How to Get Started

  1. Decide which test you need to take by selecting the test below.
  2. Carefully review the testing schedule dates and times.
  3. Review the registration process and deadlines. (if applicable)
  4. Utilize the resources and practice test information online for the test you selected. 

Location: Matthews Student Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2304
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed Friday

Tests Available

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

TSI Assessment Testing Information

About Placement Testing

A placement test is a test given to a student entering an educational institution to determine specific knowledge or proficiency in various subjects for the purpose of assignment to appropriate courses or classes. 

Prior to Testing

You will need to set up an account for the Practice App if you do not already have one. Once you have set up an account, you will login and select the Texas Success Initiative Pre-Assessment 2.0.

You must complete the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity. Your Certificate of Completion will be sent to you via email. You must bring the printed certificate or you must forward your certificate to with you when you come to test.

How to Schedule a Testing Appointment

Examinees, please contact one of the following campuses by phone or email:

Carthage Campus Testing Center:                    903-693-2036            

Marshall Campus College Testing Center:       903-935-5039           

Shelby Campus Testing Center:                        936-591-9075           


One of the following forms of valid identification with a current photo is required to test:

  • Driver's License
  • State-Issued/Approved ID
  • Federal ID (such as Passport, Military, Naturalization, or Tribal ID)
  • Primary or Secondary School ID
  • College Board Test Taker ID Form

Testing Fee

The testing fee is $30.00 for a full test or $15.00 for an individual section of the test. All fees are non-refundable.

Because there is a 14-day check-clearing period for all personal checks, individuals are strongly encouraged to pay by cash, money order, or cashier's check.

Testing Dates and Times

The TSI Assessment Test is administered throughout the year. The dates and times may vary based on the campus location. Please contact your chosen testing campus site for scheduling.

How to Cancel a Test

If you need to cancel or reschedule your testing appointment, please do so before the test date as other students are waiting for a time.

How to request an Official TSI Score Report

Please select TSI Scores Report to request an official report.

You may also visit the Student Portal

Accommodated Testing

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides guidelines for accommodations for the administration of the TSIA2. TSIA2 Accommodations Guidelines for Students with Documented Disabilities

Individuals needing to request support services testing accommodations may contact Stacy Gee, Advisor/Testing Coordinator at 903-693-2046.

More about TSI Assessment and Sample Questions

Texas Success Initiative Student Information

TSI Web-Based Study App - Texas Version

Take a Free TSI Math Practice Test

TSIA2 Pearson Perspective Student Site

Panola College Students may visit the Panola College M.P. Library Learning Express Webpage for additional preparation. Non-students may contact the Panola College M.P. Library for additional information at 903-693-2052. 


General Educational Development (GED)

GED Testing Dates
Carthage Location Center Location Marshall Location
Monday, April 8, 2024 Thursday, April 11, 2024 *Monday, April 22, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Tuesday, April 23, 2024 *Monday, June 10, 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024 Thursday, June 27, 2024 *Monday, July 15, 2024
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Thursday, July 11, 2024
Monday, June 24, 2024 Thursday, July 25, 2024
Wednesday, July 17, 2024

*Students who wish to take the test in Marshall will need to create an account on, then contact us at 903-693-2036 to register for the test.

*Vouchers and Credit Card Payments are the only form of payment that we accept.

GED Testing Information

About GED Testing

Many adults who did not complete a high school program of instruction have continued to learn through a variety of experiences encountered in everyday life. The purpose of the GED Testing program is to provide an opportunity for these individuals to have the learning acquired from such educational experiences evaluated and recognized. The GED tests make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential, thus providing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adults to:

  • Pursue higher education
  • Obtain job or job promotions
  • Achieve personal goals

The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) are internationally recognized. GED tests are offered at Panola College in English and Spanish.

GED test requirements

PRE-REGISTRATION: Create an account at least 24 hours prior to the desired test date.


IDENTIFICATION: Students are required to provide one valid form of identification. The ID must be government-issued and non-expired. It must also include the student's name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. The following primary forms of ID are acceptable:

  • Passport
  • Driver's License
  • Learner's Permit
  • National/State/Country Identification Card
  • Any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign), including Matricula Consular.

(All IDs are subject to the approval of the Chief Examiner)

TESTING FEE: The GED testing fee is $145.00 for the full battery of tests. The cost per test is $36.25. All payments for test fees are handled through Pearson VUE at the time of scheduling. You may pay for the test through the use of a credit card or debit card.

AGE:  A person who is 18 years of age or older, who is a resident of the state, and who has not graduated from an accredited high school in the United States, may test. Candidates under the age of 18 must provide documentation as required at

RESIDENCY:  Examinees must be a resident of the state or a member of the United States armed forces, stationed at a Texas installation. There is no time requirement for residency.

EDUCATIONAL STATUS:  Examinees must be officially withdrawn from school and must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the United States. Graduates of unaccredited schools and foreign high schools are eligible to test.

SUPPLIES:  Examinees will be provided an erasable note board and pen. Please do not bring additional papers/books to the testing center.

RETESTING:  Candidates may take their first three attempts per subject area with no waiting period. All subsequent attempts are subject to a 60 day waiting period between attempts.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability that could keep you from taking the GED Tests in the way in which they are usually given, you might be entitled to receive testing accommodations. Accommodations are available for people with (but not limited to) the following:

  • Physical disabilities (such as blindness, low vision, deafness, impaired hearing, or mobility impairments)
  • Learning disabilities (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, receptive aphasia, or written language disorder)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Psychological disabilities (such as bipolar disorder or Tourette's syndrome)
  • Chronic health issues.

More information on how to apply for testing accommodations can be found at GED Testing Accommodations.

resources for prospective ged examinees

  • Contact Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education for the classes nearest you at  903-693-2067.
  • Take a GED practice test.
  • Your local library or bookstore will have materials to help you prepare for the GED test.
  • You may also purchase general GED study guides as well as subject-specific guides at GED READY®The Official GED Practice Test.

dates and registration

For registration go to GED.COM. Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to the test date! Testing Dates are subject to change. Please call 903-693-2036 to verify test dates.

Information from National and State Agencies

Request A Duplicate GED Certificate

TEA no longer mails duplicate certificates/transcripts through the US Postal Service. All record verifications and Certificate/Transcript Requests must be made using the automated system. This system also allows you to search for your records online, verify record authenticity, and purchase and print your certificate immediately.  The cost of the certificate is $5.00 and can be paid by electronic check or credit card. 

To obtain a printable PDF containing your GED certificate and test scores, visit or visit the

What is your next step after taking the GED?

Our Panola College Advisors want to assist you in finding your next step after taking your GED. Please fill out our survey so that we can better assist you. 

American College Testing (ACT)

ACT Testing Information

ACT Testing Schedule (National) for 2024-2025

 Panola College Testing Dates
  • October 26, 2024
  • February 8, 2025
  • April 5, 2025

Get detailed information about the ACT test (including online registration) at

Go to to take an ACT prep test and find information about test preparation.


Health Education Systems, Inc Admission Assessment (HESI A2)

HESI A2 Testing Information


HESI A2 is an assessment exam for prospective nursing students. It is utilized as part of the program application ranking process for both Panola College ADN and VN programs.

Prospective nursing students MUST schedule, take, and receive passing scores for the HESI A2 prior to scheduling an application mentoring appointment with the Panola College Nursing Department.

*All examinees are required to sign the Panola College Testing Agreement before testing at the scheduled appointment.

Panola College Nursing Programs require only three specific sections of the HESI A2 including Reading, Grammar, and Math.

If taking the HESI A2 for a different institution's entrance program then the sections that are available to you include Learning Styles, Personality Profile, Vocabulary, Reading, Anatomy & Physiology, Grammar, Math, Chemistry, and Biology. Please verify which sections you will need before your testing date. 

  • You are only allowed to take the HESI A2 twice in an application cycle.
  • If you are not successful the first time, please take your time studying. This will help ensure that you are ready for your final retest.
  • HESI Score Reports older than 5 years prior to the application deadline date are not accepted by Panola Nursing Program.
  • Retesting
    • An examinee may retest if their score reports are over 5 years old. 
    • A student can retake the HESI A2 if their test is over 2 years old. 
    • A student may retake the HESI A2 if their test is less than 2 years old only if they have earned their LVN AFTER the dates of the test. All three sections must be taken on the same test date. 
    • After taking the test twice and not earning the minimum scores, you may meet with the Chair of Nursing to complete a Performance Improvement Plan by contacting Katie Davis at 903-694-4019. After the plan is complete, permission may be granted to re-test earlier than 2 years. 


An accessible online calculator is available during the exam and you will be provided with blank scratch paper and pencil.

No additional items are allowed. We recommend you leave all personal belongings in your vehicle. To prevent any unauthorized items, the proctor must inspect the candidate and all items requested to bring into the testing room.

All HESI Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive at 8:45 a.m.

*Test dates for the upcoming term will be posted here in August 2024*

Carthage Campus HESI Testing Dates
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

*If you need a Retest Date, any date is available after your original test date, however, the specified dates are for those who originally test at the last available appointment and will not be available to select.

Center Campus HESI Testing Dates

Scan QR Code to schedule a Test Date!


One form of identification is required. It must be a valid, unexpired photo ID.

For more information about other forms of non-photo accepted, contact 903-693-2036.


The testing fee is $60. (Refundable only if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to your scheduled testing date.)

Payment must be made within 48 hours of your confirmed testing date.

Please pay via phone with our Panola College Business Office at 903-693-2082.


Individuals inquiring about special testing accommodations should contact Stacy Gee, Testing Coordinator/A&DS Officer at 903-693-2046.    


You can purchase a HESI study guide in the Panola College Store or at normal book outlets.

Testing help is also available at:

If you are a current student with Panola College, please check out the M.P. Baker Library Electronic Resource Learning Express College Center Plus for additional practice in Grammar, Math, and Reading skills. 

Non-students may contact the Panola College M.P. Library for additional information at 903-693-2025. 

Ask about our HESI Prep Courses at 903-693-2067.

How to Request HESI A2 Score Report

 If you have taken the HESI A2 test with Panola College, please complete a HESI Score Report Form.

If you have any questions about the HESI A2, please contact us!
Call: 903-693-2036
Text: 903-833-7707

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

TCEQ testing information

Steps for TCEQ exams:

  1. Follow the TCEQ account instructions for testing application process and payment arrangements. You will receive a testing approval confirmation via email.
  2. Schedule your appointment for the test. Call 903-693-2036 or email
  3. Contact the Panola College Business Office at 903-693-2082 to pay a non-refundable proctor fee of $30.00.
  4. On testing day, report to Panola College Testing Services located in the Charles C.Matthews Foundation Student Center, 2nd floor.
  5. You must bring the following with you on testing day:
    • An unexpired government ID.
    • A copy of your TCEQ online approval for testing form.
    • No weapons are allowed in the testing area.


  • Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) 
  • Customer Service Inspectors
  • Landscape Irrigation (Inspector/Technician)
  • Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST)
  • Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisors (A-4HR&B-2HR)
  • On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) 
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) On-Site Supervisor (A&B)
  • Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Operators (I-II, III, A(6HR), B,C,& D)
  • Water Treatment & Distribution System Operators (A-6HR,B,C,& D)
  • Water Treatment Specialists (I-III)

**All exams have a 3 hour time limit unless otherwise noted.**

All licensing candidates must be pre-approved by the TCEQ before candidates are eligible to take a CBT test. Once approved, the candidate will be eligible to attempt a total of 4 tests during a one-year approval period (initial test plus up to three retests). Only eligible tests for that individual will be available for them to take. The CBT application will not allow an individual access to a licensing test if he/she is not eligible to retest.
Candidates can retest once, immediately, if they fail the initial test, but must return on a separate day to attempt any additional of their 4 test attempts.
Cell phones, telephones, books, notes, watch alarms, dictionaries, translators, or any handheld electronic or photographic devices are NOT allowed to be used during the test or during breaks.
The following articles can be used during TCEQ tests:
  • A pencil or pen (supplied by the candidate or the testing center)
  • Scratch paper (to be provided by the proctor, monitored, and collected before the candidate leaves the test center, whether blank or used).
  • A non-programmable calculator.
  • Candidates for all levels of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Supervisor examinations can bring and use training manuals, notes, copies of rules, etc. These are open book examinations. MSW supervisors manage facilities like landfills and are NOT wastewater-related.

Contact TCEQ at for additional information or call the Occupational Licensing Main Phone at 512-239-6133.

Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)



Steps for TCFP Exams:

  1. Create a FIDO account.
  2. Follow the FIDO account instructions for testing application process and payment arrangements. You will receive a testing approval confirmation via email.
  3. Contact the Panola College Business Office at 903-693-2082 to pay a non-refundable proctor fee of $30.00.
  4. Schedule your appointment for the test. Call 903-693-2036 or email
  5. On testing day, report to Panola College Testing Services located in the Charles C.Matthews Foundation Student Center, 2nd floor.
  6. You must bring the following with you on testing day:
  • An unexpired government ID.
  • A copy of your FIDO/TCFP online approval for testing form.
  • No weapons are allowed in the testing area.

TCFP tests that are available at panola college

  • Aircraft Rescue Firefighter
  • Basic Wildland Firefighter
  • Code Enforcement Inspector
  • Driver Operator-Aerial
  • Driver Operator-Pumper
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator, I
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • Inspector I
  • Inspector II
  • Instructor I
  • Instructor II
  • Investigator
  • Officer I
  • Officer II
  • Officer III
  • Officer IV
  • Plans Examiner I
  • Plans Examiner I w/INSP



The ACT WorkKeys Assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace, and assist in measuring workplace skills that may affect job performance. The measurements consist of both hard and soft skills that provide relevancy to any occupation, at any level, and throughout many industries. For more information visit

WorkKeys testing assessments offered by panola college

  • Applied Math English or Spanish)
  • Applied Technology
  • Business Writing
  • Fit Assessment
  • Graphic Literacy (English or Spanish)
  • Talent Assessment
  • Workplace Documents (English or Spanish)
  • Workplace Orientation

who can take the workkeys assessment?

Anyone may take the WorkKeys Assessment. You do not have to be a student at Panola College. If you are applying for an industry (ex. AAON, or Eastman Chemical Company) or for a student program that requires you to take any of the above assessments we can assist you.

How do I schedule a Test?

Contact Carthage Campus Testing Services at 903-693-2036 or email

How much does the test cost?

Each individual assessment is $20.00.

where do I take a test?

Panola College
Charles C. Matthews Student Center
1109 W. Panola St.
Carthage, TX 75633

is identification required for testing?

YES! You must have a valid photo ID to test!
One of the following forms of valid and current photo identification is required to test:

  • Driver's License
  • State-Issued/Approved ID
  • Federal ID ( ex. Passport, Military, Naturalization, or Tribal ID)
  • Primary or Secondary School ID

how do I cancel a workkeys assessment appointment?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your testing appointment, please do so before the test date as other examinees may be waiting for a testing appointment. Contact Testing Services at 903-693-2036 or email

accommodated testing

Individuals needing to request support services testing accommodation may contact Stacy Gee, Accommodations & Disability Support Officer/Testing Coordinator at 903-693-2046 or email

where can I find practice/review for my workkeys assessment(s)?

Visit WorkKeys Preparation.
Panola College students may visit the Learning Express for additional preparation.
Non-students may contact the Panola College M.P. Library for additional information at 903-693-2025.

Testing Services Mission Statement

The Panola College Testing Services' mission is to provide reliable testing administration and exceptional customer service in a secure environment that facilitates academic success.  We subscribe to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.

Contact Us:

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.