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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 pm
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. 


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


      Reading   351


Critical Read 500+
Math 500+

  English Language Arts (ELA) 2200+

  Essay (Writing Composition) 3+

 Composite 1070+  

Math 2200+  


  English III - Reading III   2000+
   English III - Writing III  2000+

Essay            6

Sent Skills    80

Math - Algebra II   4000+

Elem Alg      86


Reading       78























The Accuplacer will no longer be administered.  Please review out 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 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 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

FALL 2015     

*****   August 31 - December 18    *****

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

     8:00am - 7pm only

     8:00am - 5:00pm

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

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

TSI Assessment Exam Schedule

FALL 2015   

***** August 31 - December 18   *****

Monday -  Wednesday: 
     9:00am - 3:00pm

     9:00am - 5:00pm only

     9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday: (First Saturday of the Month)
     Appointment only, click here

 Hours are on a walk-in basis only except Saturday

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

Instructor Make-up/Special Accommodation Exam Schedule

FALL 2015    

*****   August 31 - December 18   *****

Monday - Wednesday:
     walk-in start time 9:00am ;
     end time of testing 4:00pm

     walk-in start time 9:00am ;
     end time of testing 6:45pm only

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

Walk-in basis (see more)

Please allow enough time to be completed with your exam by the end times listed above.

CLEP Exam Schedule

FALL 2015     

*****   August 31- December 18   *****

Monday - Thursday: 
     10:00am & 2:00pm

     2:00pm only

Appointment only (see more)

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