Testing Center

Testing Center

Testing Centers are operated on all campuses and offer proctored testing services for students and faculty in a controlled, secure testing environment during operational hours. Students are required to present a photo ID and applicable fee receipts prior to testing. Children are not allowed to accompany students into the Testing Center. We subscribe to the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Testing Centers.  The College Testing Center is a member of the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers.

Testing candidates needing to schedule appointments for any testing service can process their request online by going to the Testing Center web page at www.hgtc.edu/testing, or in WaveNet under the Testing Center tab. Once you complete the process and pay necessary fees, if applicable, you will receive a confirmation of your appointment. Please bring your confirmation with you on appointment day.

Students requesting testing accommodations must contact accessibility and disability services prior to test.

College Placement Testing

The college placement test is a computerized adaptive testing system used to place students in appropriate college-level courses. It is designed to help determine a student’s strengths and needs in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Math basic skills. College placement testing is provided free of charge as a service to prospective students, and an appointment is needed. A retest fee may be applicable.

The Start Right Experience

ALL students must participate in The Start Right Experience, which is offered in-person or online before registering for the placement test. The Start Right Experience is designed to ensure success in placement testing and provide preparation to enter the college environment.

Visit The Student Information Center: WaveNet Central for in-person sessions, or complete The Start Right Experience online at www.hgtc.edu/startright.

Testing Services

The Testing Centers on each campus administer academic tests for students who have professors’ approval. There is no charge for this service.

Health Science Tests (TEAS)

Grand Strand Campus
The Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a computerized diagnostic instrument to help evaluate academic skills of new applicants to several of HGTC Health Science programs, as an admissions requirement or an option for admission. TEAS dates, fees, appointment and registration procedures are announced in program information sessions and in department web page information. Testing appointments are required.

CLEP - College-Level Examination Program

The Conway Campus Testing Center is approved by The College Board as an official CLEP Testing Center site. Computerized CLEP exams are administered at the Conway Campus Testing Center only.  A fee is charged for each test administered, payable by debit or credit card.

By taking CLEP computerized exams and receiving approved scores, students can receive exemption credit for specific HGTC CLEP courses. In addition, approximately 3,000 colleges nationwide grant credit for approved CLEP exams. CLEP Information for Candidates brochures are available in all campus Testing Centers, and information on CLEP study guides is available on The College Board website at: https://clep.collegeboard.org. CLEP course equivalents for transfer to HGTC are available at:  https://www.hgtc.edu/documents/currentstudents/CLEPScores.pdf

External Testing for other Colleges and Agencies

Time and space permitting, the Testing Center offers proctored Internet and traditional testing services for students attending other colleges and students sitting for various certification exams. Students should contact the Testing Center at the desired campus for appointments. An administrative fee is charged for each test administered, payable by debit or credit card.

Pearson VUE Certification Exams

Conway and Grand Strand Campuses
The Conway and Grand Strand Campus Testing Centers are official Pearson VUE Certification Testing Centers and are authorized to offer certification exams in many areas including computer and health science technologies. Exam fees vary. For additional information and to register online, see the VUE Pearson website at www.vue.com.