Testing Center

The Assessment & Testing Center provides testing services including test administration of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment for college placement and for TSI requirements, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Alamo Colleges District makeup/distance examinations (with instructor approval and Testing Center acknowledgement).

Testing is by appointment only. All appointments are to be made online at www.registerblast.com/pac/exam at least one (1) day in advance. Students are limited to one test per day; students taking TSI or CLEP must bring a valid photo ID and a printed copy of payment receipt to appointment.

Please call (210) 486-3444 during normal business hours if you have questions. Students unable to make an appointment for distance/make-up tests should contact their instructor for arrangements. Due to the high demand for seats, students with appointments will have priority.

Policies

Backpacks, laptops, and oversized purses are not allowed in the test area and will not be stored by Testing Center personnel. Please leave these items in your car or at home. Children are not allowed inside the Testing Center classroom during testing. Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to wait in the lobby unattended.

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

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP)

The Alamo Colleges District recognizes 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). Credit will be awarded when a student has successfully completed as least six (6) credit hours from one of the Alamo Colleges.

Learn more about CLEP and AP Exams

Makeup/Distance 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 

Testing Accommodations

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.

Testing Fees
Test Fee (Non-Refundable)
TSI Full Exam $32
One Subject $12
Correspondence Fee $20
CLEP $20 Administrative Fee + $87 CLEP Fee
AP  No fee for processing

Alamo Colleges
MakeUp/Distance

No fee
Special Accommodations No fee
Study Links  No fee

Please contact the Assessment & Testing Center if you have any questions regarding our services.

Contact Information:

Phone:
210-486-3444

FAX:
210-486-9220

Email
pac-testcenter@alamo.edu

Location:
Ozuna Library and Learning Center (OZU 143)

Hours:
Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday—Friday:  8 a.m.–5 p.m.
1st Saturday: 9 a.m.p.m.
Sunday: Closed

DSS Accommodation:
Palomino Center (PC 116)
Monday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
TuesdayFriday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Please note above hours are not exam testing hours. Call for available test times.