1. How do I contact Test Drive College Online?
You can call us at 866-921-9289 or via email 24 hours a day at
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2. How do I apply for the Test Drive College program?
The application process includes a 15 question qualification exam and a phone meeting
with an advisor. If you qualify, you will be enrolled an online course.
3. What are the eligibility requirements?
- You must pass a 15 question college assessment exam.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- You must have a GED or high school diploma.
- You must not be in default on a student loan.
- You must not already have a bachelor’s degree or be currently attending college.
- You must be serious about using the Test Drive College course as a stepping stone
toward earning a degree online.
4. How long will it take to get credit?
Your college credits will be posted to the American Council on Education 10 days
after you graduate. We are not able to make a determination on how long it takes
institutions to process your information and credits.
5. What is the Test Drive College Alliance Program?
The Test Drive College Alliance Program is a network of fully-accredited online
colleges that have agreed to accept our courses for credit. The schools in our Alliance
Program offer high-quality degree programs in a wide variety of interest areas.
By enrolling in one of our Alliance Program schools, the admissions process is streamlined
thereby making the transition to an online degree program an easy one.
6. Is Test Drive College accredited?
Test Drive College is not a college; however, all of our courses have been evaluated
and recommended for credit by the American Council of Education's College Credit Recommendation Service
7. How long does the course take to complete?
Each course takes five weeks to complete.
8. How do I know that Test Drive College offers quality courses?
All the content in our courses has been reviewed and approved by employed college
professors who have given it their final approval. Also, the courses have been created
by Comcourse, a company
that has created more than 200 quality courses adopted at several colleges around
the United States. Lastly, the American Council on Education (ACE) evaluated our
courses and recommended that they be accepted for college credit.
9. Why do I have to speak to a Test Drive College Advisor before I can
get my test scores or begin the course?
The Test Drive College program is designed to help people who are serious about
earning a degree figure out if online education is right for them. Because it is
a free course and space is limited, we must first speak to you to make sure that
you are the type of student that this program was designed to benefit.
10. What happens if I don’t complete the course?
Completing a Test Drive College course is a one-time opportunity. Each student who
is invited into the program gets one chance to successfully complete a course. If
you do not complete the course, you are ineligible to go through the program again.
11. Do I have to buy a textbook?
No, your textbooks are included and come in either an eBook or a PDF.
12. Can a high school student apply?
No, in order to qualify for the Test Drive College program you must already have
a high school diploma or GED.
13. Can I get college credit?
If you enroll in a degree program at one of our partner schools, credit for the
Test Drive College course will be applied to your degree. Once you pass your course,
an advisor will contact you about transferring the credit you earned. Please do
not contact our partner schools as we have specially assigned enrollment advisors
at our partner schools that are knowledgeable about the Test Drive College process.
14. Is my information safe with Test Drive College? What is Test Drive
Test Drive College is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read our
1. How long does the college assessment exam take?
Depending on your knowledge and test taking style, the exam takes approximately
15 minutes. We encourage you to work at your own pace to provide the most accurate
2. What happens if I do not pass the exam?
If you do not earn the minimum passing score, you will not be able to take the Test
Drive College course. Don’t worry though; we are affiliated with many institutions
that may be perfectly suited to your interests. Our mission is to help people get
an education, so we offer several academic services to everyone.
3. Are the results of my exam confidential?
Only our enrollment and academic advisors will know your score and it will not be
shared with any other educational institution.
1. Will I get a real grade?
Test Drive College courses are real college courses, therefore you will receive
a real grade (A, B, C, D, F) based on the standard 100% grading scale. Here is the
Grade Point Value
90 – 100
80 – 89
70 – 79
60 – 69
2. How will my grade be determined?
Each class has a total of 1000 points. Your grade is determined by your total amount
of that 1000 Points. For example 850/1000 = 85%.
3. How are Test Drive College Online instructors chosen?
Our instructors go through an in-depth screening process and undergo extensive training.
They are hired according to the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) standards.
4. Can I take a course again if I fail it?
You will not be able to retake a Test Drive College course again if you fail it;
however we anticipate that 75% of people who start the course will complete it.
5. Will a failing grade be on my transcripts?
The only transcripts that will reflect your course grade is a Test Drive College
program unofficial transcript. Your grades will not appear on any other transcript
from any other institution.
6. Does a failing grade affect my GPA?