Coastal Bend College – College Placement Exam 2022 Test Schedule – Pleasanton Site
    (830) 569-4222 Ext:  1205

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


    All first time students pursuing a degree or Level II certificate are required to take a state approved Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2) Assessment  prior to registration.  This exam can be from one to six hours long – based upon the individual.   http://www.coastalbend.edu/collegeplacement.   

    Pre-Assessment Activity Mandatory 

    All first-time college students will need to go through a Pre-Assessment Activity  - New 2022 Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activitywhich 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 exam 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).

    (4) resources for students. 

    Services available for students at CBC   


    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/   


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

    Student Success Coaching/Advisors    

    Go to:  http://www.coastalbend.edu/success-coaching/   


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

    Housing/Student Activities   

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

    Accessibility Services  

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


    Please note the following test policies:
    (1) T
    est Fee is ($30.00 / $10 for Math section, $20 for English Language Arts and Reading section.  This fee is paid  by phone with a credit card - call 361-354-2334
    (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 
    TSIA2 fee.
    (6) Examinees should report to the test center at least 30 minutes before test time listed below.,
    (7) Current picture identification and CBC 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.

    College Placement Exam Schedule –Subject to Change – Location:  Front Area of Pleasanton Campus


    TSIA2 Exams are administered In Person on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the CBC Pleasanton Test Center.
    TSIA2 CBC Remotely Proctored Exams are administered on Wednesdays. 

    College Placement Exam Hours 


    Page revised 8/1/2022 

  •         The college will close for the following holidays:    

             September 5, 2022 - Labor Day Holiday
             November 21 - 25, 2022 - Thanksgiving Holiday 
             December 17, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - Christmas Holiday
             January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King Holiday 
             March 13 - 17, 2023 - Spring Break 
             April 7 - 10, 2023 - Good Friday and Easter Monday Holidays  
             May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day Holiday   

    Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.