Coastal Bend College – College Placement Exam 2021 Test Schedule – Alice Site
    (361) 664-2981 Ext:  3043 - Front Desk Area

    The College Placement Exam –TSIA2 is computer adaptive and state approved.  


    All first time students pursuing a degree or Level II certificate are required to take a state approved Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2) Assessment prior to registration.  This exam can be from one to six hours long – based upon the individual.   http://www.coastalbend.edu/collegeplacement   

    Pre-Assessment Activity Mandatory 

    All first-time college students will need to go through a Pre-Assessment Activity which consists of the following:    

    (1) the importance of this assessment, [Based upon your scores on the TSIA – this will decide whether you are eligible for a college level course or if you will need to take a developmental or preparation course – which will not give you college credit.  A developmental course will help you build your skills so that you will eventually be able to take a college level course.  These courses give you a foundation in the subject area that you need preparation in.  The TSIA exam is very important and we want you to do as well as you possibly can.]
    (2) sample questions, [go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/tsiresource/ for sample questions and other resources to help you prepare for the TSIA]
    If you are a current CBC student - you may login to your Blackboard account and click on the TutorMe link - for free tutoring to Test Preparation.   
    (3) course options, and [Coastal Bend College offers various course options:   NCBO - Non-Course Based course - which is a non-semester length course delivered in an intense workshop setting,  Integrated Course - which is a course that integrates two areas - such as Reading and Writing together so that a student gets two courses for the time and price of one course,  Lecture courses (class-room style course with instructor – face-to-face); Distance Learning courses (class-room setting, but video cameras and microphones link you to other sites with other students.  The instructor may move around from site-to-site to have face time with each area); Internet courses (do your course work from home, but some courses may have you take a proctored exam at a CBC site).

    (4) resources for students. 

    Services available for students at CBC   


    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/tutoring/   

    Financial Aid   

    Go to: http://www.coastalbend.edu/FinAid/   

    Title V – Laptop Computer/Calculator Loan program    

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/tech_request/   


    Go to:  http://lrc.coastalbend.edu/about   

    Student Success Coaching / Advisors    

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/success-coaching/   


    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/testing/    

    Housing/Student Activities  
    Disability Services

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/StudentLife/   
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    Please note the following test policies:
    (1) Test Fee is 
    ($30.00 / $10 for Math section, $20 for English Language Arts and Reading section.  This fee is paid  by phone with a credit card - call 361-354-2334
    (2) If a first-time college student, the mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity must be completed before the examinee may test.
    (3) Paid reservations are required.
    (4) Seven working days required for re-scheduling.
    (5) Late arrivals or missed appointments forfeit the TSIA2 exam fee.
    (6) Examinees should report to the test center at least 30 minutes before test time listed below.,
    (7) Current picture identification and CBC ID # required.
    (8) Special test accommodations require documentation and two weeks notice. 
    (9) Students are not allowed to bring any electronic device (cell phone, mp3 player, camera, etc..) into the testing room.  They will leave their personal items in their vehicle, with a friend, or will turn the items in to the testing personnel when they sign-in for the exam – before entering the exam room  The personal items will be collected and stored at the owner’s risk.  Coastal Bend College will not be responsible for any items lost or stolen. No weapons are allowed in the Testing Center.

    College Placement Exam Schedule –Subject to Change – Location:  Room 130 -  Testing Department 

     2021 TSIA Dates

    Posted 1/5/21 

    CBC recommends remotely proctored TSIA2 testing.  This means that if you  
    have a laptop/desktop computer with web camera, microphone, sound, and access to the internet  - then you can test from the safety of your home.  There are two options you may choose for TSIA2 remote testing. Click on the TSI Virtual Remote Voucher Information / site for more details.   

    If you do not have internet access or a laptop or desktop computer - then you can make an appointment for contact-free testing at a CBC Testing Center.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be following the CDC's recommendations and will have small group sessions, require that examinees wear a face mask for the entirety of the exam, and maintain social distancing of at least six feet while in the testing center.  Appointments and submission of the Testing Candidate Screening Waiver Form are mandatory.   



    When scheduling through the CBC online scheduling site - make sure to make the proper number of appointments.  If you need to take the complete TSIA2 exam - make two (2) appointments for the different blocks of time - Example:  Mondays - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 12:45 p.m.- 4 p.m. 

    Pay the TSIA2 fee, complete 
    The TSI Pre-Assessment Activity , and submit the request for CBC remote voucher form.  Then make your appointment/(s) using our CBC Online Testing Scheduler - if you will be testing face-to-face at a CBC testing center.    I 


        Alice (361) 664-2981 Ext:  3045
    End time is the time the exam must be completed.
    Latest reservation time is 1 hour before the End Time.
    Schedule subject to change –
     2021 hours effective 1/12/21
    Revised 1/5/21


    Start Time  


    End Time  



    8:30 am.
    1:15 p.m.


    12:00 p.m.
    4:15 p.m. 




    8:30 a.m. 
    12:45 p.m. 


    12:00 p.m.  
    4:15 p.m.



    8:30 am.
    1:15 p.m.  


    12:00 p.m.
    4:15 p.m.  



    8:30 a.m. 
    12:45 p.m.


    12:00 p.m.  
    4:15 p.m.


    1:15 p.m. 

    To  4:15 p.m.  


      Revised 1/5/21 



         The college will close for the following holidays:  

    March 15 - 19, 2021 - Spring Break
    April 2 - 5, 2021 - Spring (Easter) Holiday
    May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day Holiday

    Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.