•  Coastal Bend College - TSIA (College Placement Exam) Testing Schedules

    TSIA is the college placement exam that the state of Texas uses. The TSIA  covers Writing, Reading, and Mathematics.  The scores reflect whether a person is ready for college-level courses or if they need some preparation classes to get them ready for college-level courses.    

    Steps for making an appointment for TSIA
     

      It is mandatory for all first-time examinees to complete 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]
    (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/    

    Disability Services           Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/specialneeds 

    Housing/Student Activities   

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


    Click on the site below to see the testing schedules for that site.

    Alice Testing Schedule
    Beeville Testing Schedule
    Kingsville Testing Schedule
    Pleasanton Testing Schedule

    New - 7/28/14 :  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, 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.  

     

    [Be aware that on the day that you go to take your exam, you must have Photo ID and CBC ID number with you to be able to test.  To get a CBC ID – you must fill out and submit an application for Coastal Bend College through the CBC Application website:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/admissions_application/.  As soon as you submit your application - check your e-mail and you will see your Coastal Bend College ID along with other information.
    Before being allowed to test, all personal items must be left in a designated area away from the seating area in the testing room. No cell phones, electronics, books, notes, purses, bags, etc... are allowed on the examinee while testing.]


     College Placement Testing Contract   
    (Original for CBC file / copy for examinee's record)

    You'll fill out the testing contract when you give your receipt to the testing center so that a reservation can be made for testing.  This must be done in advance.  First-come, first-serve, paid reservation basis only.

    College Placement Chart 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    (Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.) 
    Page revised on 6/20/16