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Texas Success Initiative

Eastfield College does not have an admissions test; a placement test (TSI Assessment) is used to determine whether the student is college-ready by meeting the Texas Success Initiative requirements as well as course prerequisite requirements. The Texas Success Initiative is a means of assuring that students receive accurate assessment, advisement and course placement. It is designed to promote student success in college by providing early academic support for students entering the institution with skill deficiencies in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.

Each student, unless otherwise exempt, who enters Eastfield College under any admissions entrance category must be tested for reading, writing, and mathematics prior to enrolling in any academic coursework.

College Level Examination Program (CBT-CLEP) Testing

College Level Examination Program (CBT-CLEP) Tests may be taken by students who believe they already meet the requirements of a course by experience or previous training. Students must be currently enrolled at Eastfield College to take and receive credit for CBT-CLEP Tests. The CBT-CLEP Test scores will be transcripted at the end of the semester in which the test is taken. Students will not be given CBT-CLEP Tests in courses for which they are enrolled. Please contact the Assessment (Testing) Center, (972)860-7011, for more information.

Correspondence Testing

Correspondence Testing is a service provided to the Eastfield College Community, by the Assessment Center, for those students who choose not to enroll in a traditional course of study or who enroll in correspondence courses at other educational institutions. Correspondence Testing is limited to U. S. institutions and institutions with which the DCCCD has a contract. The Assessment (Testing) Center (Room C114) receives, secures, proctors, and returns these tests according to the sending institution’s guidelines. These tests are administered on specific days and by appointment only, no exceptions. There is an administrative charge for this service, payable in advance, to the Business Office (Room C126).

Credit-by-Examination Testing

Credit-by Examination is a test prepared, administered and graded by Eastfield faculty. Please contact the Division Offices for more information.

Dallas Colleges Online (TSI AssessmentTesting)

Dallas Colleges Online TSI Assessment Testing is a service provided to students worldwide. Students needing to be tested to register for Dallas Colleges Online courses should contact an advisor at DCO for the process: http://online.dcccd.edu/contactus.html. You may call them at (972) 669-6400 or 1-888-468-4268 (outside Dallas).

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Testing

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Testing is for students whose primary language is not English and who need assistance in understanding spoken or written English.

Compass is the ESOL test, used to assess students for placement in credit ESOL courses. The Compass test is an un-timed computerized test.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Testing

English as a Second Language (ESL) Testing is for students whose primary language is not English and who need assistance in understanding spoken or written English.

Future Placement General Test is the ESL test, used to assess students for placement in continuing education ESL courses. Future Placement General Test is 45 minute, 60 question, paper and pencil and scantron test.

Local, State and National Testing

The Assessment Center provides local, state, and national testing for the Eastfield College community, faculty, staff, administration and students. These tests are administered on specific days and by appointment only, no exceptions.

Make-Up Testing

The Assessment Center’s comprehensive testing service provides make-up testing for those students who missed their test when it was given in class. Professors have the option to allow students who missed the administration of testing during class time to complete their tests in the Assessment Center.

Skills, Interests, Careers, Majors

Do you want to match your skills and interests to specific jobs, careers, occupations, college majors, and fields of study?  Check out the Majors & Careers section of the Career & Employment Services at Eastfield College: http://www.eastfieldcollege.edu/SSI/cpnet.asp .  Explore career interests and possibilities, then see what job positions your major can open up for you.