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    Oct 28, 2020  
2020-21 Gaston College Student Handbook 
2020-21 Gaston College Student Handbook

Advising and Testing Services


The Advising and Testing Department provides academic advising, transfer advising, and testing services to current and perspective Gaston College students. The Advising Center is located on the second floor of the Myers Center at the Dallas Campus. Advisors are also available to meet with students on the Kimbrell Campus and Lincoln Campus. Testing services are provided by appointment at all three campus locations.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an integral part of student success. All new students are required to seek assistance with course planning from an academic advisor their first semester. The majority of new students enrolling are advised in the Advising Center during their first semester. Pre-health, undecided, and special credit students are advised in the Advising Center beyond their initial semester. The Transfer Advising Center helps students in planning and completion of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Assocaite in Engineering, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees at Gaston College. It is recommended that continuing students meet with their assigned advisor and log into Aviso on a regular basis to review academic plans and progress.

Testing Services

The Katherine Harper Testing Center (KHTC), located in the Craig Arts and Sciences building, offers a variety of testing services for students, prospective students and members of the community. Gaston College is dedicated to offering our students a high-quality testing environment and our KHTC team provides a professional, caring, and supportive atmosphere. Testing services are by appointment and include:

  • TEAS - Candidates for the Gaston College Nursing and Veterinary Medical Technology programs are required to provide their score form the TEAS test as part of their application packet.
  • TABE - The first step for any Gaston College student or member of the community seeking to pursue a Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certification is the completion of a reading skills assessment using the TABE test.
  • GED and HiSet Exams - Gaston College offered the GED and HiSet testing for prospective students or members of the community needing to complete their High School Equivalency (HSE). The GED is comprised of a battery of four (4) online tests while the HiSet is a series of five (5) paper-based tests.
  • RISE - Some incoming students may be referred for RISE testing to assist with academic advising and placement.

For additional information, please contact the Testing Center at 704.922.2433.