Welcome to the Trinidad State Testing Services Page. We invite you to contact or visit the Testing Center in the Library Room 218 in Trinidad or Room 202 (Learning Center) on the Valley Campus to take your tests listed below.
Placement test is required if SAT/ACT scores or transcripts have not been submitted for review prior to testing.
Testing Center - Unit Mission Statement
The Trinidad State Testing team is committed to supporting students to increase access to college, complete degrees and certificates, persist in classes and/or transfer successfully to a four year college through assessment and exit interview support tools and referrals.
For additional information please contact:
- The Trinidad and Alamosa campuses require appointments for all exams
- Pearson VUE exams must be scheduled on the respective site
- Students who use testing accommodations must schedule all exams seven business days in advance
- Photo IDs are mandatory in order to test.
- They must be current and not expired. Some exams may require a Secondary ID.
- Test staff are required by contract to only accept the proper ID for exams
- Don't schedule an exam if you don't have the proper identification
- If your ID has been lost or stolen you will not be able to test until you have the required photo ID
Acceptable Primary Photo IDs include:
- Driver's License
- Military ID
- State ID Card
- TSJC Students may use their TSJC Photo ID for Instructional and college placement exams
- Concurrent Enrollment students may use their high school or library photo ID card for college placement exams
Test Taker Misconduct
- Giving or receiving assistance of any kind to or from another test taker during the exam session
- Using any testing aid not permitted by your instructor or exam sponsor
- Attempting to take the exam for another person
- Test Takers talking with each other during a test session
- Tampering with the operation of the computer or attempting to use if for any function other than taking the test
- Distracting other Test Takers in any way
- Hats, Coats, Gloves, Hoodies
- Drinks, water bottles, food
- Cell phones, iPads, iPods, Palm PDA's, other electronic devices
- Eyeglass cases, pencil cases, calculator cases
- Sunglasses, purses, backpacks, wallets, keys
- Headphones or earbuds
- Others as determined by exam type
** A locker and a lock are provided to store all items which are not allowed in the testing center
Testing Center Exam Payment
Contact our business office in (719) 846-5547 to pay the testing fee.
You will need to bring a receipt with you the day you are scheduled to test. If you pay via phone, an email will be sent to our testing centers to verify payment was received.
Our college placement test covers English and math topics. If you are not submitting your current ACT/SAT scores, the Colorado Community College System requires you take a college placement test to determine your readiness for college-level courses. This test will also help you determine which math and English classes you should take. This assessment is a great first step into college and can help you begin your successful educational journey.
Placement Test Facts
- Our college placement test consists of two sections:
- English: this section is comprised of 2 sections of 20 multiple choice questions in Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills.
- Math: the Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra sections are comprised of 12-17 adaptive questions. Depending on the score, additional questions may populate. Calculators are embedded in the test for certain questions. (Handheld calculators are not allowed.)
- The test is not timed, but takes approximately two hours to complete.
- Cost is FREE for any first time testing session. $5 per section for retests.
- Appointments are required on the Trinidad and Alamosa campuses. TSJC accepts Accuplacer scores from other colleges for Sentence Skills, Elementary Algebra, Arithmetic, College Level math. Please have the college you took them at send a copy of the score report to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 719-846-5072 for the Trinidad Campus and Alamosa.email@example.com or fax to 719-589-7005 for the Alamosa Campus.
Do I Need to Take the College Placement Test?
You may not need to take the college placement test if you have submitted high school transcripts ACT/SAT, CLEP or DSST scores, you have prior college level or approved IB or AP course work, or approved UEXCEL exams (no more than 5 years old).
Accuplacer Sample Questions and Additional Resources
The Accuplacer Study Workbook is set up to help you find your skill gaps before you take the test at TSJC. Follow these steps to use these pages to full advantage:
- Pick up a Accuplacer Study Workbook – Available at the Testing Center, Admissions or Advising.
Or online here.
(Requires the FREE Adobe Reader)
- Check your answers, using the answer key at the end of the test, and identify which skills you need to refresh.
The College-Level Examination Program ® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Pass any of the 33 CLEP exams and achieve your college and career goals.
If requesting accommodations for Accuplacer or CLEP testing, please provide current disability documentation to the Disability Services office on campus to ensure reasonable accommodations are arranged in a reasonable time.
- Accommodations may vary from college to college.
- For other professional certification or licensing testing, please refer to their websites to request their accommodation process.
Distance Learning Proctor Services
If you are a student attending another college and would like to have your tests proctored at Trinidad State Junior College, please contact the Coordinator for either the Trinidad or Valley campuses listed above for details on scheduling and pricing.
What is the GED?
The General Educational Development (GED) test is a battery of examinations administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study.
- GED graduates earn a GED credential
- Test preparation can be found by visiting the Foundational Skills Institute at CCD
- Visit the official GED website for more information.
- Study Resources
(The link provides direct access to online study materials and resources. Trinidad State is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained on this site.
Format & Time of the GED
Computer based Consists for four modules with a variety of question types: Science - 90 Minutes Social Studies - 90 Minutes Mathematical Reasoning - 115 Minutes Reasoning through Language Arts - 150 Minutes
How to Schedule
To register visit: GEDcomputer.com or call GED Testing Service Registration Call Center at 877.392.6433 Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm CST. The Testing Center does not schedule appointments for the GED.
A valid government-issued ID is required. Candidates under 16, wishing to test, must complete an age waiver prior to testing.
Cost varies depending on state and Testing Center. Testing fee is paid at time of registration. To find out specific costs, visit the GED website.
Test results are available within 24 hours after completion.
You may retake the exam three time per year. The same fees apply when retaking the test.
Nursing Admission Assessment Exam
All applicants are required to achieve a passing score on the HESI Admission Assessment Exam as part of the application process. Students may take the exam twice within the time frame offered each year. All students are required to register for this exam through the tsjcnursing/youcanbook.me. Test dates and directions are published on the PDF that is downloaded after submitting the online TSJC Nursing application. Students need to create an Evolve account before testing. (https://www.hesiinet.com/) Students who do not pass the exam on first attempt will be required to reschedule another testing date within time frame offered. Minimum of 75% is required on each section: Reading Comprehension, English Language Composite, Anatomy & Physiology and Math. This is a timed exam. Students are allowed a maximum of four hours to complete the exam. Students are required to complete all sections of the exam. Students who do not take/skip sections will be required to retake the entire exam at their own expense. Approximate cost is $45.
HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition ISBN # 978-1-4557-0333-3 is the study guide for this exam.
Contact us with questions or to schedule your tests via email or by phone at 719-589-7077.
If you are needing to take a Pearson Vue Exam and are having trouble setting up the exam through external efforts, please contact Krystalee Moreno or Yvette Lujan for assistance.