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3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon to Thur: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
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 Welcome to the Assessment and Testing Office!

Our main goal is to provide a number of services to our students and community.  We strive to ensure integrity, caring, and assistance throughout your enrollment process and completion for graduation ready status.

In observance of GOOD FRIDAY on April 3, 2015, the Testing Center will be closed

We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, April 5, 2015 at 8:00am

The 1st Saturday of the month for APRIL has been moved to April 11, 2015


Please visit the TSI Assessment Page and review "What is required before I can take the TSI Assessment?"

Please note, effective Monday August 26th, per Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Bill 3468: Beginning with the institution's first class day of Academic Year (fall) 2013, an institution of higher education shall use the TSI Assessment offered by the College Board as the only Board-approved assessment instrument under this title. Any previously-employed assessments (ACCUPLACER, Compass, THEA, Asset, Compass ESL, ACCUPLACER ESL) can no longer be used under this title for entering students who initially enroll in any course on or after the institution's first class day in fall 2013.  

What test scores will I need to be exempt from taking the placement test?   

Essay           4

English 19+
Math 19+  

Writing   363

Math       350

AND Composite 23+  

Reading   351


Critical Read 500+
Math 500+

English 2200+


Writing 3+

AND Composite 1070+  

Math 2200+  


  ENGL III Read II   2000+
   ENGL III Write II  2000+

Essay            6

Sent Skills    80

Math Algebra II   4000+

Elem Alg      86


Reading       78
















The Accuplacer will no longer be administered.   Please review our site for more information on the new state placement test - TSI Assessment.


What exam services does the Testing Office provide? And When?

The Assessment & Testing Office offers a number of services to students of the Alamo Colleges and the community. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 

The hours listed to the right are the start and end times of all testing.  All exams are a walk-in basis and need to be completed within the end times listed.

What information do I need in order to take my exam?

A valid photo ID is required for all exams.  Any unapproved items for your exam will not be allowed in the test room - purses, cell phones, books, etc.

Please be advised to leave these items in a safe place while testing.  We offer coin return lockers (bring your own quarter) are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Testing staff is not responsible for holding items and you will not be allowed to test with any unapproved items in the test room.

Having your Banner ID# ready is also helpful. You can find it here. If you have not applied to one of the Alamo Colleges, please visit AlamoENROLL to find out how to apply.  



Please Read: Important Information on Mandatory Refresher   

A Refresher Course will be required for students that are placed into development based on their TSI Assessment results. Refresher courses are at no cost and provide a second opportunity to move into a higher developmental course or a college-level course. The required refresher must be done prior to enrolling into the Group Advising and New Student Orientation. Please take this into consideration in order to provide enough time to register for classes before registration deadlines.  

Refresher Course enrollment will take place in Cypress Campus Center, room 126 or you may leave a voicemail message for an advisor at 210-486-4753.  

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Contact Information

Phone: (210)486-4346
Fax: (210)486-9049 

Location: Cypress Campus Center, 2nd Floor - Room 207

General Office Hours

Spring 2015 (February to May, excluding holidays):

Monday to Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday  8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday  8:00am - 5:00pm

1st Saturday of the Month
9:00am - 1:00pm

  **(Please note, General Office Hours differ from actual exam hours.  Please refer to the exam schedules for testing times.)**

In observance of GOOD FRIDAY on April 3, 2015, the 1st Saturday of the month for APRIL has been moved to April 11, 2015.

TSI Assessment Schedule

Spring 2015 (February to May):

Monday -  Wednesday
9:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - to 4:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

1st Saturday of the month
9:00am - 11:00am

Hours are on a walk-in basis up to end times listed above, excludes holidays

Click on see more to get information you will need to know about taking the TSI Assessment. (see more)  

In observance of GOOD FRIDAY on April 3, 2015, the 1st Saturday of the month for APRIL has been moved to April 11, 2015.

Instructor Make-up/Special Accommodation Exam Schedule - Spring 2015

Monday - Wednesday
8:30am - 4:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm

Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

1st Saturday of the month
9:30am - 12:30pm

Walk-in basis (see more) , excludes holidays

**Students MUST complete exam by the end of the scheduled test times.

In observance of GOOD FRIDAY on April 3, 2015, the 1st Saturday of the month for APRIL has been moved to April 11, 2015.

Clep Schedule - Spring 2015

Monday - Thursday 
10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Appointment only (see more)

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