Assessment Center

The Assessment Center provides testing services that meet the various needs of the student population. Services include administration of the Texas Success Initiative Assessment for course placement, CLEP (credit by examination), and external (non-Alamo Colleges District) correspondence testing. 

The Course Exam Center (CEC) provides testing services to currently enrolled Alamo College students consisting of make-up testing for students who miss an exam date, distance learning testing for online courses at NLC, or other colleges in the Alamo Colleges District, and accommodated testing for students who have proper documentation. 

For more information about the CEC including office hours, contact information, student guidelines, and faculty forms please visit the Course Exam Center page linked below.     

Course Exam Center

Hours of Operation

Student Success Hours

On Campus

Monday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm, last student at 6:30 pm.                              

Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 8:00 am-6:00 pm, last student at 5:30 pm.

Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, last student check-in at 4:30pm

First Saturdays of each month:  9:00 am-1:00 pm, last student at 12:30.

February 3rd, March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, and June 1

Schedule an In Person TSI Appointment

We are now offering limited spots for in-person TSI testing, to schedule an appointment please visit our scheduling page.

For more information about the TSI including exemptions and waivers, pre-assessment activities, and TSI fees please visit our Texas Success Initiative page.

If you have previously taken the TSI and need to submit scores to  NLC please complete the Cross Institutional Reporting form, this allows NLC to pull your previous score report. Once we pull your scores we will follow up with you regarding your next enrollment steps

Take the TSI from Home

College Board Accuplacer provides Examity as the online proctor services for the TSI Assessment so students may take it from home. Northeast Lakeview College's Assessment Center only provides the voucher needed to take the TSI with Examity.  Please note TSI exam voucher requests may be submitted 24 hours a day but will only be processed during scheduled office hours. Requests submitted after hours will be processed the following business day.

Disclaimer:  Examity is not affiliated with Alamo Colleges nor Northeast Lakeview College.  It is contracted through College Board's Accuplacer Testing System.  Any issues with their services must be addressed with Examity.  Their contact information is located at the sign in website. The link to the website is located on your TSI Voucher. 

 

If you would like to pursue the Examity option, use the following steps as your guide: 

 

Step 1: Computer Requirements:

  • Confirm that you meet their technical requirements.
    • Desktop computer or laptop (tablets, Chromebooks and cell phones do not meet requirements)
    • A working built-in or external webcam and microphone
    • Internet speed must be at least 2Mbps download and 2Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended.
    • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled.
    • Examity system requirements are:
    • You can complete a computer readiness check here
  • It is the student’s responsibility to verify that they meet all technical requirements. 
  • Before scheduling your appointment with Examity, you will need a voucher number.  

Step 2: Request Voucher to take the TSI from Home:

Before moving forward with Examity, you MUST complete a Voucher Request with Northeast Lakeview College. Please do not schedule an appointment with Examity until you have received your voucher number.  Once your request is received, the Assessment Center will send you an email with instructions on payment for the TSI Voucher. After payment has been made, you will then be emailed a TSI Voucher number from College Board Accuplacer.

 

Click here to complete the Voucher Request Form

Step 3: Set up an appointment with Examity after you receive your Voucher

You will receive your voucher by Email from Accuplacer.  It will provide instructions on creating your account with Examity in order to make an appointment to take your TSI Assessment at home.  You will need your voucher at that time.

You can use this quick guide to help create your profile when you receive your Voucher

Click here for Quick Guide

If you are unable to create a profile, please contact Examity support team at 855-392-6489 or (support@examity.com) for assistance

Step 4: On the date of your appointment

You will need to have the following items with you:

  • You will be asked to show the same current and valid photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • Driver’s license, High School ID, Military ID, Middle School ID, State or federal approved ID, College ID, Passport, Tribal ID card, Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship.
  • You must have a voucher number provided by ACCUPLACER.
  • You must test alone in a quiet room without disruptions.
  • The following are not allowed during testing:
    • Food, drink, calculators, and breaks.

Scratch paper is allowed along with a standard pen/pencil

    • You will be asked to show both sides of your scratch paper to the proctor at the beginning and end of your test session.

Note: Examity may have additional requirements, be sure to communicate with them to determine what those requirements may be. 

Step 5: After You Test

The Assessment Center will contact you by email within two business days of completing your TSI testing. You will receive a Post Assessment Checklist detailing your test results, your placement in math and English and provide you with personalized steps to enrollment at Northeast Lakeview College. 

For general TSI Assessment information, including test fees please visit the link below:

Click here for more information about the TSI

CLEP Exams

The College Board CLEP exam is now available for in person testing, please visit our scheduling page for an appointment. 

Click here for more information about the CLEP Exam

External/Correspondence Testing

The Assessment & Course Exam Center at NLC offers proctoring services for distance-learning students from other institutions and community members seeking certain professional certifications and licensure. 

Exams can be taken via computer or paper, there is a $20 proctoring fee for each test administered. All testing is by appointment only, for appointment availability please visit our scheduling page. Once we receive your appointment request we will follow up with you via email, your appointment is not considered confirmed until you recieve notification from us. 

For questions or more information please contact us at nlc-assessment@alamo.edu or 210-486-5177.

A valid picture ID is required of all testers....NO EXCEPTIONS.

Contact Information

Location: 
Brazos Student Commons 227

Phone: 
210-486-5177

Email: nlc-assessment@alamo.edu