Testing Center at Coppell Center

​​Testing Center Guidelines

School or government-issued picture ID is required for all tests. No exceptions.

Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and may not be left unattended. Please make child care arrangements beforehand. Campus police will be notified if a child is left unattended.

Lock up all electronic devices, books, papers, bags and food/drinks. Please bring a quarter to use the lockers.  The quarter will be returned to you when you retrieve your items.

Student ID

A valid photo ID is required to take tests in the testing center and for using the Learning Resource Center.

There is no cost for your first Student ID. Bring your current fee receipt and a government-issued ID to be issued your North Lake Student ID. There is a $10 fee for replacement ID cards payable at the cashier's office.

Assessments and Exams Offered

North Lake and other Texas public colleges and universities began using the TSI Assessment Test for placement on August 26, 2013. Accuplacer, THEA, Asset and the Compass tests are no longer used.

Along with the new TSI exam, students will be required to participate in a mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity prior to testing. Dallas College students will log into their eConnect account and find the Pre-Assessment Video under the “Prepare to Register” section.  This video is designed to help students understand the importance of the TSI test, offer practice sample questions and introduce course options and available resources. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the preparation offered through the Pre-Assessment Activity as this test will determine the student’s eligibility for entry-level college courses.

After completing the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA), the eConnect system will indicate that the PAA requirement has been met. Then the student will be able to go to either an enrollment service representative in Admissions or to an academic advisor to receive the TSI testing referral. Taking the TSI test is free the first time. Retesting is available at a fee of $10 per section.

More information

Continuing Education Workforce

For North Lake students who have a referral from Academic Advising.

Classroom Tests

Paper/pencil and online exams for North Lake students.

Classroom T​esting Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


CLEP offers students the opportunity to earn college credit by earning qualifying scores on any of the 33 CLEP examinations.

CLEP Testing Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Please bring the following: a valid government-issued photo ID, CLEP registration ticket and a proctor fee of $25

TCFP Firefighter Exams

TCFP Testing Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Please bring the following: a valid government-issued photo ID, TCFP Online Exam Eligibility Form and a​ proctor fee of $25

For more information, please visit the TCFP websi​t​e.

NHA Nursing Exam

NHA Testing Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.