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1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
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 the community.  We strive to ensure integrity and caring throughout your enrollment process, and assisting in your completion/graduation status.

Please review our business office hours and testing schedules on the right hand side of webpage.


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 Campus Map

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

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. 

You can email any of our advisors for help.  Always include your full name and Banner ID.

Email should be sent from your Alamo Student Email Account.  Email sent from personal email addresses goes to spam and you may not get a reply.

  Your Alamo Student Email Address is your ACES user name followed by

Example:   If you log in to ACES with user name jsmith123, your student email address is

Anna Castorena

Stacy Festger

Emily Daggett

Rosie Castillo

Sylvia Olivares



You may also leave us a voicemail at (210) 486-4753, but the response time may be longer than with email.


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.

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


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


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

Please be aware that the hours listed to the right are start and end times.  All exams that are walk-in basis 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 testing rooms; purses, cell phones, books, etc.  It is advised to leave these items in a safe place while testing.  Coin return lockers (quarter) are available on a first come first serve basis, and are not guaranteed.  Testing staff is not responsible for holding items and you will not be allowed to test with any unapproved items in testing 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 allow 30 minutes to an hour for parking before your exam test time.











Testing Center Sign 

Contact Information

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

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

General Office Hours

January 2015:

Monday to Thursday  8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday - Closed


Spring 2015 (February to May):

Monday to Wednesday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday  8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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


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


TSI Assessment Schedule

January 2015:

Monday - Thursday   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Spring 2015 (February to May):

Monday -  Wednesday   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM - to 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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


 Hours are on a walk-in basis up to end times listed above. Click on see more to get information you will need to know about taking the TSI Assessment. (see more)  




Clep Schedule - Spring 2015


Monday - Thursday  10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Appointment only (see more)

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

Monday - Wednesday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm

 Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Walk-in basis (see more)

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