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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 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
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Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
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Take the TSI from Home

You can now take the TSI Assessment from home through B-Virtual!

B-Virtual is an online service provided by an outside source contracted with College Board’s Accuplacer/TSI Testing program. They offer their services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by appointment.

This service is available to students who are unable to take the TSI Assessment at Northwest Vista College during regular testing hours. The B-Virtual option may be for you if:

  • You live a far distance from our location
      
  • You work during the times the TSI Assessment is offered
      
  • You are unable to leave your home for medical reasons
      

B-Virtual charges a $25 Proctoring fee – paid when you schedule an appointment. This cost is in addition to Northwest Vista College’s TSI Assessment fee (paid separately).

 Click here to see TSI fees.

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

1. Enrollment at Northwest Vista College


Complete the necessary enrollment steps prior to testing (Click Here to See Enrollment Checklist)

  1. Complete an Apply Texas Application for Northwest Vista College.
      
  2. Access your Student ACES Portal and complete the following modules:
     
    • Go FAARR
        
    • Test Prep
     

2. Make sure that B-Virtual is right for you


It is important to confirm that B-Virtual is the right fit for your testing needs.

  1. Contact B-Virtual via phone at 877-238-0245 or via chat by clicking here (If communicating via chat, you will need to click the button on the top right-hand corner of the web page)
      
  2. Confirm that you meet their technical requirements.
      
  3. Verify a virtual proctor is available when you want to take the TSI Assessment.
      
  4. You can make your appointment at this time or wait until you get your TSI Assessment Voucher Number.
      

3. Initiating Request with NVC


If you have decided to move forward with B-Virtual Proctoring Service, complete a request with Northwest Vista College. This will need to be done at least 3 business days prior to the appointment date you’ve set with B-Virtual. The request form can be found by clicking here

  1. Complete this form in order to notify us of your decision to utilize B-Virtual
      
  2. Once your request is received, the Testing Office will send you an email with instructions for payment.
      
  3. Make the payment and provide the Testing Office with confirmation of payment.
      
  4. When your payment has been confirmed, a TSI Assessment Voucher number will be created and sent to you. The voucher will be required upon your scheduled test date with B-Virtual Proctoring service.

*Note: If you have not already made an appointment with B-Virtual, this would be next.
  

4. On the date of your appointment


You will need to have the following items with you:

  1. Valid Picture ID
  2. Testing Voucher number

*Note: B-Virtual may have additional requirements. Be sure to communicate with them to determine what these requirements may be.

5. After you test


The Testing Office will contact you within 48 hours after the completion of your TSI Assessment regarding your next steps towards registration.


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Contact Information

Phone: 210-486-4346
Fax: 210-486-9049
Email: nvc-assessment@alamo.edu

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

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