Placement Examinations

Trinity Valley Community College adheres to the “open door” admissions policy. This policy provides that any graduate of an accredited high schools or any holder of a certificate of high school equivalency will be eligible for admission when presenting the proper credentials. Students entering certain workforce programs should carefully consider their individual criminal history as it can impact the eligibility for pursuing state and national licenses.  Prior to registration, students may be required to take an approved test for TSI purposes or an official placement test designated by the Trinity Valley Community College testing personnel.

ACT Student Assessment

Trinity Valley Community College is a test center for national administrations of the ACT Student Assessment. Tests are given in October, February and April. Registration must be completed with the headquarters of the American College Testing Program in Iowa City, IA approximately 30 days before the chosen date for testing. High school officials should be consulted for further information.

Certificate of High School Equivalency/General Educational Developmental (GED) Testing

TVCC offers the General Educational Developmental (GED) testing program which provides a means for determining the educational level of adults who have not completed a formal high school education. A certificate of high school equivalency, not a high school diploma, may be issued to adults who successfully complete the GED examination, verifying that the holder has demonstrated a level of educational competence equivalent to that of a high school senior. The GED certificate may be used for job qualification, for admittance to occupational training, for college and for personal reasons. GED testing is currently only offered on the TVCC-Athens Campus and is offered in both the English and Spanish language. Any resident of Texas who has not graduated from an accredited high school is eligible to take the high school equivalency test, if requirements are met. 

CLEP Exams

The College-Level Examination Program or CLEP provides students of any age the opportunity to earn college credit by demonstrating  college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. TVCC will accept a maximum of eighteen (18) semester hours of credit from approved courses, providing the student meets all stipulated requirements.