Frequently Asked Questions

What is developmental educational class?

Better known as a remedial course, developmental education courses are designed to improve your academic skills in the areas of reading, writing and math. The results of the placement exam will determine your need for developmental courses. The grades earned in developmental courses do not calculate in your overall grade point average. Additionally, all developmental courses begin with a zero (MATH 0301) and do not grant college credit.

May I test or re-test in only one or two areas of the placement test?

Yes, you may test in only one or two areas of the TSI Placement test. Check with the Testing Center for fees involved.

How often can I take the placement test?

As often as you need. However, Testing Services will provide more informationĀ on an individual basis when you schedule your appointment.

Testing Services recommends that you wait at least 24 hours after taking your TSIĀ Placement test before visiting your counselor. This will ensure your most recent placement scores are updated on the Banner system.

How soon are my test scores available?

If you took the TSI Assessment, you will receive your scores after having completed your exam. If you are planning to visit your Counselor, allow 24 hours for your scores to be updated on our Banner system.

Is tutoring available at all campuses?

PREP services are offered district wide.

Does tutoring involve attending class or a scheduling time?

Tutoring with PREP is computer based and is self-paced. Our PREP Program Advisors will be happy to explain the process of online tutoring.

Can I take the test without tutoring?

Yes, you can take the test without tutoring at your own risk.

Can PREP help me if I am not enrolled in any courses?

Yes, all we need to help you is a student id number. If you do not have this you can obtain one by applying to EPCC at the following website:

Where can I park?

When working with PREP you can park in any student designated parking, all you need to do is ask your PREP advisor for a parking permit.