Testing Center at Irving Center

​​​​A Dallas College or current 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. Please bring a quarter to lock up all electronic devices, books, papers, bags, food and drinks in the lockers, when using the Testing Center. The quarter will be returned to you when you retrieve your items.

Assessment and other Exams Offered

Placement Testing

North Lake and other Texas public colleges and universities will begin using the new TSI Assessment Test for placement on August 26, 2013. Accuplacer, THEA and Asset tests will no longer be used. The change has been initiated by legislature approval of the 2012-1017 Statewide Developmental Education Plan.

What the changes mean for you...

These changes do not affect students who tested and registered prior to August 22, 2013. Students who have tested prior to or on August 22, but are not registered by August 22, will be required to retest on the new test. The new test will be required for all students testing after that date.

Along with the new 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 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 testing referral. The test is free the first time and retesting is $10 per section.

More Information

TSI sample questions​

Continuing Education Workforce Placement Tests

For North Lake students who have a referral form from Academic Advising or Continuing Education.

Classroom Tests

Paper/pencil and online exams for Dallas College students.


Students can earn college credit hours when they demonstrate a mastery of knowledge and skills in specific college-level subjects. Exams are given Mon -Thurs: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri: 9 a.m.-noon, except during Hesi week or Hesi Registration Day.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 214-891-1349.


HESI Tests are for current Dallas College students who will apply to the El Centro/North Lake Nursing Programs. There is a $42 fee for the exam.

Information about the HESI A2 Admissions Exam

Student ID

A class receipt confirming payment for the current semester and a current government-issued ID are required to create a North Lake ​Student ID. There is a $10 fee for replacement ID cards payable at the cashier's office.