Counseling and Testing

The Cisco College Counseling Department offers a range of services in fulfillment of the student services mission of Cisco College. The department is under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services and has as its goal to provide services and assistance to support students in attainment of their educational goals. Some of the services provided to students are course advisement, testing and placement, career and personal counseling, orientation and assistance for special populations. For more information, please contact a counselor at either the Cisco Campus or the Abilene Educational Center. 

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Credit by Examination

Cisco College recognizes credit by examination for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advance Placement Program (AP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). Students that score high enough on select exams may receive credit for coursework at Cisco College. Other institutions have varying policies on accepting credit by examination so a student wishing to transfer this credit to another institution needs to check with that institution regarding their policy. Click here for a full listing of credit by examination opportunities.

Personal Counseling

Counselors are available to provide short-term assistance to help students address issues that may be hindering them in succeeding in college. There is no charge for this service but this counseling is limited in nature and length, and in some cases a student will be referred to community resources to better address their issues, such as City of Cisco or InfoAbilene.


Cisco College is a test site for the TSI Assessment at both locations and the GED at the Cisco Campus. Counselors also assist in administering correspondence and Virtual College of Texas exams. To schedule a GED test go to for test dates, locations, registration and payment. For general information on GED Testing at the Cisco Campus call (254) 442-5023. For information on TSI Testing or to make an appointment with an exam proctor please call (254) 442-5024 for the Cisco Campus or (325) 794-4400 for the Abilene Educational Center.


  • To sign up for a TSI test date and time at the Abilene campus come by the campus at 717 E. Industrial Blvd. and go to the Administration Offices.
  • The TSI Assessment will be given at the Cisco Campus on the following dates: January 19th and January 20th, 2016.  Students must pre-register and review the pre-assessment packet in order to test. To pre-register contact Leigh Dycus: Students need to bring a photo ID, payment of $12.00 per section or $36.00 for the full test and a signed verification form. The test location will be in the Counseling Offices in Vocational-Tech Building I on the Cisco Campus.
Transfer Information

Both locations offer Transition Centers that help you navigate educational options, including information on university and college requirements and assisting with creating course plans and schedules for students. Catalogs and admission information is maintained on most colleges and universitites in Texas for students to browse during regular hours. Check out these sites for more info:

Special Populations

It is the policy of Cisco College to identify and provide services to students qualifying as "Special Student Populations." Defined by Federal law, these populations include students with disabilities, students who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, and students with limited English proficiency. Services for qualified individuals may include appropriate educational accommodations and community referrals. A student who meets the definition of a "Special Population" student should contact the Special Populations Coordinator at their location: