Coastal Bend College – College Placement Exam 2016 Test Schedule – Kingsville Site(361) 592-1615 Ext: 4036/4037The 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 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
the importance of
[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)
Services available for students
Title V – Laptop
Computer/Calculator Loan program
Student Development Advisors
Please note the following test policies:(1) Test Fee is $30.00 (effective 10/22/15) – this fee is paid at the front area - when you enter the Kingsville Site. 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 $29 ($30.00 - 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. Steps before testing:(1) Pay the exam fee at the Front Area of the Kingsville Campus (Reservations are first-come, first-served, paid reservations basis).(2) Fill out the testing contract and 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, and have Photo ID and know their CBC ID# or social security number. Be aware that the complete TSI Assessment 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: Front Area of Kingsville Site to check-in.
Page revised 12/16/15
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