As you begin planning for college, you will need to take the Accuplacer Test if you have not taken the THEA (TASP) test prior to enrollment. The Accuplacer is a placement test to assess your abilities in reading, writing, and math. This test typically takes 2-3 hours to complete, however, the test in not timed. Since it helps us to assess your current level of learning, all students are required to take the Accuplacer Test during the admission process and prior to registration, or provide alternate test scores such as Compass and Asset. *There is a 30 day waiting period to retest for same portion of the exam.
Fee: $30 ($10 per section)
The Testing Center is open for Accuplacer testing Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays. Testing will be held in the Student Center, room 127. Hours are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MUST arrive no later than 1:30 PM)
Wednesday: No Accuplacer testing; GED testing only
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (MUST arrive no later than 6:00 PM)
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (MUST arrive no later than 9:00 AM)
Accuplacer Test Practice Site and Sample Questions:
Ability to Benefit (ATB)
ATB is administered to students wishing to enroll in the College, but have not completed their high school diploma or GED.
*After initial test, two-week waiting period to retest; further attempts require three-month waiting period
ATB Test Practice Site: ATB Practice Site 1
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - Appointment Required
CLEP is the most widely used credit-by-examination program today: 2,900 accredited colleges and universities grant credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. CLEP credits will not be awarded for any courses in which a student is currently enrolled, has been previously enrolled, and/or earned a grade, or has previously failed. *Six-month waiting period to retest.
** CLEP Examinations are for TSTC credit ONLY. Each Institution has its own credit-granting policy
** Effective July 1, 2010, the CLEP exam fee will be a total of $92 (CLEP Exam will increase to $77) To setup an appointment for the CLEP test email: Rosalinda.Morales@harlingen.tstc.edu or Jessica.Cordova@harlingen.tstc.edu. Make sure to include your Full name, Test Name, Telephone # and day and time you would like to test. Please allow us 24 hours to contact you to confirm your test date. To view our testing center hours please click on the Testing Center Hours link.
To look up the passing score for CLEP click on: CLEP Scores
For more information logon the CLEP Website
Fee: $15+$72 (Credit Card Required)
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test Practice Site:
|Counseling & Testing:
Email: Counseling & Testing
Advisement & Testing
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
Counseling/ Advisement Office - Student Services Building, Room 147
Testing Center - Student Center, Room 127
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