Testing

Welcome to the Cisco College Testing Center! 

Testing Center hours vary by semester and location, and some dates are reserved for specific testing such as the GED or HESI. Check hours and locations before planning your testing center visit. 

For the complete list of policies for the Cisco College Testing Center, click here.


Abilene Campus Testing CenterCisco Campus Testing Center
testing@cisco.edu 
325-794-4458
717 E. Industrial Blvd.
Abilene TX, 79602
Room 9
testing@cisco.edu 
254-442-5020
101 College Heights
Cisco, TX 76437
Room 31B
Hours
Monday: 8:00-6:30
Tuesday: 8:00-4:00
Wednesday: 8:00-4:00
Thursday: 8:00-4:00
Friday: 8:00-2:00 (Fall/Spring)
Friday: 8:00-12:00 (Summer) 
Hours
Monday: 8:00-4:30
Tuesday: 8:00-4:30
Wednesday: 8:00-4:30
Thursday: 8:00-4:30
Friday: 8:00-2:00 (Fall/Spring)
Friday: 8:00-12:00 (Summer) 


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. Cisco College's School Code for CLEP and AP is 6096.


TSI Placement Test Information

All students entering Cisco College must take the TSI (unless you are exempt). The TSI is composed of three sections: math, reading, and writing. Each of these sections contains up to three parts. Testers may be required to take one, two, or three sections of the test. Please visit the Counseling and Testing section of the Cisco website (www.cisco.edu) or contact a counselor for questions about exemptions and which sections you will need to take.

  • TSI Preparation
  • About the Test
    1. The TSI is untimed, so the time necessary to complete the exam will vary. However, as a guide, allow approximately 1-2 hours per section. Allow additional time after completing the test to talk with a counselor for an explanation of TSI test scores. Students still testing at closing time will have the test saved and will schedule a time to return and complete the exam.
    2. The TSI requires a Pre-Assessment Activity be completed prior to testing. The link to this can be found above, under TSI Preparation. After completing the pre-assessment slide show, print and complete the Pre-Assessment Verification Form provided on the last page of the slideshow and bring it to the test.
    3. The TSI is composed of multiple choice questions and is taken completely on the computer. The writing section includes an essay which is also typed on the computer.
    4. Test Fee must be paid prior to being allowed to test. This fee is payable by cash, money order (made out to Cisco College), debit card, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express.  Payment may be made at the Business Office on the day of testing.
      • One section - $12
      • Two sections - $24
      • Three sections - $36
    5. Testers will need to know their Social Security number for the test.
    6. Photo identification will be required before being allowed to test.
    7. Testers planning to attend a college other than Cisco need to bring the name of the institution and a current fax number and office or person where scores can be sent.
    8. Only testers and Cisco College personnel are allowed in the Testing Center.
    9. Only drinks with a lid are allowed into the Testing Center. No food is allowed.
    10. Personal items, including electronic devices such as watches, cell phones, and calculators are not allowed in the Testing Center. Lockers are provided for these small personal items or small purses. Large items such as books, large purses, and backpacks are not allowed in the Testing Center and secure storage is not available for these items. 
    11. By testing at either campus of Cisco College, testers are agreeing to abide by the Cisco College Testing Center policies, Guidlines, and TSI Placement Test Information. For complete information concerning policies, see the Cisco College Testing Center Policy Manual by accessing it through the link below under Testing Center Policy Manual.
    12. Testers seeking special accommodations for the TSI must contact the Special Populations Coordinator with their documentation prior to scheduling for the TSI. See the links for the Special Populations Coordinators at the bottom of the page.
  • What to Bring
    • Completed Pre-Assessment Verification Form
    • Receipt showing payment for sections to be taken (see #4 above)
    • Photo Identification
    • Social Security Number

HESI Testing Information

HESI A2 for ADN Applicants

Currently, the HESI exam for ADN applicants is only offered in a group test setting during March, and April on specific dates and is only given on the Abilene campus of Cisco College.

  • About the Test

    Applicants for the ADN program must take the HESI exam at Cisco College. Please contact the Testing Center on the Abilene campus for the current HESI test dates.

    • Testers must be applicants to the ADN program at Cisco College.
    • For ADN applicants, the HESI is composed of four multiple-choice sections and is taken completely on the computer. The preferred score in each section is 75. The sections are:
    • Grammar, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary
    • Applicants will have four hours to complete all four sections.
    • A limited number of study guides are available for checkout through the front desk at the Abilene campus. 
    *Please note: HESI TESTERS MUST TURN IN THIS STUDY GUIDE ON THE DAY OF THE TEST IN ORDER TO BE ALLOWED TO TEST.
    • Only drinks with a lid are allowed into the Testing Center. No food is allowed.
    • Only testers and Cisco College personnel are allowed in the Testing Center.
    • Personal items, including electronic devices such as watches and cell phones are not allowed in the Testing Center. Lockers are provided for these small personal items or small purses. Large items such as books, large purses, and backpacks are not allowed in the testing center and secure storage is not available for these items. 
    • No outside calculators are allowed. However, there is a calculator built into the Math portion of the HESI.
    • Applicants will be allowed one retake of any section(s) not passed. The retake will be on a different scheduled date and the cost is $44.
    • The HESI is only one part of the application for the VN program. Applicants must complete a program checklist to ensure that they have met all application requirements in order to be considered for the program. 
    You must meet with Teri Brown or Amy Callan prior to signing up for the HESI. You will not be permitted to register for the HESI if you do not meet the minimum requirements for the ADN program. HESI test fees are nonrefundable.
  • How to Sign Up for the HESI
    1. Complete the ADN Program Requirements Checklist to ensure that you are eligible for the program (see above).
    2. Pay the test fee of $44 at the Business Office window of the Abilene campus.
    3. Bring your checklist and receipt to the Testing Center window to complete the sign-up procedure.
    4. Go to evolve.elsevier.com and create a username and password. Be sure to bring this username and password with you on the day you test.
    5. Please be aware that the test fee is nonrefundable. Due to the high demand for HESIif you miss the date on which you are scheduled to test, it will be necessary to get special permission to sign up again. If you feel extenuating circumstances have caused you to miss your test date, please see the Allied Health counselor.
    6. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to test time. Because HESI is a timed test, it is not possible to accommodate testers who arrive late.
  • What to Bring on Test Day
    • A photo ID
    • The study guide if you checked one out
    • Your evolve username and password

HESI A2 for VN Applicants

Currently, the HESI exam is only offered in a group test setting and is only given on the Abilene campus of Cisco College. The HESI is offered on specific dates according to the application deadline for the class being entered. Applicants must take the HESI at Cisco College and may only test with the class being applied for.

  • January class with October 15 application deadline - HESI offered in October
  • May class with February 15 application deadline - HESI offered in February
  • August class with June 15 application deadline – HESI offered in June

Please contact the Testing Center on the Abilene campus for the current HESI test dates.

  • About the Test
    • Testers must be applicants to the VN program at Cisco College
    • For VN applicants, the HESI is composed of five multiple choice sections and is taken completely on the computer. The preferred score in each section is 75. The sections are:
    • Anatomy & Physiology, Grammar, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary
    • Applicants will have five hours to complete all five sections.
    • A limited number of study guides are available for checkout through the front desk at the Abilene campus.
    Please note: HESI Testers must turn in this study guide on the day of the test in order to be allowed to test.
    • Only drinks with a lid are allowed into the Testing Center. No food is allowed.
    • Only testers and Cisco College personnel are allowed in the Testing Center.
    • Personal items, including electronic devices such as watches and cell phones are not allowed in the Testing Center. Lockers are provided for these small personal items or small purses. Large items such as books, large purses, and backpacks are not allowed in the testing center and secure storage is not available for these items. 
    • No outside calculators are allowed. However, there is a calculator built into the Math portion of the HESI.
    • Applicants will be allowed one retake of any section(s) not passed. The retake will be on a different scheduled date and the cost is $44.
    • The HESI is only one part of the application for the VN program. Applicants must complete a program checklist to ensure that they have met all application requirements in order to be considered for the program. 
    You must meet with Teri Brown or Amy Callan prior to signing up for the HESI. You will not be permitted to register for the HESI if you do not meet the minimum requirements for the VN program. HESI test fees are nonrefundable.
  • How to Sign Up for the HESI
    1. Complete the VN Program Requirements Checklist to ensure that you are eligible for the program (see above).
    2. Pay the test fee of $44 at the Business Office window of the Abilene campus.
    3. Bring your checklist and receipt to the Testing Center window to complete the sign-up procedure.
    4. Go to evolve.elsevier.com and create a username and password. Be sure to bring this username and password with you on the day you test.
    5. Please be aware that the test fee is nonrefundable.  Due to the high demand for HESI, if you miss the date on which you are scheduled to test, it will be necessary to get special permission to sign up again. If you feel extenuating circumstances have caused you to miss your test date, please see the Allied Health counselor.
    6. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to test time. Because HESI is a timed test, it is not possible to accommodate testers who arrive late.
  • What to Bring on Test Day
    • A photo ID
    • The study guide if you checked one out
    • Your Evolve username and password