As part of counseling services, various testing programs are administered.
Mandatory Placement Testing or Admissions Testing (Required)
For more information on required tests, see below.
ACT National Assessment
Scores from a National Test Administration may be transferable to other institutions and used for NCAA Athletic Eligibility.
To obtain more information and to register you may visit the ACT.org website.
Hinds Community College Campuses that administer the ACT are:
Site code: 021770
Site code: 021980
ACT Residual Assessment
Residual ACT testing is available for students who 1) are enrolled, 2) have been admitted, or 3) are in the process of applying to Hinds Community College. Residual ACT scores are not designed to transfer to other colleges. Students preparing to take the Residual ACT should call the individual campus for specific information and also be aware of the following:
- You must bring current valid picture identification with you to the test (issued by school, employer, city, state/federal agency).
- You must wait at least 60 calendar days between residual testing sessions or your scores will be invalid.
- Non-programmable calculators are permitted.
- This is a timed test that takes approximately 4 hours to complete.
The Residual ACT cost is $55 and can be paid at any campus business service department. Payment is non-refundable, so please call your campus location for seat and availability prior to making payment.
GED® & HiSET Test schedule
3925 Sunset Drive, Bivins Hall
Jackson, MS 39213
8:30 AM—2:30 PM
8:30 AM—2:30 PM
Science Drive, Gibbes Hall
8:30 AM—12:00 PM (Biweekly)
12:30 PM— 4:00 PM (Biweekly)
8:30 AM—2:30 PM
8:30 PM— 12:30 PM
689 Hwy 27 South
Vicksburg, MS 39180
- GED® & HiSET®
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
For Questions Contact:
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The District Assessment Department on the Raymond Campus administers the CLEP program. By successfully completing CLEP Subject tests, students may receive credit for college-level knowledge that they already possess. A listing of the courses for which Hinds Community College will award credit is printed in the Hinds Community College Catalog, although Hinds Community College administers all 35 CLEP subject examinations upon request.
A maximum of 18 hours of CLEP subject examination credit will be accepted by Hinds CC, and scores must be at or above 50. A student must earn at least 12 hours of credit at Hinds Community College before CLEP credit may be recorded on his/her transcript.
No grades are granted for CLEP credit, and credits granted by CLEP scores are not used in computing the students’ grade point average.
CLEP credit is not accepted at all colleges and universities, so students desiring to take any CLEP subject area examination for transfer credit should consult with the transfer college before sitting for the examination.
Students desiring to sit for a CLEP examination should contact the District Assessment Center on the Raymond Campus at 601-857-3852 or 601-857-3384.
The cost of the CLEP test is $89 per test payable to CLEP by credit card. There is an additional $35 assessment fee that must be paid in the Hinds Community College Business Office.
DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Testing) Program
The DSST Program is a nationally recognized testing program that gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. Hinds Community College serves as a testing site for the DSST program.
All tests offered under the DSST program are available to the student. At the current time, Hinds Community College does not award college credit for courses taken under the DSST program; however, many transfer colleges and universities do utilize such credit. Students wishing to take a DSST examination should contact their transfer school before sitting for the examination to determine if the credits earned by this method will transfer.
To arrange a DSST examination, contact the Counseling Department on the Raymond Campus at 601-857-3467. The cost of a DSST test is $80 per test. There is an additional $30 assessment fee that must be paid in the Hinds Community College Business Office.
For more information about college listings or study guides for DSST, visit the Get College Credit website.