Assessment Centers

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College maintains dedicated assessment centers at the three main campuses and provides as-needed assessment at other locations. Please use the links on the left to access information about these centers and the services they provide.

Schedule an Appointment

  1. Print these instructions or leave this window open when you access the online appointment software for the first time.
  2. Go to the MGCCC Online Appointment Software.
  3. If you have not used the software before, create an account by clicking on the ENROLLMENT tab and entering the required information. Please use your student email address and at least one VALID phone number in your new customer profile. Please verify your email address before proceeding. Click ENROLL.
  4. You may now schedule your test at any of the MGCCC main campuses (Jackson County, Jefferson Davis, or Perkinston) by clicking on the appropriate service.
  5. Once you have chosen your desired campus and exam you will see a calendar with our available dates and times. Please click on the appropriate date and time and click PROCEED.
  6. Enter your test information in the required fields and read the policies provided. Once you have done this, click MAKE APPOINTMENT. From here, you can check “My calendar” and “My appointments” to see your upcoming appointments. REMEMBER: The Assessment Center asks for advance notice of two working days. Your instructor may require that you have an appointment well before then. Please check your syllabus and/or course site to be aware of the class requirements.
  7. LOG OUT. Congratulations! You have finished the scheduling process. Please check your email for the appointment confirmation. REMEMBER: You can always reschedule or cancel your own appointment by simply logging in to AppointmentQuest. If you do not receive an email confirmation within a few minutes of scheduling your test, please verify that you have entered your email address in the software correctly.
  8. Consult the links on the left side of the Assessment Center web site for contact numbers, policies, etc. This is also where we will post any unexpected closures. Please arrive a few minutes early on the day of your appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

Assessment Centers Schedules

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
George County Center By appointment only from 8 AM until 5 PM Closed
Jackson County Campus 8 AM – 1 PM
2 PM – 5 PM
8 AM – 1 PM
2 PM – 8 PM
8 AM – 1 PM
2 PM – 8 PM
8 AM – 1 PM
2 PM – 8 PM
8 AM – 1 PM
2 PM – 5 PM
8 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 5 PM
Jefferson Davis Campus 8 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 5 PM
8 AM – 8 PM 8 AM – 8 PM 8 AM – 8 PM 8 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 5 PM
8 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 5 PM
Perkinston Campus 8 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 5 PM
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM 8 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 5 PM
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM 8 AM – 12 PM
1 PM – 5 PM
By appointment only. Appointments must be confirmed by noon on the preceding Friday.

Hours and schedules are subject to change.

The Assessment Center is closed for all college holidays.

Assessment Center Expectations

We want your testing experience to be as pleasant as possible, so please familiarize yourself with our expectations prior to your visit.

  • We expect that you are who you say you are, but we must insist that you provide photo identification before we can allow you to take any test;
  • Your instructors expect that you will only use the materials they have specified for your test, so please place unauthorized materials and anything not allowed by your instructor and under your desk before logging in;
  • Your peers expect a quiet room in which to test, so please turn off all electronic devices before you come into the Assessment Center and refrain from talking while in the room;
  • The college expects to keep the furniture and equipment as long as it is useful, so please help us keep the Assessment Center nice by disposing of all food and drink outside;
  • You expect to be treated with respect while in the Assessment Center, so please refrain from any behavior that a proctor might perceive to be dishonest or disrespectful (remove your hat before entering, look only at your own computer, leave friends and family at home, etc.).

FYI: Students enrolled in Mississippi Virtual Community College courses are required to take at least one proctored exam per semester. The number and frequency of these proctored exams will vary by course and instructor. The MGCCC Assessment Centers administer these and several other exams throughout the semester.

Please see the schedule links at left for information about proctor availability throughout the college or visit the MGCCC eLearning page for more information about online courses. In addition to proctoring for online students, the Assessment Centers administer many types of tests. Online students, as well as students desiring TEAS, COMPASS, Computer Competency, and Ability to Benefit tests make their appointments with our online appointment service. Students who wish to schedule CLEP must make their appointments by phone, in person, or via email (preferred).

*Please see Associate Degree Nursing for more information about nursing requirements.

Assessment Center Contact

Contact Title Campus Phone Number Fax Email
Suzan Bounds Student Support Services Coordinator George County Center (601)-766-6426 (601) 947-4899
Kelly Dye Proctor Jackson County Campus (228) 497-7706 (228) 522-1386
Proctor Jackson County Campus (228) 497-7672 (228) 522-1386
Kathleen Braun Proctor Perkinston Campus (601) 528-8754 (601) 928-6345
Steven McCurry Proctor Jefferson Davis Campus (228) 897-3985 (228) 896-2529
Josh Vanzile Proctor Jefferson Davis Campus (228) 897-3985 (228) 896-2529

Assessment Center Locations

Students taking online classes through Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC) may take proctored exams at Mississippi Community College or at any other community college. Contact information for MGCCC Assessment Centers is listed below. Please visit the MSVCC web site for a list of proctoring sites throughout the state.

Please use the online software to make an appointment with any of the three main MGCCC campus assessment centers. Please email George County Center to request a proctored test there.

Perkinston Assessment Center
Stone Hall–Bldg. 25
Proctor: Kathleen Braun
Telephone: 601-528-8754
Jackson County Assessment Center 
Drafting/Design & Campus Police Building Room 102
Proctors: Kelly Dye
Telephone: 228-497-7672/7706
Jefferson Davis  Assessment Center
Student Services–Bldg U, Room U219
Proctors: Steven McCurry and Josh VanZile
Telephone: 228-897-3985
George County Center
11203 Hwy 63 S Lucedale, MS
Contact: Suzan Bounds
Telephone: 601-766-6426

Tests and Services

We administer the following tests at our main campus Assessment Centers:


  • Proctored Exams for Online Students

    Students enrolled in Mississippi Virtual Community College Courses are required to take at least one proctored exam per semester. The guidelines for these students are as follows:

    1. Instructors will give their students test dates and instructions regarding which assessments are to be taken in a proctored environment. Students should plan for testing as early as possible, as appointments will fill up at peak times.
    2. Students who wish to take their proctored tests at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College must make their appointments with our online scheduling software at least two working days before the test date.
    3. Students will receive an appointment confirmation via email, which should be retained as evidence of the appointment.
  • TEAS

    The TEAS is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. A 60% score on TEAS V is required for admission consideration beginning with the class admitting in Spring 2011.

    Upon completion of the TEAS students receive individual results and will know what topics need additional remediation. Group results are also available for program faculty and administration upon completion. The TEAS is used as an admission component to admit students into the nursing program.

    All individuals preparing to take the TEAS test must create an ATI account. Time Limit is 209 minutes. The TEAS includes four-option multiple-choice test items, with 170 total questions. Calculators may NOT be used for the test. Test results available 48 hours after completion of the test.

    • Reading (48 questions, 58 minutes) À section includes questions regarding paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension, and informational source comprehension.
    • Math (34 items, 51 minutes) À section includes questions regarding numbers and operations, algebraic applications, data interpretation, measurement.

    **NOTE: Calculators are not allowed

    • Science (54 items, 66 minutes) À section includes questions regarding human body science, life science, earth and physical science and scientific reasoning.
    • English and Language Usage (34 items, 34 minutes) À section includes questions regarding grammar and word meanings in context, spelling, punctuation, structure.
    • Total test time is 3 hours and 29 minutes.
    • Scores will be shown immediately on the screen following the exam.

    Creating an ATI Account

    All individuals preparing to take the TEAS must create an ATI account. You may create an account by going to ATI’s website at and then click on “create a new account”. You will then follow the screen prompts. You only need to register once but you will need your ATI username and password to take the TEAS. Please bring your account information with you to the testing session.

    Preparing for the TEAS-the following products are available to assist with preparing for the TEAS:

    • TEAS Pre-Test Study Manual- $42.00
    • TEAS Online Practice Assessments- $35.00 each (Form A or Form B)
    • TEAS Study Package- $85.00 (Includes Study Manual, Form A and Form B)
    • TEAS Transcripts- TEAS scores are automatically sent to the school through which you took the TEAS, but can be sent to other schools for a charge of $22.00/school.

    How to Create a New Account (PDF)
    How to Register for the TEAS Test (PDF)
    TEAS V Brochure (PDF)

  • CLEP

    CLEP is a national program of credit by examination that allows a person to obtain recognition for college-level achievement. In the of Fall of 2000 MGCCC was approved as a limited CLEP testing site. As such, MGCCC administers CLEP exams to students who are enrolled at MGCCC.

    CLEP offers two types of tests: general examinations and subject examinations. General exams measure familiarity with material covered in courses taken during the first two years of college to meet general education requirements. They include English composition, humanities, college mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and history. Subject exams measure knowledge usually acquired in specific college courses and are used to grant credit for these courses. The CLEP exams for which MGCCC accepts credit are listed in the catalog along with the required testing scores.

    Please contact one of the campus Assessment Centers to schedule a CLEP examination.


    Once they have applied to MGCCC, students without ACT scores take the COMPASS test for placement purposes. Students may schedule appointments for placement tests by enrolling in our online appointment software. (Choose “Make appointment for Other Exams” at the bottom of the list.) Students unable to use a computer to take the test may take ASSET, a print version of the test.


    The Computer Competency Exam has been developed to demonstrate computer competency for graduating students who have not taken a computer class but believe they are competent in the following areas:

    • navigating the Internet;
    • utilizing the World Wide web to conduct research;
    • communicating via electronic mail*;
    • producing documents in a word processing program;
    • creating spreadsheets with a computer application.

    Students may schedule appointments for computer competency tests by enrolling in our online appointment software. (Choose “Make appointment for Other Exams” at the bottom of the list.)