Assessment and Testing

Palo Alto College is providing TSI testing services onsite in Ozuna 143 and remotely through Examity online proctoring service. TSI exams are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for Spring 2022. Please contact the Testing Center via email at or by phone at 210-486-3444 to register for the exam.

Testing is by appointment only. Students are limited to one testing appointment per day. All testing fees are non-refundable.

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CLEP Testing

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) through College Board is a computer-based test that provides an opportunity for students to obtain college credit courses in areas in which they may have attained college-level proficiency.


Registration and Fees

To Register for the CLEP Test:

  • Complete CLEP registration by creating a College Board Account
  • Create a College Board account
  • Pay the $90 College Board CLEP Fee.
  • Print your Registration Receipt.
  • Schedule your appointment with the PAC Test Center by calling 210-486-3444
  • $20 PAC CLEP Fee is due on the day of the test.
  • Pay PAC proctoring fee here
  • CLEP sessions will be offered on Fridays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

A valid government-issued ID is required on the day of the test. Visit for more information.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Texas law requires students to complete assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics before enrolling 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

GED Test

Palo Alto College is designated as an Authorized Pearson Vue Test Center for administering the General Educational Development Computer Based Test (GED-CBT) under the guidelines of the GED Testing Services and Texas Education Agency (TEA). Only authorized testing centers may administer tests under TEC 7.11 and TAC 89.41-47.

For more information on GED classes at Palo Alto College, please visit the Community Programs webpage or call 210-486-3409.

Call 1-877-392-6433 or visit the GED website to register.



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Fall Hours:
Monday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(please call or email to schedule a testing appointment)

Please note: office hours are not exam testing hours