North Campus Testing Center

Testing Center Guidelines

School or government issued picture ID is required for all tests. No exceptions.

Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and may not be left unattended. Please make childcare arrangements beforehand. Campus police will be notified if child is left unattended.
Lock up all electronic devices, books, papers, bags, and food/drinks. Please bring a quarter to use the lockers.  The quarter will be returned to you when you retrieve your items.

Assessments and Exams Offered

North Lake and other Texas public colleges and universities will begin using the new TSI Assessment Test for placement on August 26, 2013. Accuplacer, THEA, Asset, and the Compass tests will no longer be used.  The change has been initiated by legislature approval of the 2012-1017 Statewide Developmental Education Plan.

What the changes mean for you...

These changes do not affect students who tested and registered prior to August 22, 2013. Students who have tested prior to or on August 22, but are not registered by August 22, will be required to retest on the new test. The new test will be required for all students testing after that date.
Along with the new exam, students will be required to participate in a mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity prior to testing. DCCCD students will log into their eConnect account and find the Pre-Assessment Video under the “Prepare to Register” section.  This video is designed to help students understand the importance of the test, offer practice sample questions, and introduce course options and available resources. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the preparation offered through the Pre-Assessment Activity as this test will determine the student’s eligibility for entry level college courses.
After completing the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA), the eConnect system will indicate that the PAA requirement has been met. Then the student will be able to go to either an enrollment service representative in Admissions or to an academic advisor to receive the testing referral. Taking the test is free the first time. Retesting is available at a fee of $10 per section.

More information
     TSI sample questions

Continuing Education Workforce

For North Lake College students who have a referral from Academic Advising.

Classroom Tests

Paper/pencil and online exams for North Lake College students.


CLEP offers students the opportunity to earn college credit by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP examinations.

Student ID

A valid photo ID is required to take tests in the testing center and for using the Learning Resource Center.

There is no cost for your first Student ID. Bring your current fee receipt and a government-issued ID to be issued your NLC Student ID. There is a $10 fee for replacement ID cards payable at the cashier's office.​
​Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 
​8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. last regular test given at 6:00 p.m. 
CLEP testing Mon-Thurs ONLY
(For TSI Assessment and CLEP testing, please call Testing Center for time of last test given and to ensure the server is running.) 
8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. last regular test given at 1:00 p.m.
(For TSI Assessment testing, please call Testing Center for time of last test given)
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