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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Welcome to the Assessment and Testing Office!

The Assessment & Testing Office’s mission is to provide testing services in support of our students and community and strive for a timely enrollment, retention, and completion in order to create opportunities for Student Success.    




Employee Development Day on

Friday, October 28, 2016

Office hours re-open:  Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8:00am



FALL SCHEDULE:   AUGUST 29, 2016 - DECEMBER 15, 2016

Walk-in hours:
       Monday – Wednesday:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
       Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday Testing: 
By appointment at TSI Saturday only

Cost: $12 per section, $32 full exam
Picture ID and a quarter for locker

Visit the TSI Assessment webpage to review: "What is required before I can take the TSI Assessment?"

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

(taken prior to
 Mar. 5, 2016)
(taken on or after
 Mar. 5, 2016)
Essay 4 Composite 23+ Composite 1070+ Evidence-Based Reading and
 Writing (EBRW)

Writing 363 English 19+ Critical Read 500+

Reading 351 Math 19+ Math 500+ Math 530+
Math 350            
TAKS Exit Level   STAAR EOC   Accuplacer      
English Language Arts (ELA) 2200+ English III Reading III  2000+ Essay 6    
Writing Composition (Essay) 3+ English III Writing III  2000+ Sentence Skills 80    
Math 2200+ Math Algebra II 4000+ Reading 78    
        Elem. Algebra 86    

NOTE: The Accuplacer is no longer 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 for all testing. All exams are a walk-in basis and need to be completed within the 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 on a first-come, first-served basis, coin return lockers (this will cost a quarter). 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 number ready is also helpful - this can be found by going to the Banner ID Look Up page. If you have not applied to one of the Alamo Colleges, please visit AlamoENROLL to find out how to apply.

Please Read: Refresher Course Required

A Mandatory Refresher is a course at no cost and provides a second opportunity into a higher developmental course or a college-level course for students that placed below College Ready on their TSI Assessment results.

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


Campus Map

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Contact Information

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

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

General Office Hours

FALL 2016 (AUG 29 - DEC 15)
Monday - Wednesday:
     8:00am - 5:00pm
     8:00am - 7:00pm 

     8:00am - 5:00pm 

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

Please Note: General Office Hours differ from actual testing hours. Please refer to the exam schedules for testing times.

TSI Assessment Exam Schedule



Walk-in hours: 
Monday - Wednesday:  9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday:  9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday Testing: 
By appointment at TSI Saturday only

Cost:  $12 per section, $32 full exam
Picture ID and a quarter for locker


For more information about exam requirements, please visit the TSI Assessment page.

Instructor Make-up & Special Accommodation Exam Schedule

FALL 2016 (AUG 29 - DEC 15)

Monday - Wednesday:
     walk-in start time 8:00am ;
     end time of testing 4:30pm

     walk-in start time 8:00am ;
     end time of testing 6:30pm

     walk-in start time 8:00am ;
     end time of testing 4:30pm 

Important: Please allow enough time to complete your exam by the end times listed above. 

Please Note: Exams are on a walk-in basis. For more information, please visit the Instructor Make-up & Special Accommodation Exam page.

CLEP Exam Schedule

FALL 2016 (AUG 29 - DEC 15)
Monday - Thursday:  10:00am & 2:00pm

Please Note: CLEP Exams are By Appointment Only. For more information, please visit the AP and CLEP Exams page.