TCC does not have an admissions test. 

Placement Tests

All new-to-college students are required to take a placement test to determine college readiness in reading, writing and mathematics before enrolling in restricted courses. 

The TSI Assessment is the state-approved placement test. To satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and course prerequisite requirements, you must meet or exceed the following minimum passing standards:

TSI Assessment College Readiness Standards

Subject Area Minimum Passing Score
Mathematics 350
Reading 351

Placement score of at least 350 and an essay score of at least 5
Placement score of at at least 363 and an essay score of 4
Placement score of less than 350 and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least a 4 and an essay score of at least 5


  • You may be score exempt from placement testing based on TAKS, SAT, or ACT scores.
  • You may also qualify for a waiver or exception.

Tests Offered

Before You Take a Test

Whether you are testing for TCC or another institution, you must:

Each campus provides a testing center and offers a variety of tests, which may include:

Other Testing Services include:


  • A government-issued photo ID is mandatory! 
    Examples: driver’s license, passport, military ID or high school ID
  • All electronic devices—including cell phones, smart watches, Bluetooth headphones—must be turned off and stored outside of the testing site.
  • Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.



Contact your campus Testing Center for more information.

Have questions? AskTCC
817-515-TEST (8378)


TCC Testing Services Mission Statement:

To promote student success, Testing Services at Tarrant County College seeks to provide comprehensive, quality testing services in a calm, secure environment. We strive to give prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service to all students and to promote honesty, integrity and fairness in all testing procedures. Testing Services subscribes to the mission and standards outlined by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).



Updated April 04, 2016

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