What is the El Centro Testing Center for?
El Centro’s Testing Center exists to administer placement and enrollment
exams. We provide proctoring services for students, faculty and the
Can ECC Testing Center staff fax an official score report?
No, ECC Testing Center staff will not fax score reports.
Can I schedule for TSI-Assessment over the phone?
No. Referral Forms, identification and, in some instances, receipts must be presented before pre-scheduling could be completed.
Can I receive my scores over the phone?
You must come to the ECC Testing Center and identify yourself. Students
with a DCCCD number may also access TSI-Assessment scores and TSI
diagnostic summaries by utilizing the Current Credit Student Menu of
Who do I need to speak with concerning a test for EMT?
Before testing, you must be advised. See an advisor in Continuing Education.
Who do I need to speak with concerning a test for Firefighters?
This is the same test as for EMT; however, before testing, you must
consult the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department’s Recruitment Office.
What is the best time to take my test?
Consult the ECC Testing Center’s schedule and calendar
Why do I have to have the course and section number?
Your tests are filed by course and section number. We can ensure the
right exam for your instructor when this information is presented.
Could you please tell me what time I can take an assessment test?
All testing must be arranged through advisement, instructors, and then
by presenting a referral form to the customer service staff at the ECC
Testing Center, when times could be discussed. Please refer to our
operating hours and calendar.
What days and times are TSI-Assessment given?
TSI Assessment is administered Mondays –Saturdays. Please refer to our operating hours and calendar.
Is there a cost for the TSI Assessment?
The first administration of the TSI Assessment is free. Retakes are $10.00 per section.
Do I need to schedule for any exam?
No pre-scheduling is mandatory, but students have the option to do so.
How much time do I have when taking the TSI Assessment?
The entire TSI-A can take from 4 to 5 hours. One section may take 1½ hours. Two sections may take 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Do you have weekend times for your exams?
Teacher Certification tests and the TOEFL test are scheduled on Fridays and some Saturdays.
However; all other tests are available to walk-ins and those who prescheduled. No tests are administered after 1:30 p.m.
What is the latest time I can come in to take an exam?
The latest is 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for instructional tests.
Why must I show an I.D. to take a test?
Student tracking and recordkeeping is important to us. We need to know who you are. An I.D. will identify who you are.
Why must I lock my cell phone in a locker?
No calls are allowed during exams. No photo taking is allowed during
testing. No phone noise is permitted while others are testing.
Where can I go to get information that is required on the Test Request Form?
One could go to the Admissions Office or the eConnect Room. Keep your
class schedule handy or consult the computers in various locations on
campus to get course and section numbers.
Why can I not bring my own TI-83 calculator?
ECC Testing Center provides non-programmed calculators. This is
preferred by the faculty and staff of El Centro College and has become
Can I bring my child to the El Centro Testing Center?
Unattended children are not allowed in or around ECC Testing Center.