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Testing Services provides:

  • Next-Generation (Next-Gen) ACCUPLACER Placement Testing
  • Instructional Makeup and Retesting
  • Credit by Examination (CLEP, DANTES DSSTs, Foreign Language and Nursing)
  • NLN NEX RN and PN Entrance and ATI RN Exit Exam Testing
  • Certification Testing (Magistrate, FAA, NCCT)
  • Test Proctoring for Other Colleges and Agencies

Trident Technical College’s Testing Services is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers and subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.

Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Placement Testing

Click here for information on the Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Placement Test, the computerized placement test that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing.

Instructional Makeup and Retests

Some instructors allow students to take makeup tests and retests at Testing Services. The final exam period is designated as a time final exams are administered in the Testing Centers for students requiring special accommodations.

Credit by Examination

Testing Services provides the following academic standing examinations.

TTC Limitations on Advanced Standing Credit

The awarding of advanced standing through testing (e.g. CLEP, DANTES, etc.) is subject to the following limitations:

  • A TTC student may receive up to 16 semester credit hours but not more than one-fourth of the total curriculum hours required for program completion.
  • Official score reports must be received in the Registrar's office prior to the beginning of the semester in which a student seeks advanced standing through testing.
  • Credits will not be awarded for a course previously attempted (including withdrawals).
  • Awarded advanced standing credits will not affect a student's grade point average.
  • A three-month waiting period is required to be eligible to repeat a CLEP exam.
  • A 30-day waiting period is required to be eligible to repeat a Dantes DSST exam.
  • TTC does not guarantee that advanced standing credit awarded for required TTC courses will transfer to other institutions.
    • For a list of Advanced Placement Equivalencies, click here.
    • For a list of International Baccalaureate Equivalencies, click here.

For more information or to schedule a test, contact Suzy Chandler at 843-574-6684 or

Test Scores Release Form

Please select the Test Score Release Form to request these scores to be sent to another school.

Helpful Testing Links

Testing Companies

Reference Books and Study Guides

Test Proctoring for Other Colleges and Agencies

Testing Services provides test-proctoring services for students of other colleges and agencies outside the Charleston area.

Testing Services is restricted from providing proctoring services for colleges in the Charleston area. Colleges with local sites include College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Limestone, Webster, Citadel, Southern Wesleyan, Strayer and St. Leo.

A valid photo identification is required for testing (college ID, driver's license, passport, military ID).

Testing is by appointment only.


$30 per test for non-TTC course testing

$40 for ACCUPLACER test administration and score processing

 Examinees are responsible for all international shipping fees.

Thornley Campus
Suzy Chandler

Berkeley Campus
Faith Mouzon

Mount Pleasant Campus
Babette Metts

Palmer Campus
Charles Martino

Testing Services Locations

All of Trident Technical College’s campuses are open to the public.

Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome pending availability. Please call your preferred campus for information.

Thornley Campus 
Bldg. 410/Rm. 202 
7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (Testing completed by 5 p.m.)
Friday, 7:45 a.m.-noon (Testing completed by noon)

Palmer Campus
Rm. 226
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Testing completed by 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon (Testing completed by 11:30 a.m.)

Berkeley Campus 
Testing Services at the Berkeley Campus is closed for renovations.

Mount Pleasant Campus
Rm. 143B
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Testing completed by 5 p.m.)
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon (Testing completed by 11:30 a.m.)

Dorchester Campus
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Testing completed by 5 p.m.)
Friday, 9-11 a.m. (Testing completed by 11:30 a.m.)

Dorchester County QuickJobs Training Center
Rm. 102


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