
      • Challenge exam: $15
        • Students are asked to bring either a $15 cash reciept (from the cashier) or a completed Credit Card Authorization Form to their scheduled exam.
        • Challenge test examinees are to bring the Credit by Exam form to the Testing Center for Proctor to complete #2. After exam is completed, examinees are to bring form to Joe Johnson.
  • Hours of Operation
      • The Testing Center is only open during the hours for each testing session.
      • Students may arrive anytime after the "start" time of the three-hour session, but should arrive early enough to use time allotted to test.
      • Time allotted to test is written on the Proctor Request Form, which is submitted to the testing center by the instructor.
  • Student Responsibilities
      • Students agree to honor all testing instructions provided by their instructor to the testing center. This includes time allotted to take their exam. Test proctors will request the student to hand in their exam when time has expired.
      • Students are requested to schedule themselves an appointment to test. Go to: www.timecenter.com/trcc. Click on "Make Up, Challenge & Special Accommodation" calendar. Students are also requested to follow up with their instructor with the test date.
    • Faculty Responsibilities
      • Faculty are requested to submit a "Proctor Request Form" to the Testing Center along with the exam via interoffice mail, fax, email (scarolan@threerivers.edu) or in person.
    • CSA*K105 Challenge exam
      • Students interested in challenging CSA*K105 should contact Joe Johnson for permission at: jjohnson@threerivers.edu. Once permission is granted, the testing center will receive a Proctor Request Form for the challenge exam.
      • If a student has already enrolled in CSA*K105 and either withdrew or failed the course, then they are not eligible to take the CSA*K105 Challenge exam.
      • Eligible students are to schedule themselves a date/time at www.timecenter.com/trcc
        • Find a date/time on the Make Up, Challenge & Special Accommodations testing calendar. Please note in comment box that you're taking the CSA*K105 Challenge test.
        • There is a $15 "Proctoring Fee" due to the cashier's office for all challenge exams. Please bring this Credit by Exam form with you and show to the cashier.
        • Students are asked to bring their Credit by Exam form and a $15 receipt (from the cashier's office) along with them to the testing center on day of challenge exam.
        • After taking the CSA*K105 challenge exam, students are asked to submit their Credit by Exam form to Joe Johnson. This form will then be forwarded to the academic dean for approval/signature.
        • CSA 105 Challenge exam details: 
          •  You should review the textbook for the CSA105 course, covering Office 2013 prior to the test.  There are 3 copies of the text available in the TRCC library.
          • The test examines your knowledge of each of the 4 office tools:  Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Access.  The questions are based on the material in each of the first 2 chapters from the text for each of these technology areas, for a total of 8 chapters. 
          • The questions are task-oriented, structured very similar to the Capstone questions at the end of each of these 8 chapters.  So it would be helpful for you to look over those and make sure you're comfortable with them.  Specifically, they ask you to modify/enhance document files according to very specific requirements.
          • The test is corrected by computer, so you need to be careful, and answer the questions very precisely and accurately in order to receive full credit.
          • An overall score of 65% or above is required to pass the test.  However, it is also required that the score for each section (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Access), be at least 55% in order to pass.
          • You have 3 hours to complete the exam.
          • Once you complete the exam, the testing center will send the exam to the computer science department for grading (by computer).  We will contact you once we have the results within a few days.
          • This exam can only be taken once. No exceptions.

    Credit by Exam (CLEP & DSST)

    Proctoring schedules for upcoming CLEP and DSST exams available at links below.

    Also, procedure to schedule an exam begins by clicking appropriate link above. Please note TRCC normally offers 2 to 3 test sessions monthly and posted one month in advance.

    TEAS Test

    • The TEAS test was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. The TEAS test is a requirement for admission into the Nursing Program.
    • Students schedule themselves for exams at the ATI website. The Three Rivers Testing Center does not schedule TEAS examinees. ATI sends Three Rivers the examinee roster before each TEAS test.
    • Three Rivers Testing Center does not print TEAS test results after completion of the individual examinees test. However, upon completion of the entire testing session, the testing proctor will enable all results. At that time, examinees will be able to access their ATI accounts and view their scores/print their results from any Internet connected computer outside of the Testing Center.
    • Upon completion of their TEAS test, examinees are directed to immediately sign out of their ATI account and exit the Testing Center. Staying after the exam so to use the computer for any reason is not permitted.
    • All scratch paper is to be left in the designated areas of the Testing Center or at the examinee's seat. No scratch paper is permitted to be taken from the Testing Center.
    • Examinees are permitted to use one piece of scratch paper at a time. Additional sheets of scratch paper are available upon exchange of expired sheet.
    • In addition to the exam fees paid to ATI at the ATI website, Three Rivers CC testing center charges a proctoring fee for scheduled examinees. Proctoring fees should be paid to the cashiers office on the day of test and before walking into the testing center. If exam is offered after cashier's hours of operation the the exam proctor will have payment forms for examinees to complete.
      • All forms of payment are accepted except personal checks. No personal checks will be accepted.
    • TEAS examinees will need to present a picture id, driver's license, military id, college id and passports are acceptable forms of picture identification. Also, examinees will need to hand the testing proctor their casheir's receipt showing payment of proctoring fees.
    • ATI TEAS TEST INFORMATION

       

    Non-Three Rivers Community College Student Test Proctoring

    There is a non-refundable Three Rivers' Administration proctoring fee of $35 for non-Three Rivers Community College examinees.  Payment is due on day of test. Please bring a reciept to the testing center. The Cashier's Office will accept credit card, cash or money order.

    In order to reserve your seat for a test proctoring session please go to www.timecenter.com/trcc (you'll have to create an account) and select the following calendar: Make Up, Challenge & Special Accommodations Exams. Choose the available test date that best fits your schedule. Be sure to note in the "comment" section that you are taking an exam for another college/university. Only the dates offered on this calendar are available.

    New dates will be posted monthly.

    Be sure to contact your college/university well in advance of your selected test date. This will allow your college/university to send the required password and forms to the Testing Center at Three Rivers Community College in a timely manner.

    Provide your college/university with the following contact information for the testing center: