The Assessment & Testing Center provides testing services that meet the various needs of the student population. Services include test administration of the TSI Assessment for college placement and for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Alamo Colleges Makeup/Distance examinations (with instructor approval and Test Center acknowledgement).
Finals Week Extended Hours
In preparation for finals, the Testing Center is offering extending their hours as follows:
8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Last testing appointment will be scheduled at 6:30 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lasting testing appointment will be scheduled at 10:30 a.m.
Testing is by appointment only. Your instructor must approve your testing appointment to ensure that your test is available on the day you are scheduled to test.
To make an appointment online, click the teal "TESTING APPOINTMENT" button on the right-hand side of this webpage below the Hours of Operation section. Afterwards be sure to choose "Distance/Make-Up" in the selection menu.
Appointments can also be made by phone during regular business hours. Students unable to make an appointment should contact their instructor for arrangements. Due to the high demand for seats, students with appointments will have priority over walk-ins.
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment
Texas law requires that you complete assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics before you enroll in college. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) mandates that any new undergraduate student entering a public institution must be assessed for readiness to enroll in college coursework. Learn more about TSI Placement »
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement Program (AP)
The Alamo Colleges recognize the credit-granting scores recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Students can be granted a maximum of 32 hours of non-course based credit (i.e. CLEP and/or AP). No credit will be awarded until the student has successfully completed as least six (6) hours of course credit from any of the Alamo Colleges. Learn more about CLEP and AP Exams »
Palo Alto College provides proctoring services for Alamo Colleges Distance Education instructors and their students. Examinations are administered in a secure, proctored environment. Learn more about Makeup/Distance Exams »
DisAbility Support Services
Students with a documented disability that need accommodations for TSI, make-up and/or distance testing may contact Disability Support Services (DSS) in advance. For more information regarding documentation requirements, students may call DSS at 210-486-3020.
All current and prospective students should be aware that Test Center personnel cannot take responsibility for safeguarding your personal items. Lockers are provided for small items such as phones and small purses. Backpacks, bags, large purses, or any item that cannot fit into a 10"x8"x10" space, it will not be allowed in the Test Center.
Please note that the Testing Center has no accommodations for children nor are children under the age of 12 to be left unattended on this campus.
TSI Sample Questions
TSI Sample Essays
TSI Web-Based Study App
||Full Exam $32
One Subject $12
||$20 Administrative Fee + $80 CLEP Fee
||No charge for processing
|Alamo Colleges MakeUp/Distance
|Please contact the Assessment & Testing Center if you have any questions regarding our services.