Hill College

Available Tests

Offered Through Hill College Testing Center

ABILITY TO BENEFIT EXAM (ATB through Accuplacer) - The ATB is a placement exam for those who do not have a high school diploma (or its recognized equivalent), but may be eligible for financial aid through the changes to the Higher Eduation Act, effective July 1, 2015.  For questions regarding eligibility or referral to take the ATB, please contact the Advising and Success Center athttp://www.hillcollege.edu/students/Advising/index.html

  • Given by appointment only, with referral from the Advising and Success Center on both campuses.
  • $25.00 fee payable to the Hill College Business Office

TSI ASSESSMENT*** TSI information from CollegeBoard

  • Given by appointment only on both campuses.
  • Not timed.
  • Before testing, students are required to take the Pre-Assessment Activity, do the Practice Questions and sign the Certificate of Completion.  The student will bring the Certificate of Completion to the Advisors who will give the student a Referral form. The student will then present the Referral form, the receipt for the $39 fee and a photo ID to the testing center.
  • Tests the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Writing Skills
  • Student Identification number for TSI will be your Social Security number so student will need to know it or have easy access to it when they come to test.

CLEP (College Level Entrance Exam) Johnson County Campus only

  • Given by appointment only.
  • CLEP tests are a great way to earn college credit in subjects for which you may already have knowledge.
  • Student will register for and pay for exam at www.collegeboard.com.  This will create a testing ticket which they will bring with them to the Testing Center at the time of their exam.  After they register with CollegeBoard, they wil contact the Testing Center to set up their appointment.
  • An administrative fee of $15 per test is to be made to Hill College.
  • If taking the English Composition with essay, there will be an additional fee of $5 to CLEP
  • There is a $25 posting fee required for each course posted to a Hill College transcript.
  • Please visit www.collegeboard.com and follow the link to students.
    • Click CLEP to search for the test that you would like to take. 

GED Testing Service high school equivalency exam

Registration for Computer Based GED Testing can be completed online at www.ged.com

  • Scheduling and payment will be made during the online registration process.
  • The cost for four sections is $145 or $36.25 for each section
  • The Computer Based GED is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the Johnson County Campus and Tuesdays and Wednesdays on the Hill County Campus.

HiSET by ETS high school equivalency exam (computer based only)

Registration for computer based HiSET will be completed online at http://hiset.ets.org/myhiset

  • Scheduling and payment will be made during the online registration process
  • The cost for five sections is $125.00 or $25.00 per section
  • The computer based HiSET is offered each Monday on the Johnson County Campus only

THEA ibt (internet based)

  • THEA ibt tests are given by appointment only at both Hillsboro and Cleburne testing centers.
  • An administration fee of  $10.00 will be made to Hill College.
  • The cost of the test is $29.00 and will be paid for by credit card online at www.thea.nesinc.com.  Click on Registration Checklist.
  • There is a 14 day waiting period between THEA ibt retakes.
  • The test is 4 hours in length and consists of 3 parts: Reading, Writing,  and Math.
  • Scoring is immediate 

HESI A2 with CT

  • HESI is the entrance exam required for students entering the nursing program, as well as those entering the paramedics and ECHO programs.
  • The HESI A2 and Critical Thinking (CT) exams are administered by appointment only and will not be scheduled until student receives a referral form from the Nursing Department.
  • The testing fee is $45.


  • Proctoring services are provided for both Hill College students and those attending other institutions.
  • Any student requiring proctoring services is welcome to call either testing center to schedule an appointment.
  • There is an administration fee of $15 per test for non-Hill College students.
  •  All required passwords and testing guidelines must be provided to Testing Center staff and can be e-mailed to testingcenter@hillcollege.edu


  • Hill College - Johnson County Campus is an approved PEARSON VUE computer-based test site.
  • To obtain information on test availability and registration for Pearson Vue testing go to www.pearsonvue.com

ACT WORKKEYS WORK SKILLS ASSESSMENTS - A Nationally recognized indicator of work readiness:  http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workkeys-for-workforce-developers/assessments.html

  • ACT WorkKeys assessments are research-based measures of foundational work skills required for success across industries and occupations.  They have been used for more than two decades by job seekers, employees, employers, students, educators, administrators and workforce and economic developers.  WorkKeys assessments measure the cognitive (hard) and noncognitive (soft) skills needed for success in the workforce.
  • The WorkKeys assessments are $25.00 per section, payable through the Hill College Business Office.

CERTIPORT BY PEARSON VUE. Exams from which Certificates of specialty can be issued for the following:

Adobe Certified Associate

Adobe Certified Expert

Autodesk Certified Professional

Autodesk Certified User

Business Fundamentals


Intuit QuickBooks

Microsoft Certified Educator

Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft Technology Associate

Toon Boom Certified Associate

Given on the Johnson County Campus only. For information on pricing or to set an appointment, please call the testing center at 817-760-5814.

***Incoming students who took the Accuplacer before August 26, 2013 but did NOT register for classes at that time, will need to take the TSI Assessment before enrolling in classes.