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    Coastal Bend College – College Placement Exam  2016 Test Schedule - Beeville Campus
    (361) 354-2334 or (361) 354-2244

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

    TSI Assessment Exam 

    All first time students pursuing a degree or Level II certificate are required to take the TSIA if they are not TSI exempt prior to registration.  This exam can be from one to nine hours long – based upon the individual.   http://www.coastalbend.edu/collegeplacement.   

    The examinee will first have a placement exam in each subject area – Reading/Writing/Math.  If they are at the college level, then they will advance to the next subject area.  If a person doesn’t place at the college level in a subject, then they will have approximately 30 to 50 additional diagnostic questions in the subject before they advance to the next subject area. 

    The diagnostic results will appear on the TSI Assessment Score Report – so that the examinee is aware of their strengths and weakness in each subject area that they complete diagnostic questions over. 
     

    Mandatory - 
    Pre-Assessment Activity
     

      

    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 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 TSI Assessment]
    (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  

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

    Disability Services  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 in the Business Office and then the receipt is taken to the Testing Department to have a reservation made.  A Testing Contract must be completed before a reservation can be made. 
    [New Option - created 6/11/13]
    If you are out of town and want to pay the exam fee with a credit card by phone, please do the following: Call (361) 354-2334 - the Beeville Testing Department.  Please be aware that there is a 2% convenience fee for using your credit card.  Ask for the receipt number before you hang up.  You'll need this when you are filling out the TSI Contract Form.  
      Then go to the following site and fill out the Beeville Testing Contract Form and submit: http://www.coastalbend.edu/tsicontract/
    (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 $29  ($30.00 - effective Jan 1, 2016) 
    (6) Examinees should report to the test center at least 15 minutes before test time listed below.
    (7) Current picture identification and Coastal Bend College 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. 

    Steps before testing:
    (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 reservation basis).
    (2)  Fill out the testing contract and complete the mandatory “Pre-Assessment Activity”.
    (3)  Fill out the Coastal Bend College Application 
    http://www.coastalbend.edu/admissions_application/ at least a day in advance of when you will test so that a CBC ID# can be created for you.  
    (4) On the day of testing, bring Photo ID and your CBC ID#.  
      

      

     College Placement Exam Schedule –Subject to Change –Location:   Room V-131 – Testing Department - 
    in the R. W. Dirks Student Services Building 
     


    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 TSI fee, filled out the TSI Assessment Contract, 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 TSI Assessment Ticket will be given to individuals to remind them about the date and time that they will need to return to complete the exam.  

     


    2016 TSI Test Dates for the Beeville Testing Department at CBC 

    Date 

    Time 

      

    Date 

    Time 

    January 5, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    July 6, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 6, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    July 7, 2016 – Thursday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 7, 2016 – Thursday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    July 11, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 8, 2016 – Friday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    July 12, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 11, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    July 27, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 12, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 3, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 13, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 10, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 14, 2016 – Thursday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 15, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

    January 15, 2016 – Friday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 16, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

    February 3, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 22, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

    February 17, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 23, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

    March 2, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 24, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    March 23, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 25, 2016 – Thursday

    8:30 a.m.

    April 6, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 29, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

    May 4, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 30, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

    May 23, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    August 31, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    May 24, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    September 14, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    May 25, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    October 5, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    May 26, 2016 – Thursday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    October 26, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    May 31, 2016 – Tuesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    November 2, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    June 1, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    November 16, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    June 2, 2016 – Thursday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    November 30, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

    June 6, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    December 1, 2016 – Thursday

    8:30 a.m.

    June 29, 2016 – Wednesday

    8:30 a.m.

     

    December 12, 2016 – Monday

    8:30 a.m.

    Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.
    Revised 8/3/16


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