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Welcome to the Northeast Lakeview College Assessment Center webpage

EFFECTIVE August 26, 2013: All test scores taken prior to August 26, 2013 will no longer be valid for first time in college student enrolling after the Fall of 2013 term.  

The Assessment Center provides testing services that meet the various needs of the student population. Services include test administration of the TSI Exam for college placement and for Texas Success Initiative(TSI) requirements, CLEP (credit by examination) and external (non-Alamo Colleges) correspondence testing.   

TSI EXAM

 The TSI Exam is a computerized placement test that is the state of Texas approved instrument for assessing a student's readiness to enroll in an entry-level freshman course.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recognized the need for students to meet necessary skills in Reading, English, and Math to attain college success. Results of the TSI Exam test helps academic advisors identify students’ academic strengths as well as areas where a student might need more development to succeed in college. It is very important that students do their best in order to have an accurate measure of their academic skills, thereby placing them in the right courses.

For First time in College students, before you request an appointment and pay for the TSI Exam you must perform the following:

  1. Complete an ApplyTexas application for one of the Alamo Colleges at www.applytexas.org.  Applications can take 3-5 business days for processing.
  2. Confirm that your application has been processed through the Alamo Colleges online portal ACES.
  3. Submit official high school transcripts for evaluation of previous test scores (ex. TAKS, SAT, and/or ACT) for possible TSI and placement exemptions.
  4. Complete the required MyMaps Alamo Enroll modules online via ACES.
  5. Obtain your Student ID number also known as a Banner ID. You will need your Banner ID to make an appointment to take the TSI Exam. What is my Banner ID?  

For Transfer students, before you request an appointment and pay for the TSI Exam you must perform the following:

  1. Complete an ApplyTexas application for one of the Alamo Colleges at www.applytexas.org.  Applications can take 3-5 business days for processing.
  2. Confirm that your application has been processed through the Alamo Colleges online portal ACES.
  3. Submit official transcripts from your previous college(s) for evaluation of test scores and/or completed courses for possible TSI and placement exemptions.
  4. Complete the required MyMaps Alamo Enroll modules online via ACES.
  5. Obtain your Student ID number also known as a Banner ID. You will need your Banner ID to make an appointment to take the TSI Exam. What is my Banner ID? 

A picture ID is required of all testers.... NO EXCEPTIONS.

For appointments, please visit the TSI Exam test section of this website.

Testing fees:

Full TSI Exam = $32.00 

Each part = $12.00  

After Testing Resources 

Once you have completed your exam the following websites are available with information in interpreting the results of the TSI Exam:

Alamo Colleges - Common Entry Requirements 

http://mynlccatalog.alamo.edu/content.php?catoid=89&navoid=3139#Alamo Colleges 2012-2013 Common Entry Requirements 

College Board - Interpreting Your Scores (After Testing) 

http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-interpreting-score.pdf 

Assessment Retest Policy

UPDATED: Students are allowed to retest on the next available test date.  This includes retesting all parts, one or multiple parts.   

For all second or subsequent retests, we recommend the student retest after 2 weeks or after they have attended a formal college test prep intervention program (e.g. PASS) to improve their current test scores.

This policy applies to the TSI Exam only.

CLEP Testing

CLEP exams are computer-based tests that provide an opportunity for students to obtain college credit courses in areas that they may have attained college-level proficiency. This is a 90-minute test and after completion, students have the option of submitting or not submitting their CLEP scores to be posted in their college transcript. This exam is available to Northeast Lakeview College students and members of the surrounding community.

For more information and to schedule your appointment, please visit our CLEP website.

External Correspondence Testing (non-Alamo Colleges)

Protoring Procedures for External Testing

The Assessment Center at Northeast Lakeview College continues to serve the community by providing proctoring services for students taking courses at other higher educational institutions.

It is the student's responsibility to make arrangement with their school to use Northeast Lakeview College as a proctoring site.

The student's external or correspondence exams will be administered according to the prescribed regulations set by the home institution regarding use of notes, books, calculators, time limit, passwords and items necessary to proctor.

The student or home institution will be responsible for all postage and external handling fees.  Northeast Lakeview College will not be responsible for any postage expense.

Testing Fee:

Testing fee is $20.00 per test

Testing Instructions:  

  • External/Correspondence Testing appointments can only be made after the NLC Assessment Center has received your test by regular mail or electronically. No advance appointments are allowed.
  • Photo ID is required.
  • Bring receipt of fee payment (see instructions below).
  • Upon arrival on campus, you will need to first visit the Bursar’s Office, located in the Student Commons Building (STCM) #300 Room 103, for a temporary parking permit.  Please have your vehicle's plate number available.  You will be provided with a temporary parking permit to place in your vehicle. 
  • Proceed to Assessment Center also located at Student Commons Building in Room 227.
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment, you must inform the Assessment Center 48 hours prior to your scheduled test. If you need to reschedule your test you must also inform the Assessment Center by phone: (210) 486-5401 option 6; or by e-mail: nlc-assessment@alamo.edu 

Address:
Northeast Lakeview College
Assessment Center
Student Commons Bldg., RM 227
1201 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City, TX 78148 

Please note: Students requesting an exam proctor for courses offered within the Alamo Colleges will need to make arrangements through the Academic Testing Center.  Click here for further information. 

Special Testing Needs

Special Testing Needs: Students with documented disabilities may qualify for testing accommodations on the TSI. Documentation must be presented to the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office in advance. For more information regarding documentation requirements, students may call DSS at 486-5401 (Option #7), visit the office in the STCM 222H, or visit the DSS website) to access the brochure "Guidelines for Documenting Your Disability."
 

Steps to Pay Testing Fees Online (TSI Exam, CLEP, and External Testing only)

  1. Visit http://www.alamo.edu/district/virtual-business-office/ 
  2. Click on the box Alamo Colleges Marketplace Mall
  3. Click on the Alamo Colleges Test Center
  4. Click on Northeast Lakeview College
  5. Select type of test to take
  6. Leave quantity at 1, click "Add to Cart"
  7. Fill in the Information
  8. Verify the information that you entered
  9. Click checkout
  10. Type in your e-mail address.  A receipt will be sent to your e-mail.
  11. Fill in the required information
  12. Click "Use this Payment Method"
  13. Submit your order
  14. PRINT receipt and bring to the Assessment Center at the time of testing.

Contact Information

Location: 

Student Commons Building (STCM 227)

Phone: 

210-486-5401 (Option #6)

Fax: 

210-486-9177

Email:  

nlc-assessment@alamo.edu 

Hours

Office Hours: 

August Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Thurs.:    8:00am to 7:00pm
Fri.:  8:00am to 5:00pm
Sat.:  9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun.:  Closed

Appointment Times/Days:


TSI EXAM
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 2 p.m.

 
CLEP
Tuesday: 10 a.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 
EXTERNAL EXAMS
By Appointment

At least 48 hours notice is required for all appointments unless approved by the Assessment Center.

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