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     Coastal Bend College – College Placement Exam 2018 - 2019 Test Schedule – Alice Site
    (361) 664-2981 Ext:  3043 - Front Desk Area


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

    TSIA 

    All first time students pursuing a degree or Level II certificate are required to take a state approved Texas Success Initiative (TSIA) Assessment  prior to registration.  This exam can be from one to nine 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); Accelerated Learning Academy courses (go to: http://www.coastalbend.edu/ala/)]
    (4)
    resources for students. 
     

    Services available for students at CBC  

    Tutoring  

    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/  

    Library   

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

    Student Development Advisors   

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

    Testing   

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

    Housing/Student Activities  
    Disability Services

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/StudentLife/   Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/specialneeds 

      

     

        

    Please note the following test policies:
    (1) Test Fee is 
    ($30.00 / $10 per section - effective Jan 1, 2016)   – this fee is paid at the front desk  - when you enter the Alice Site, and then the receipt is taken to the – Testing Department to have a reservation made.   A Testing Contract must be completed before a reservation is made.
    (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 
    ($30.00 / $10 per section - effective Jan 1, 2016)  
    (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.

    Steps before testing:
    Steps for making an appointment for TSIA
    (1)  Pay the exam fee and bring a copy of the receipt to the testing department so you can make your reservation with the testing department.  (Reservations are first-come, first-served, paid reservations basis).
    (2)  Fill out the testing contract and if applicable complete the "Pre-Assessment Activity". 
    (3) On the day of testing, bring Photo ID and 
    CBC ID Number.  If you don't have a CBC ID# go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/admissions_application/ at least a day in advance of testing.  

    Attention:  If you are not able to test during one of the scheduled test dates, please ask our testing personnel about additional dates that you may test.  As long as we have lab space and testing personnel available to administer the exam we will administer the TSIA to individuals if they've already paid their TSIA fee, filled out the TSIA Contract, have scheduled using our Online Testing Scheduler and have Photo ID and know their CBC ID# or social security number.  Be aware that the complete TSIA can be one (1) to nine (9) hours in length.  If an individual is not able to complete the exam within a day, then they will need to come back on another day to complete it.  A TSIA Ticket will be given to individuals to remind them about the date and time that they will need to return to complete the exam. 

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

          

           

     

    Coastal Bend College - Alice Testing Department   
    2018 TSIA Dates  

     Note, that you may take the TSIA on dates other than those listed below - as long as you've paid the TSIA fee, filled out and submitted the mandatory TSI contract, and have made your appointment/(s) using our Online Testing Scheduler  

     

    Date 

    Time 

      

    Date 

    Time 

    January 4, 2018 - Thursday

    10 a.m.

     

    July 17, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    January 8, 2018 – Monday

    10 a.m.

     

    July 24, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    January 9, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    July 31, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    January 10, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 1, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    January 11, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 2, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

    January 16, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 7, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    January 17, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 8, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    January 18, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 9, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

    February 6, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 16, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

    February 13, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 21, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    February 20, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 22, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    February 27, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 23, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

    March 6, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 28, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    March 20, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 29, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    March 27, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    August 30, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

    April 3, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    September 4, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    April 10, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    September 5, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    April 17, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    September 11, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    April 24, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    September 12, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    May 1, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    September 18, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    May 15, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    September 19, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    May 22,2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    September 25, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    May 23, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

     

    October 2, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    May 24 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

     

    October 9, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    May 29, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    October 16, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    June 5, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    October 23, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    June 6, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

     

    October 30, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    June 12, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    November 6, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    June 13, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

     

    November 13, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    June 19, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    November 20, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    June 20, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

     

    November 27, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    June 26, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    December 4, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

    July 3, 2018 – Tuesday

    10 a.m.

     

    December 5, 2018 – Wednesday

    10 a.m.

    July 9, 2018 – Monday

    10 a.m.

     

    December 6, 2018 – Thursday

    10 a.m.

    Created 6/22/17
    Page revised 9/17/18


     




     

     

     2019 TSIA Dates
    When scheduling through the online scheduling site – make sure to make the proper number of appointments.  If you need to take Reading, Writing, and Math – make three (3) appointments for the different blocks of time – Example:  Tuesdays – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. / 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. / & 3 p.m. 6 p.m.
     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 –
     Fall/Spring/ Summer / hours effective 7/30/18
    Revised 11/26/18

      
     

     Day    

     Start Time    

          

     End Time    

    Monday

      
     

     10 a.m.   

    To   

     2 p.m.   

    Tuesday 

      
     

     9:00 a.m. 
    1 p.m.
    3 p.m.
     

    To   

     1 p.m.  
    3 p.m.
    6 p.m.
     

    Wednesday 

      
     

     9:00 a.m. 
    1 p.m.
    3 p.m.
     

    To   

    1 p.m.  
    3 p.m.
    6 p.m.
     

    Thursday 
      
     

     9:00 a.m. 
    1 p.m.
    3 p.m.
     

    To   

    1 p.m.  
    3 p.m.
    6 p.m.
     

    Friday 
       

    1 p.m.    
    3 p.m.
     

    To    

    3 p.m.    
    5 p.m.     
     


    Revised 11/26/18 

     

     

  • The college will be closed for the following holidays:   

    December 19, 2018 - January 2, 2019 - Christmas Holiday Break
    January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Holiday 
    March 11 - 15, 2019 - Spring Break 
    April 19 - 22, 2019  - Spring Holiday 
     
     
     

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