Take the TSI Exam at Home Virtual Remote TSI Testing

ATTENTION  STUDENTS

Attention students who need to test on the TSI 2.0.

Our San Antonio College campus is closed due to the Covid-19 Restrictions and we are currently providing the TSI exam remotely by having students test at home.  Examity, is the 3rd. party partner that provides proctoring services seven days a week and 24 hours a day. At this time, the student only needs to pay the examination fee which varies depending on the section(s) that they need to take which is either $32, $24 or $12. At this time, the examination fee is the only fee that the student will need to pay. The process is simple in order for the student to be issued a Voucher by the SAC- Assessment / Testing Center. Please follow the instructions below carefully in order to request a TSI2 Virtual Voucher. The best method to contact us is via e-mail at sac-assessment@alamo.edu when contacting the Sac-Assessment center, please give us your name, your banner number and clearly state the reason you are contacting us.

District Alert

Updates

The five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District are servicing students remotely due to COVID-19, the Coronavirus. Please be aware that in-person visits at all of our locations are temporarily suspended.  You may communicate with our department via email below. Please include your Banner ID number.

If you have previously taken the TSI Assessment exam within the last 5 years at a testing site outside of the Alamo Colleges, please fill out our Online Cross Institution Form.

For your convenience, you can take the TSI at Home (Virtual). Please read the steps below.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we transition to serve you remotely!

San Antonio College - Assessment and Testing
Email: sac-assessment@alamo.edu

To request accommodations for your TSI Exam, please contact disABILITY Support Services at 210-486-0020 or sac-dssstudent@alamo.edu  to schedule an appointment.

 

A current and valid form of State ID or Driver's License is mandatory to take the TSI as per the State of Texas:

All acceptable forms of photo identification must be physical, current and valid: ƒ Driver’s license ƒ State-approved or federal ID ƒ Military ID ƒ College ID ƒ High school ID ƒ Middle school ID ƒ Passport ƒ Tribal ID ƒ Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. (A picture of your ID on a cellular device will NOT be accepted)

 

STEP I: Virtual Remote TSI Testing:

You can take the TSI exam at home by using your home computer. Your home computer will need to meet certain requirements in order to carry the exam remotely.  Virtual testing is proctored by a company named Examity.  Virtual testing, offers an alternative vehicle for testing, targeting those students that for good reason cannot come in person to test. For example, students that have mobility/ medical reasons, students that live outside the city, state or country especially for online students, students that cannot get away from work to test, etc.   You will first need to find out if your home computer has the capability to carry the Virtual Remote testing requirements.  In order to find out, do the following:

Complete a home computer system check by using Examity’s diagnostic tool:

Go to https://examity.com/accuplacer-students/

Under "Computer Requirements" on the right side of the screen, look for "Test your computer requirements here" and follow the link.

This diagnostic check will let you know if the all the system checks meet the requirements by indicating a "PASS" or "FAIL" for each category. All system categories will need to indicate a "PASS."

***If using Windows, you need Windows 10 to test on Examity. Personally-owned Chromebooks are not able to test with Examity.***

If your home computer qualifies for virtual testing, you will need to complete the following steps to demonstrate your intentions to attend SAC. Please proceed to Step II.

STEP II.  Student will need to meet certain SAC Enrollment Steps before a voucher is created for virtual remote testing.

 Here are the steps that will need to be completed prior to testing:

  1. Complete and submit your admission application at applytexas.org (allow 3-4 days for application to process)
  2. Have a current application and a student banner number
  3. Submitted official high school transcript/college transcripts/GED scores.
  4. Complete AlamoENROLL modules in your ACES Account:

-        Go FAARR 

-        Test Prep

 Once you have completed Steps I and II, complete our online form:

TSI Exam Virtual Online Request Form

STEP III:  Students testing virtually will need to pay the TSI Testing Fee:

The TSI testing fee will depend on what section(s) that the student will need to test on. For example, it will be $32.00 for all three sections of the TSI exam, $24.00 if you require two sections, and $12.00 for one section. The sections are writing, reading and math. We will email the student once the "TSI Virtual Online Request Form" is submitted within 1-2 business days the link to our online payment system. Once payment is made, a copy of the receipt will need to be emailed to sac-assessment@alamo.edu for proof of payment (please be sure to include your Banner ID number).

Notice:  Examity Proctoring Fee is $25+Tax

There are two fees that are involved in taking the TSI Exam, one is the TSI Exam Fee and the second is the Proctoring Fee, it is only the Proctoring Fee at this moment that is being waived for San Antonio College students ONLY. 

**Should you have any questions about the TSI or how to sign up to test remotely, please contact us at sac-assessment@alamo.edu.**

STEP IV:  Create Voucher

After proof of payment is received, a Testing Voucher will be emailed to you and to Examity if you are testing virtually and to your area college if you are testing through regular remote testing. If testing virtually, Examity will email detail instructions on how to proceed. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive your Testing Voucher

TESTING VOUCHER IS VALID FOR ONLY 30 DAYS FROM GENERATED DATE. IF EXPIRED, YOU WILL NEED TO PAY FOR A NEW VOUCHER.

STEP V.   Completion of Virtual Remote testing.

The SAC assessment center will receive an automatic notice informing us that the student has completed their exam. We will check to confirm that the test scores have been uploaded and the TSI hold has been released.

We will e-mail the student of such and will give them an update on any enrollment steps that are pending along with instruction on how to address them.