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    Coastal Bend College – College Placement Exam 2019 Test Schedule - Beeville Campus
    (361) 354-2334 or (361) 354-2244

    The College Placement Exam – TSIA - is computer adaptive and state approved.
      

    TSI Assessment Exam  

    All first time students pursuing a degree or Level II certificate are required to take the TSIA if they are not TSI exempt prior to registration.  This exam can be from one to nine hours long – based upon the individual.   http://www.coastalbend.edu/collegeplacement.   

    The examinee will first have a placement exam in each subject area – Reading/Writing/Math.  If they are at the college level, then they will advance to the next subject area.  If a person doesn’t place at the college level in a subject, then they will have approximately 30 to 50 additional diagnostic questions in the subject before they advance to the next subject area. 

    The diagnostic results will appear on the TSI Assessment Score Report – so that the examinee is aware of their strengths and weakness in each subject area that they complete diagnostic questions over. 
      

    Mandatory - 
    Pre-Assessment Activity
      

       

    All first-time college students will need to go through a Pre-Assessment Activity which consists of the following:    

    (1) the importance of this assessment, [Based upon your scores on the TSIA  – this will decide whether you are eligible for a college level course or if you will need to take a developmental or preparation course – which will not give you college credit.  A developmental course will help you build your skills so that you will eventually be able to take a college level course.  These courses give you a foundation in the subject area that you need preparation in.  The TSIA is very important and we want you to do as well as you possibly can.]
    (2) sample questions, [go to:  
    http://www.coastalbend.edu/tsiresource/ for sample questions and other resources to help you prepare for the TSI Assessment]
    If you are a current CBC student - you may login to your Blackboard account and click on the TutorMe link - for free tutoring to Test Preparation.  
    (3) course options, and [Coastal Bend College offers various course options: NCBO - Non-Course Based course - which is a non-semester length course delivered in an intense workshop setting,  Integrated Course - which is a course that integrates two areas - such as Reading and Writing together so that a student gets two courses for the time and price of one course, Lecture courses (class-room style course with instructor – face-to-face); Distance Learning courses (class-room setting, but video cameras and microphones link you to other sites with other students.  The instructor may move around from site-to-site to have face time with each area); Internet courses (do your course work from home, but some courses may have you take a proctored exam at a CBC site); Accelerated Learning Academy courses (go to: http://www.coastalbend.edu/ala/)]
    (4) resources for students.  
      

    Services available for students at CBC   

    Tutoring   

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/tutoring/   

    Financial Aid   

    Go to: http://www.coastalbend.edu/FinAid/   

    Title V – Laptop Computer/Calculator Loan program    

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/tech_request/   

    Library    

    Go to:  http://lrc.coastalbend.edu/about    

    Student Development Advisors    

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/Counseling/   

    Testing    

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/testing/    

    Housing/Student Activities   

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/StudentLife/    

    Disability Services  

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/specialneeds  

       

      

      

                Please note the following test policies: 

    (1) Test Fee is ($30.00 / $10 per section - effective Jan 1, 2016) – this fee is paid in the Beeville Testing Department.  A Testing Contract must be completed before a reservation can be made. 
    [New Option - created 6/11/13]

    If you are out of town and want to pay the exam fee with a credit card by phone, please do the following: Call (361) 354-2334 - the Beeville Testing Department.  Please be aware that there is a 2% convenience fee for using your credit card.  Ask for the receipt number before you hang up.  You'll need this when you are filling out the TSI Contract Form.    Then go to the following site and fill out the Beeville Testing Contract Form and submit: http://www.coastalbend.edu/tsicontract/
    (2) If a first-time college student, the mandatory “Pre-Assessment Activity” must be completed before the examinee may test.
    (3) Paid reservations are required.
    (4) Seven working days required for re-scheduling.
    (5) Late arrivals or missed appointments forfeit the 
     ($30.00 / $10 per section - effective Jan 1, 2016) 
    (6) Examinees should report to the test center at least 15 minutes before test time listed below.
    (7) Current picture identification and Coastal Bend College ID# required.
    (8) Special test accommodations require documentation and two weeks notice. 
    (9) Students are not allowed to bring any electronic device (cell phone, mp3 player, camera, etc...) into the testing room.  They will leave their personal items in their vehicle, with a friend, or will turn the items in to the testing personnel when they sign-in for the exam – before entering the exam room.  The personal items will be collected and stored at the owner’s risk.  Coastal Bend College will not be responsible for any items lost or stolen.   No weapons are allowed in the Testing Center.

    Steps before testing:
    Steps for making an appointment for TSIA
    (1)  Pay the exam fee and bring a copy of the receipt to the testing department so you can make your reservation with the testing department.  (Reservations are first-come, first-served, paid reservation basis).
    (2)  Fill out the testing contract and complete the mandatory “Pre-Assessment Activity”.
    (3)  Fill out the Coastal Bend College Application 
    http://www.coastalbend.edu/admissions_application/ at least a day in advance of when you will test so that a CBC ID# can be created for you.  
    (4) On the day of testing, bring Photo ID and your CBC ID#.   
      

       

     College Placement Exam Schedule –Subject to Change –Location:   Room V-131 – Testing Department - 
    in the R. W. Dirks Student Services Building 
     


    If you are not able to test during one of the scheduled test dates, please ask our testing personnel about additional dates that you may test.  As long as we have lab space and testing personnel available to administer the exam we will administer the TSIA to individuals if they've already paid their TSI fee, filled out the TSI Assessment Contract, and have Photo ID and know their CBC ID# or social security number.  Be aware that the complete TSIA can be one (1) to nine (9) hours in length.  If an individual is not able to complete the exam within a day, then they will need to come back on another day to complete it.  A TSI Assessment Ticket will be given to individuals to remind them about the date and time that they will need to return to complete the exam.   

       
      
       

    Pay the TSIA fee, fill out and submit the mandatory TSI contract, and then make your appointment/(s) using our Online Testing Scheduler.       


     2019 TSIA Schedule
    When scheduling appointments through the online scheduling site – make sure to make an appointment for each section of the TSIA that you will be taking –[ Example – you want to take all three sections – Reading/ Writing/ and Math
    Schedule for the following: 
      

      Monday – 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. / 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. / & 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.]

     Testing Schedule
    Hours effective -7/29/19
    End time is the time the exam must be completed
    Latest reservation time is 1 hour before the End Time.
    Schedule – subject to change
      
    Last day for exams is Friday - December 13, 2019 for the Fall term.
      
      

          

    Day     

    Start Time     

          

    End Time     

          

          

          

          

    Monday   
     
      

    8:30 a.m.     

    Finish by     

    11 a.m.     

       

    1 p.m.     

    Finish by     

    3 p.m.     

          

    3 p.m.   

    Finish by     

      6 p.m.    

          

          

          

          

    Tuesday     

    8:30 a.m.      

    Finish by     

    11 a.m.     

        

    1 p.m.     

    Finish by     

    3 p.m.     

      

    3 p.m.   

    Finish by     

     6 p.m.      

        

          

          

          

    Wednesday     

    1 p.m.     

    Finish by     

    3 p.m.     

      

    3 p.m.   

    Finish by     

      6 p.m.     

          

          

          

          

    Thursday     

     1 p.m.       

    Finish by     

    3 p.m.      

        

     3 p.m.   

    Finish by    

     6 p.m.     

          

          

          

          

    Friday

        

    9 a.m.     

     Finish by      

     11 a.m.    


     
      

    Page revised on 11/12/19
      
      

     

     

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    December 18, 2019 – January 1, 2020 – Christmas Holiday
    January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King Holiday 
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    April 10 & 13, 2020 – Spring Holiday
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