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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 - Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:000pm

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.      


 Important Notice: 

 General Office Hours will change for the Summer 

 Monday, May 29th through Sunday, July 30th 

Monday to Thursday 8 AM - 7 PM

  Closed Friday to Sunday. 

   TSI ASSESSMENT Schedule:  JANUARY 30 - MAY 26, 2017
 Important Notice: 

 TSI Assessment Availability on Friday is now 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hours:  Walk-in basis as listed below
       Monday – Wednesday:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
1st Saturday of the Month:  9:30 AM - by appointment only (click here
TSI testing ends 1 hour prior to closing times of
General Office Hours (click here

 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
 March 2016)
(taken on or after
 March 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 District 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 colleges of the Alamo Colleges District, 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-200, or you may leave a voicemail message for an advisor at 210-486-4753.


Campus Map

Click here to view the NVC campus map.

Contact Information

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

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

General Office Hours

General Office hours
Spring 2017
(January 30 - May 26)
Monday - Wednesday:
     8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM 

     8:00 AM - 7:00 PM  
     1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

1st Saturday of the Month:
     9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Effective April 21, 2017 only limited services will be provided on Friday mornings from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Cypress Campus Center lobby:

- ApplyTexas Assistance

- FAFSA Assistance

- Help with uploading Bacterial Meningitis documentation

- Document Intake: Transcripts, Add/Drop forms, Residency, Biographical Update Forms, etc.

- General Testing Information

 Full services will resume at 1:00 PM for Testing, Records, and Vista Central: Admissions & Welcome Center.

We Look forward to serving you.

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

TSI Assessment Exam Schedule

JANUARY 30 - MAY 26, 2017

 Walk-in hours: 
Monday - Wednesday:
9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
1st Saturday of the Month:  9:30am 
by appointment only (click here)
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

Instructor Exam Schedule - Spring 2017
(January 17 - May 12, 2017)

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

     walk-in start time 8:00 AM ;
     end time of testing 6:30 PM

     walk-in start time 1:00 PM ;
     end time of testing 4:30 PM

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

CLEP Exam Schedule - Spring 2017
January 30 - May 26)
Monday - Thursday: 
            10:00am & 2:00pm

Friday:  2:00pm only

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