It is our desire to make your stay at Thomas Nelson Community College an enriching and rewarding experience. To ensure that you are as successful as possible in your coursework, Thomas Nelson administers a Student Assessment and Placement Program to determine your readiness for college level work. Assessment may be satisfied by appropriate SAT or ACT tests, previous college coursework as shown on a college transcript, selected advanced placement tests or the academic placement test battery described on this Web site. Academic placement tests are administered by the Testing Center, in accordance with the college’s assessment and placement policy guidelines. The results of this assessment will be used by the college counselors to determine whether you have the required academic ability to be admitted to the college and to decide placement into appropriate courses. There is no reason to be nervous about taking the tests. They are designed to determine your present level of skills in math, reading and writing. You are encouraged to do the best that you can on the tests in order to be placed in classes where you will be challenged to succeed.
- In order to do your best, we highly recommend you take the placement test over a two day period.
What Should Students Bring with Them to the Test?
All you will need for the testing session is a picture I.D. for identification purposes and two number 2 pencils. All other materials will be provided. A window calculator is provided. No Handheld or cell calculators are permitted. Please be reminded that the college is unable to provide babysitting services and cannot be responsible for children left unattended.
Walk-In Testing Hours:
Hampton campus, Wythe Hall, Room 254A
- Monday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Tuesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday (1st & 3rd of each month) 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In order to provide adequate time for students to complete tests, students are required to be in the Testing Center 2 hours prior to the designated closing time. Appointments for computer-based proctored tests for Distance Learning classes are not required.
If you have any questions concerning this process please call (757) 825-3540 or (757) 825-2795.
Historic Triangle campus, Room 124
- Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Appointments for computer-based proctored tests for Distance Learning classes at the Historic Triangle campus are required and must be made 24 hours in advance.
Contact: Michelle Ross, (757) 258-6538, ude.c1411185732cnt@g1411185732nitse1411185732TTH1411185732