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         How to Register  How to Register
         Assessment Procedures  Assessment Procedures
         Counseling and Advisement  Counseling and Advisement
         Flexible Entry Courses  Flexible Entry Courses
         Recommended Academic Load  Recommended Academic Load
         Change of Schedule  Change of Schedule
         Classification of Students  Classification of Students
         Online Student Application  Online Student Application
         Online Registration and Payment  Online Registration and Payment
         Telephone Grade Reports  Telephone Grade Reports
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
Assessment Procedures (Archived)

Our assessment services evaluate your readiness for certain college courses and determine whether you are likely to be successful in those courses. The college offers an assessment and advisement program for entering students that is a required part of the enrollment process.

The assessment program is comprised of several parts. You complete a questionnaire that documents information about your career and work plans, previous academic achievement and other relevant information. Your basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics are also assessed; this information may come from ACT, SAT, previous college-level work or from scores on the standardized tests administered at the college. If you have previously taken any of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) state approved tests, you will also need these scores. You should have official copies of ACT, PSAT, SAT, THEA, or TAKS scores and transcripts mailed to the Admissions Office or make them available when you apply for admission. It is your responsibility as a student to have these available when you enroll.

The assessment program provides you and your academic advisor the information you need to make informed decisions. Information about your skills, abilities, career plans, educational background, life experiences and motivation is important in helping you make selections from the many educational options available.

Students may be required to assess by taking one of the TSI state approved assessments prior to enrolling in classes that have prerequisite skills in reading, writing, or math. The college reserves the right to advise students in the appropriate remediation if assessment results indicate a need for improving skills in reading, writing, and/or mathematics. No student shall be exempt or waived from DCCCD course prerequisites without first evidence of academic readiness.

Details of assessment and advisement procedures are available through the college Counseling and/or Advisement Center or in the college class schedule, published each semester.

For sample assessment practice tests, go to Affairs/Assessment Practice Tests/

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