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The Testing Center provides access to a wide array of high-quality testing and assessment services for students and the community.

We subscribe to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines and we are a member of the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers.

We believe all examinees at our center are entitled to the following:

  • High standards of testing integrity
  • Professional staff that are trained to ensure a stress-free testing experience
  • A wide variety of test in various methods of test delivery, such as computer-based, internet delivery, and paper/pencil tests

We look forward to working with you to help make you a part of the Lion’s Pride!

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TESTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

The Testing Center at Texas A&M University – Commerce expects all students and testers to follow testing policies and procedures laid out below. Please read carefully over the following information to prepare yourself for the day of your exam.

SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins. Any testing/administration fees paid to the Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable.

For ALL exams you will be asked to present a valid photo ID. For most exams offered at the Testing Center, a valid driver’s license, government issued ID, or passport will work, however, make sure you have the appropriate type of ID for the exam you are taking. Some exams require a secondary ID. Know the requirements of the exam you are taking BEFORE you arrive.

*If you have questions about your ID, contact the testing company that owns your desired exam or the Testing Center well in advance of your scheduled exam.

STORAGE

For security reasons, lockers are provided for small personal items. These may not be accessed during testing. Examinees that utilize lockers are responsible for damage to lockers or lost keys, and can be assessed fees to cover the cost of lost keys and/or damage. It is advised that you leave non-essential personal items or items too big to be placed in lockers at home or locked securely in your car. The Testing Center is not responsible for lost, misplaced, or stolen items.

ELECTRONICS

Cell phones, iPods, mp3 players, digital watches, Fitbits or fitness trackers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room. Should you bring one of these items with you on test day, you will need to leave it in your car or secure it in one of the provided lockers. Should you use our lockers to store your cell phone or other electronic device, it must be powered completely off (not on silent or vibrate). Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the Testing Center.

OUTSIDE MATERIALS AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

No outside books, papers, notes, calculators or other aids are allowed unless specified by your exam instructions. Use of unauthorized materials at your testing station constitutes cheating and is not tolerated. If it is determined that you are cheating, your test will be taken from you and/or stopped and appropriate action will be taken, depending upon the individual rules and policies of your exam.

The following items are not authorized in the testing room and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Food and drink
  • Purses/backpacks/bags/briefcases
  • Hats
  • Large outwear (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc.)
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices
  • Recording devices, such as USB drives, handheld records
  • Photographic equipment
  • Watches of any kind (including but not limited to analog watches, smart watches, electronic watches, Fitbit or other fitness trackers/devices)

TESTING CENTER SUPPLIED ITEMS

The Testing Center will provided testers with the following on test day:

  • Scratch paper
  • Pencils
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs (upon request)
  • Scantrons (if needed for exam)
  • Calculator (if authorized for use)

CHILDREN

Children are not allowed in the Testing Center. Children cannot be left unattended without an adult in the One Stop Shop, surrounding buildings or parking lots while you test. This policy includes test administrations in other buildings on the A&M-Commerce campus or off-site testing locations.

Testers that arrive with children will not be allowed to test and will need to reschedule their exam for another day. You will forfeit your testing fees and must repay in order to reschedule your exam for professional/certification exams or any exam registered through a third-party company such as, but not limited to, TExES, TOEFL, CPCE, NCE or CASTLE.

WEATHER RELATED AND UNIVERSITY CLOSINGS

For information about Weather Related or University Closings, please click here.

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

For information about Testing Accommodations, please click here.

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CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULING POLICY

The Testing Center of Texas A&M University-Commerce has limited seating at each session; therefore, it is to your advantage to schedule early for any exam. Due to limited seating and availability in our computer lab and in order to expedite rescheduling and processing any potential refund, appointments cannot be canceled or rescheduled through email!

Exams require an administration fee that must be paid prior to exams. All administration fees paid to our testing center are non-refundable. The fees must be paid through the University’s Testing Center MarketPlace website at least 24-hours in advance of the exam. Exams dates must be scheduled within 60 days of purchase.

NOTE:

Administration and test fees may not be transferable to another date or refunded if you are not allowed to test due to not having the proper identification, arriving late, or violating other Testing Center policies and procedures.Testers who do not call to cancel or reschedule their exam prior to their test day are considered ‘no shows’ and must repay the administration fee to reschedule their exam.

Administration fees* for exams are as follows:

  • $30.00 CLEP
  • $30.00 Proctored/Correspondence Exam Administration Fee
  • $15.00 per Section for TSI
  • $25.00 Remote TSI Fee
  • $70.00 ACT-Residual Test Fee
  • $45.00 BUSA 128
  • $60.00 CPCE
  • $30.00 CSCI 515, CSCI 502, or 516
  • $60.00 HESI
  • $20.00 Reading Comprehension Test (RCT)
  • $20.00 Spanish Placement
  • $30.00 TExES Practice Exam
  • $30.00 TExES Practice Principal or Superintendent
  • $50.00 THEA

*Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Exams must be cancelled within 24 to 72* (for a Monday exam date) hours prior to the scheduled test date. To cancel your exam, call the Testing Center at 903.886.5122 before 5:00 p.m. closing time Monday-Friday and speak with a member of our staff.

* Teacher Practice Exams must be cancelled within 72 hours of the appointment.

*The ACT-Residual must be cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment.

RESCHEDULING POLICY

Testers who cancel exam appointments according to our cancellation policy (within 24hrs or 72hrs for Monday exams), may reschedule once without penalty. In order to reschedule without forfeiting any administration and test fees (excluding exams through a third-party – see list below), the rescheduled exam must take place within 60 days of the cancellation date. Exams not taken within the 60 days will require the tester to pay the administration fee again in order to schedule another testing date.

Testers who need to reschedule a proctored/correspondence exam, must get their institution/instructor’s approval and have the institution/instructor email supporting documentation within three business days to [email protected]. Once received, the tester may call our office to arrange a new testing day and time.

EXAMS REQUIRING CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING THROUGH A THIRD-PARTY

Some testing agencies may have cancellation/reschedule fees and will need to be contacted separately from our Testing Center, which includes:

  • TExES official exams must be cancelled through the tester’s ETS account
  • ACT official exams must be cancelled through the tester’s ACT web account
  • SAT official exams must be cancelled by contacting their Customer Service
  • LSAT official exams must be cancelled through the tester’s LSAT web account
  • CASTLE exams must be cancelled by contacting their Customer Service
  • DSST exams must be cancelled by contacting their Customer Service
  • CLEP (their $87.00 fee portion) must be cancelled through the tester’s web account
  • GED exams must be cancelled by contacting their Customer Service
  • GRE Subject exams must be cancelled through the tester’s ETS account or GRE Services

If you have questions concerning the cancellation/rescheduling polices, please contact us by calling 903-886-5122 or email us at [email protected].

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WEATHER-RELATED AND UNIVERSITY CLOSINGS

The Testing Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce is open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. However, in some instances, the Testing Center may be closed; these instances include official university closings and weather-related closings.

UNIVERSITY CLOSINGS

The Testing Center is open year round except for specified Saturday testing dates and the holidays and closings observed by the University which can be found here. The Testing Center will not be able to schedule tests on the days listed on the official University calendar.

WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS

In the event of inclement weather, the Testing Center’s hours of operation are dependent upon and are subject to change according to University announcements regarding closings. Information about weather-related closings can be monitored on the University’s home page and should be actively checked by testers after office hours.

If the University (Commerce campus) is closed, the Testing Center will also be closed. Testers scheduled for appointments on a day affected by weather-related or unexpected closings will not be penalized by the Testing Center and will be rescheduled at their earliest convenience.

TEXES AND CASTLE/ACE EXAMS

Testers taking certification exams such as the TExES or CASTLE should contact their respective testing agencies to discuss rescheduling possibilities. If the Testing Center is unable to test you due to weather-related closing on the University’s behalf, your testing agency should be able to work with you. If you miss your appointment due to bad weather in your area, but the Testing Center is unaffected and does not close, your testing agency may not be able to work with you.

If the University is not closed, candidates are expected to arrive safely and on time to their exam. Candidates arriving late, regardless of weather conditions, will not be admitted.

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ADMISSION EXAMS

ACT – (AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST):

The ACT Assessment is a nationally recognized college admissions exam that tests the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science with an optional written essay. ACT results with no essay are accepted by Texas AM University-Commerce for admission. The ACT Assessment is a curriculum based test. The questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, Mathematics, and Science. The ACT is normally administered in October, December, February, April, and June.

ACT TEST DATES AND FEES

If you miss the regular and late registration postmark deadlines for the test date you want, you may still be able to take the test. You can try to test as a standby. (Click here to be taken to “standby” testing information.) To register on-line for the ACT click here.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:

  • Report to the foyer of the McDowell Business Administration Building between 7:30 and 7:45 am on the test date for which you are registered on your admission ticket.
  • The ACT begins at 8:00 am. You will not be admitted if you are late.
  • Students taking the ACT without essay (standard time) are generally finished by 12:15 pm. Examinees taking the optional written essay should be finished by 1:00 pm.
  • Testing includes 1 break.

BRING THESE ITEMS TO THE TEST CENTER:

  • Your test center admission ticket.
  • Acceptable identification. (Your admission ticket alone is not acceptable identification.) You will not be admitted to test without acceptable identification. (Click link above for clarification.)
  • Sharpened soft-lead (No. 2) pencils with good erasers. (No mechanical pencils)
  • A permitted calculator, if you wish to use one on the Mathematics Test. Not all models are permitted. Click here for acceptable models.

Do NOT bring*

  • cellular phones
  • watch with audible alarm
  • mechanical pencils
  • pens
  • textbooks
  • foreign language dictionaries
  • dictionaries
  • notes or other aids
  • scratch paper
  • highlighters
  • Compass, protractor, ruler, or any other aids
  • pagers or beepers
  • photographic devices
  • CD or tape players
  • reading material
  • food, drink (including water)

*If any of the prohibited items are brought to the center they will be taken up and turned off (if necessary). The center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

TEST PREP RESOURCES:

For additional information, including study material if available, go here.

SAT – SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT TEST

The SAT measures the critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students have developed over time and the skills a student needs to be successful academically in college. The SAT assesses how well one analyzes and solves problems—skills learned in school that are needed in college. The SAT is accepted for admissions requirements at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The SAT is normally administered in October, November, December, February, March, May, and June.

SAT TEST DATES AND FEES:

Registration for the SAT is done online. Please click here to be taken to the SAT webpage for registration.

If you miss the regular and late registration postmark deadlines for the test date you want, you may still be able to take the test. You can try to test as a waitlist examinee. Click here to review the guidelines for waitlist registration.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:

SAT I

  • Report to the foyer of the McDowell Business Administration Building between 7:30 and 7:45 am on the test date for which you are registered on your admission ticket.
  • The SAT begins at 8:30 am. You will not be admitted if you are late.
  • Students taking the SAT are generally finished by 1:00 pm.
  • Testing time includes 1 break.

SAT II

  • Report to the foyer of the McDowell Business Administration Building between 7:30 and 7:45 am on the test date for which you are registered on your admission ticket.
  • The SAT begins at 8:00 am and ends about 12:30 pm (if you take three subjects.) You will not be admitted if you are late.
  • Each Subject Test is about one hour long.
  • If you are only taking one or two Subject Tests, you may leave the test center after your final test is finished.
  • You may work on only one test during each testing hour. Testing time includes a break.
  • You can take up to three Subject Tests on one test date.
  • You can change your mind on test day about which Subject Test you want to take. You may substitute a Subject Test (other than a listening test), or add Subject Tests (other than a listening test) on test day.
  • The testing supervisor will guide you through the testing process and provide all the necessary instructions.

BRING THESE ITEMS TO THE TEST CENTER:

  • Your test center admission ticket.
  • Acceptable identification. (Your admission ticket alone is not acceptable identification.) You will not be admitted to test without acceptable identification. (Click link above for clarification.)
  • Sharpened soft-lead (No. 2) pencils with good erasers. (No mechanical pencils)
  • A permitted calculator, if you wish to use one on the Mathematics Test. Not all models are permitted. Click here for acceptable models.

Do NOT bring*

  • cellular phones
  • watch with audible alarm
  • mechanical pencils
  • pens
  • textbooks
  • foreign language dictionaries
  • dictionaries
  • notes or other aids
  • scratch paper
  • highlighters
  • Compass, protractor, ruler, or any other aids
  • pagers or beepers
  • photographic devices
  • CD or tape players (Note: Acceptable CD players with earphones are required for the listening tests.)
  • reading material
  • food, drink (including water)

*If any of the prohibited items are brought to the center they will be taken up and turned off (if necessary). The center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

TEST PREP RESOURCES:

For additional information, including study material if available, go to www.collegeboard.com

RCT – READING COMPREHENSION TEST

The Reading Comprehension Test (RCT) is a computer-based test measuring reading comprehension levels of applicants to Texas A&M University – Commerce. The RCT is required for admissions for students who have been out of high school more than 5 years or have received their GED. The RCT, for these students only, replaces the need for SAT or ACT scores. Scores will be reported to the examinee and the Admissions office immediately upon completion of the exam. The exam can be repeated again after a two-week waiting period.

RCT TEST DATES AND FEES:

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins.

The RCT fee is a $20 non-refundable payment made to the Testing Center through our MarketPlace website. The fee should be paid in advance of calling to schedule an appointment by clicking here. Please make note of the order number when making payment as that will be required to schedule the appointment. Call 903-886-5122 to schedule an appointment.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:

  • Report to the One Stop Shop on the date and time for which you are scheduled.
  • A valid photo ID is required. (Driver’s license, state issued ID or passport)
  • The test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions and is untimed.

TEST PREP RESOURCES:

For additional information, including study material if available, go to www.actstudent.org/testprep (prepare using only the reading section information).

ACT-R – AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST RESIDUAL

The ACT-R is a college admissions exam that tests the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science. The ACT-R is a curriculum based test. The questions on the ACT-R are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, Mathematics, and Science. The difference between ACT and ACT-R scores is that ACT-R scores cannot be transferred to another university nor used for TSI exemption or for admission to special campus programs such as the Honors College. The ACT-R is only to be used for students who have missed all available ACT and/or SAT test dates and desire admissions to the university prior to the next national administration of either exam. Questions regarding the ACT-R can be directed to the staff of the Testing Center at 903-886-5122.

ACT-R TEST DATES AND FEES

The fee for the ACT-R is a $70 non-refundable payment made to the Testing Center which must be paid prior to the test date. The fee must be paid through the online MarketPlace by clicking here. Make note of the order number when paying the fee as this will be needed to make the appointment.

Please call the Testing Center for the next available dates and times for the ACT-R.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:

  • Report to the Student Access and Success Center on the test date you have signed up for at least 30 minutes prior to test time.
  • Walk in registration will no longer be allowed. To take the ACT-R, you must sign up at least 24 hours prior to the actual test date.
  • Students taking the ACT-R are generally finished approximately three and half hours (3 ½).
  • Testing time includes 1 break.

BE SURE YOU BRING THESE ITEMS TO THE TESTING CENTER:

  1. Acceptable identification. You will not be admitted to test without acceptable identification.
  2. Sharpened soft-lead (No. 2) pencils with good erasers. (No mechanical pencils)
  3. A permitted calculator, if you wish to use one on the Mathematics Test. Not all models are permitted. Click here for acceptable models.

TEST PREP RESOURCES:

For study material if available, go to www.actstudent.org

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TSI ASSESSMENT

THE TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI) ASSESSMENT IS A STATE-LEGISLATED PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED IN COLLEGE BY DETERMINING YOUR BASIC SKILLS IN MATH, WRITING, AND READING.

Prior to completing the TSI Assessment, students are required to complete a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). The PAA is not a separate test; it is an activity designed to inform students about the importance of the TSI, to provide them with helpful resources prior to testing, and to give information about TSI requirements.

To complete the required TSI Pre-Assessment Activity for Texas A&M University-Commerce, please click here.Please click on the collapsable links below to see more information about the TSI Assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the TSI Assessment? How does it work?

The TSI Assessment is a program designed to help your institution determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. This program also will help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college- level course work if you are not ready.

If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment — unless you are already exempt (see exemption requirements in the “Do I Have to Take the TSI Assessment?” tab below) — to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

If you are not exempt from taking the TSI Assessment, you will be asked by your college or university to take three tests: one in mathematics, one in reading and one in writing. Where necessary, you may be given an additional diagnostic test in a particular subject. This test is designed to provide more detailed information regarding your academic strengths and weaknesses.

These assessments include multiple-choice questions that are aligned to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards. For the writing assessment, it’s likely that you will be asked to write an essay.

The assessments are computer adaptive, which means that questions increase or decrease in difficulty level depending on how you respond. The assessments are untimed; however, it is important to allow yourself enough time to complete each test because the results are a key factor in determining the course or courses in which you can enroll. When you complete the assessment, you immediately receive information on your score and your skill or proficiency levels.

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What is the Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)?

To take the mandatory TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) for Texas A&M University-Commerce, Please click HERE.

Before you take the TSI Assessment, you must participate in a Pre-Assessment Activity. The college or university at which you take your test is required to provide the Pre-Assessment Activity as well as document your participation, so it is very important that you complete this activity BEFORE you take the test. You will not be allowed to take the TSI Assessment until you have completed this activity.The activity includes the following:• An explanation of the importance of the TSIAssessment• Practice test questions and feedback• An explanation of all your developmentaleducation options, if you don’t meet theminimum passing standard• Information on campus and communityresources that will help you succeed as acollege student

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What happens if I don’t pass the test?

Although there are designated “passing scores” for the TSI, the TSI itself is not a pass/fail assessment. It is a diagnostic tool used by the state and universities within the state to determine your placement. If you do not meet the minimum required score for the areas of Math, Writing, or Reading, you will be restricted from enrolling in college level courses in those respective areas and will be placed into developmental or intermediate level courses. If you do not meet the minimum required score, you may choose to re-test in order to improve your score(s) or place higher, though advising with your Success Coach is recommended prior to retesting.

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TSI Score Interpretation

Minimum passing scores are determined by the state and serve as a benchmark for students wishing to enroll in college level courses. In order to place into college level courses, students must meet or exceed the following requirements for each section of the TSI assessment:

Math 350 or higher

Reading 351 or higher

Writing 340 AND an essay score of 4 -OR- 339 or lower AND an ABE Diagnostic score of 4 AND an essay score of 5

*Effective first class day Fall 2017

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Sending TSI Scores to Texas A&M University-Commerce

If you test at Texas A&M University-Commerce, your scores are available to us immediately upon completing your exam.

If you test at another TSI testing location in the state, your scores can be accessed through the online TSI database, however, you must grant TAMUC access to look up, view, and use your scores for placement and enrollment purposes.

TO GRANT TAMUC ACCESS TO LOOK UP YOUR PREVIOUS TSI SCORES FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION, PLEASE VISIT TAMUC.EDU/TSISCOREFORM OR CLICK HERE.

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Registering for the TSI Assessment

Texas A&M University-Commerce offers the TSI Assessment year-round for students committed to attending the university, as well as students planning to attend another college or university in the state of Texas.

To register for the TSI Assessment at Texas A&M University-Commerce you will need to first confirm which sections of the TSI you need to complete (see exemption requirements listed above to determine if you are exempt) and then pay for your exam through our MarketPlace website. Each section of the TSI assessment costs $15 and fees are non-refundable.

Once payment has been submitted, you will receive an email with a 5 digit order confirmation number; call the Testing Office at (903) 886 5122 to set up your testing appointment.

**If you plan to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce but would like to test at a location closer to your home, please view the “Can I test at another center? What is the voucher system?” drop down menu below for information about our testing voucher system.

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I took the TSI at another location. How do I send my scores to TAMUC?

If you took your TSI Assessment at another location and used our voucher system, your scores were automatically updated on your student record.

If you took your TSI at another location but did not use our voucher system, please click here and complete the form necessary to grant TAMUC access to your previous TSI scores.

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I did not complete my TSI requirement before my scheduled orientation date. What should I do?

Orientation is a requirement for all incoming freshmen and is a crucial first step for attending Texas A&M University-Commerce. Do not reschedule or push back your orientation date until you have completed TSI testing. If you have not completed your TSI requirement before orientation, you will still be able to participate in all orientation activities, but you will not be able to register for classes with your Success Coach. A registration hold will be placed on your account until you complete your TSI requirement. It is important to take your TSI as soon as possible following your orientation so that you can secure the schedule that you want. Once you have completed your TSI requirement, your registration hold will be lifted and you can contact your Success Coach to register for classes.

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How Can I Study for the TSI?

You can find study materials within our Pre-Assessment Activity, but you may also find official study guides on ACCUPLACER’s website by clicking here or utilizing the links below:

You can also utilize CollegeBoard’s FREE Web Based Study App by clicking here.

Please be aware that the links listed above are official through both ACCUPLACER/TSI and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). While you may use any resources that you deem helpful, please note that any online resources outside of these links are not sponsored or approved by ACCUPLACER/TSI or the THECB.

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Do I Have to Take the TSI Assessment?

Not all incoming students need to take the TSI Assessment. There are many ways you can be exempt. Qualifying for a TSI Assessment exemption means that you can enroll in any entry-level college course without restrictions. In other words, there are no prerequisites for enrollment in college-level courses.


You may be exempt if you:• Have met the minimum college readinessstandard on SAT®, ACT, or a statewide highschool test• Have successfully completed college-levelEnglish and math courses• Are not seeking a degree• Have been, or currently are, in the military (*see below)

TestExemption RequirementsExpiration
SATTest Taken March 2016 and after:There is no combined score requirement, however, you need:A minimum Math score of 530 to be exempt from the Math section of the TSI Assessmentand/orA minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 480 to be exempt from the Writing and Reading sections of the TSI AssessmentTest Taken February 2016 and before:A combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1070 or higher AND:A minimum Math score of 500 to be exempt from the Math section of the TSI Assessmentand/orA minimum Critical Reading score of 500 to be exempt from the Writing and Reading sections of the TSI AssessmentPlease Note: Your combined score is ONLY a combination of your Math and Critical Reading sections. Do not include any other section in calculating your combined score.PSAT scores CANNOT exempt you from the TSI Assessment. You must take and meet the minimum requirements on the official SAT. While certain Dual Credit programs throughout the state may use PSAT scores to issue temporary TSI Waivers, PSAT scores cannot be used by students entering a college or university full time.Valid for 5 years from test date
ACTA Composite score of 23 or higher AND:A minimum Math score of 19 to be exempt from the Math section of the TSI Assessmentand/orA minimum English score of 19 to be exempt from the Writing and Reading sections of the TSI AssessmentValid for 5 years from test date
TAKSA minimum Math score of 2200 to be exempt from the Math section of the TSI Assessmentand/orA minimum English Language-Arts score of 2200 AND a Writing Sub-score of a 3 or higher to be exempt from the Writing and Reading sections of the TSI AssessmentValid for 5 years from test date
STAAREnd-of-Course Assessment:A minimum Algebra II score of 4000 to be exempt from the Math section of the TSI AssessmentA minimum English III score of 4000 to be exempt from the Writing and Reading sections of the TSI AssessmentPlease Note: The Algebra II and English III EOCs are optional for high schools to administer. Most high schools in the state opt out of testing for these two EOCs so please do not confuse them with the Algebra I and English II EOCs which cannot be used for exemption.Valid for 5 years from test date

OTHER TYPES OF EXEMPTION

You may be exempt from the TSI Assessment if you meet any of the following criteria.

VETERAN EXEMPTION

Students who were honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty on or after August 1, 1990 may be exempt. A DD214 form showing Honorable Discharge status in Section 24 “CHARACTER OF SERVICE” must be submitted to the Veteran’s Affairs Office for verification of exemption.

MILITARY WAIVER

Students that are on active duty in the United States Armed Forces or are a member of the reserve component of the United States Armed Forces for at least three years prior to enrollment may be exempt. Proof of active duty status must be submitted to the Veteran’s Affairs Office for verification of waiver.

DEGREE EXEMPT

Students who have graduated with an associate’s or baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution or from a recognized international institution may be exempt from the TSI Assessment, pending an official transcript that proves they have graduated.

TRANSFER EXEMPT

Students whose previous Texas public college or university has determined that they have met the minimum passing standards in reading, writing, and/or math may be exempt. An official transcript of this declared status must be provided.

COURSEWORK EXEMPT

Students who have completed the appropriate college-level or developmental coursework in the corresponding subject areas may be exempt. For a complete list of the coursework that will exempt you from the TSI, please follow this link to the TSI Informational Flyer.

For a full and complete list of exemptions for the TSI, please view the Texas Administrative Code.

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Can I test at another center? What is the voucher system?

Students that need to complete the TSI but would like to test closer to their home location are welcome to test with another testing center in their area. However, it is important to understand that many testing centers in the state of Texas cannot accommodate students that are not their own and are considered “closed testing centers.” Because of this, testing locations for the TSI are limited.

Many schools in the state that can accommodate outside students require a special testing voucher from the student’s intended institution. Testing vouchers are created by the student’s indented institution (in this case, TAMUC) and are sent to the participating testing location closer to the student; they are unique codes that link the student’s information to the test sections needed and are entered at the time of testing.

**PLEASE NOTE:** Due to the increase in volume of requests from Texas A&M University-Commerce’s students for vouchers to complete TSI testing at other testing locations, the Testing Center will no longer be issuing remote vouchers for students within 1 ½ hours driving distance to A&M-Commerce. You will need to make arrangements to test in our testing center here at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

For students living outside of the 1 ½ hour driving distance, please contact [email protected] with the following information to request a voucher to test at another location:

  • Your First and Last name
  • Your TAMUC CWID number
  • Your 5-digit zip code

A staff member from the Testing Center will give you further information about the testing centers available in your area and information needed to pay for your testing voucher. Vouchers cost $15 per section of the TSI needed, but you will also be responsible for any testing fees required by the location at which you test.

Please Note: If you are planning to attend an orientation and need a testing voucher, you will need to request this voucher as soon as possible. You must request and pay for your testing voucher no later than three (3) business days before your scheduled orientation date.

Additionally, by requesting and/or receiving a voucher from TAMUC to test at another location, you are not automatically scheduled at your desired location. You are still required to contact your desired testing location to set up an appointment date and time, and pay any testing fees that that institution may require. A voucher does not guarantee you a seat in your location’s testing lab. When requesting a voucher, please allow yourself ample time to make the necessary payment to TAMUC, receive your voucher, contact your desired testing location, and schedule your testing appointment.

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Can I retest? How many times can I retest?

If you do not meet the minimum required score for college level placement may choose to re-test in order to improve their score(s) or place higher. If you only want to improve your score in one area of the TSI (i.e. Math), you will only re-take that section and will not be required to re-take all three sections. There is no limit to the amount of times you can re-test each section, however, it is strongly advised that you (re-)schedule your testing appointments after allowing for sufficient study time. You should not attempt to re-test immediately, as it is unlikely that your score will improve without revisiting relevant study material.

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THEA – (TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION ASSESSMENT)

The Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) is a computer-based exam that assesses the reading, mathematics, and writing skills that entering freshman-level students should have if they are to perform effectively in undergraduate certificate or degree programs in Texas public colleges or universities. It was developed by Evaluation Systems Pearson®, through a rigorous review and approval process supported by skilled and experienced Texas educators.

Students in an Educator Certification Program at Texas A&M University-Commerce that do not have SAT/ACT scores to exempt them from the THEA (see the Teacher Education Checklist per the Department of Curriculum and Instruction) are required to take ONLY the Reading Section of the THEA exam.

THEA TEST DATES AND FEES:

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins.

THEA exams are offered by appointment only during regular office hours. The THEA costs $50 payable to Texas A&M University-Commerce through our MarketPlace website. The fee for the THEA is a $50 non-refundable fee, regardless of how many sections of the exam are needed.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:

  • Report on the date and time for which you are scheduled.
  • A valid photo ID is required (driver’s license, passport, or other government issued ID).
  • The test is 4 hours long and has 3 sections.You may bring a basic, four-function nonprogrammable calculator ONLY if you are taking the Math section
    • Students needing to complete ONLY the Reading section usually complete their exams within 1 to 2 hours.

TEST PREP RESOURCES:

For additional information, please visit THEA’s website at http://www.thea.nesinc.com/TA_prepare_landing.asp or click here.

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SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAM – SPE

The Spanish faculty has developed a written placement exam to evaluate Spanish aural/listening proficiency, writing, and reading skills of incoming Spanish students. This is a local exam available to native and non-native Spanish speakers which is designed to test one’s fluency in the Spanish language.

Students whose degree plan already requires them to take upper division Spanish may not substitute lower division courses for upper division ones.

Students with prior instruction in Spanish may benefit from taking the placement exam by being exempt from prerequisite courses (e.g. SPA 1311, 1312, 2311, and/or 2312)

SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAM DATES AND TEST FEES

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins.

Spanish Placement Exams are offered by appointment only during regular office hours. The Spanish Placement Exam requires a $20 non-refundable fee that is payable on our MarketPlace website.

Candidates who wish to take the exam will need to complete a form before the test can be administered. Please fill out and submit the form here.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM

  • A valid photo ID is required (driver’s license, passport, or other government issued photo ID).
  • The test has 3 sections: Listening, Multiple Choice, and Essay.
  • The test lasts approximately 1 hour.

HOW IS CREDIT AWARDED?

Depending upon their results, students may place into one of the following Spanish Language classes: SPA 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312, or 331.

Credit is awarded once the student successfully completes the Spanish Language class they placed into. Students who successfully complete their placement course with a grade of D or higher (a grade of C or higher is required if class is part of students’ major) will receive credit for that course (3 credit hours), as well as the two Spanish Language courses below that level (6 credit hours).

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ALEKS PPL Math Placement Exam

ALEKS PPL Math Placement Exam is now available for placement into Pre-Calculus and Calculus in the Testing Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Upon completion of the first placement exam, students will have access to online learning modules to help prepare them for the level of math they are seeking. The online learning tools are personalized to students’ needs based on their performance on the initial results and the learning modules and ability to retest will be available for a 12-month period.

Advantages:

  • Save money on tuition and fees for credit baring hours – $50.00 first exam, $25.00 retakes (5 total attempts)
  • Five attempts during 12-month period*
  • Online learning modules and tools to help improve your knowledge and prepare for the courses you want to take

Math Placement Cut Scores and Other Requirements:

  • Math 2312 Pre-Calculus 61%-75%
  • Math 2413 Calculus 76%-100%
  • *Testers must be college-ready based on the TSI Math assessment or other exemption in order to take the ALEKS Math Placement exam.
  • All ALEKS must be completed by 5pm the Friday prior to the first day of classes in each term.
  • *ALEKS Math placement exams must be taken in a proctored certified testing center (no online proctoring)

*Testers must complete 5 hours of work in the online study modules or the retest exam will not be available in the Testing Center. All testing administration fees are non-refundable.

Register to take the ALEKS Math Placement ExamTo take the ALEKS Math Placement exam in the Testing Center purchase the exam at Testing Center marketplace page at http://marketplace.tamuc.edu

You must schedule your exam at least 24-hours in advance of the day you want to take it. We do not do walk-in or same day purchase and testing appointments or schedule appointments through email.

ALEKS PROCTORING SERVICES AT OTHER LOCATIONS

ALEKS has proctoring companies and a network of locations nationwide to provide you with reliable, flexible, and affordable options that ensure the integrity of your students. ALEKS has a nationwide network of more than 125 testing center locations available to proctor ALEKS placement assessments. Please visit PPL Testing Centers PDF to view the list of available testing centers. Proctoring fees will vary by testing center.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE PLACEMENT EXAM

The Computer Science Department has developed a placement exam for computer science undergraduate and graduate students to help determine their placement in CSCI 502, 515 and/or 516. Students hoping to place into these classes must take the Computer Science Placement exam offered in the Testing Center.

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CREDIT BY EXAM

CLEP – (COLLEGE LEVEL EXAM PROGRAM)

The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. By receiving a satisfactory score, students can earn from 3 to 12 college credits toward a college degree for each CLEP exam taken, depending on the exam subject and the policy of the college or university.

WHY TAKE A CLEP EXAM?

  • Save time. Get college credit for what you already know. Be rewarded for what you’ve learned through independent study, advanced high school courses, noncredit adult courses, or professional development.
  • Save money. Compare the cost of a CLEP exam to hundreds — even thousands — of dollars in tuition. (CLEP exams are free to military service members, contactTesting Center for more information.)
  • Make college more interesting. Move right into advanced courses.
  • Exams are available at Texas A&M in 34 college-level courses. (Click here for a list of CLEP exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce.)
  • CLEP is administered on computer and exams are available year-round by appointment.
  • The tests are timed and 90 minutes long.
  • All exams are scored on a scale of 20 to 80.
  • With the exception of English Composition with Essay, exams are composed primarily of multiple-choice questions. Some mathematics exams include fill-in type questions.
  • Students know right away how they performed.

EXAMS ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE CAN BE FOUND HERE.

CLEP TEST DATES AND FEES:

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins.

CLEP exams scheduled by appointment only during regular office hours. Prior to making an appointment with the Testing Center, you should register for the CLEP exam and pay the $87 CLEP fee through CollegeBoard’s website.

Please note: effective July 1st, 2018 CollegeBoard has raised the CLEP fee to $87.

Additionally, you must pay for the Testing Center’s proctoring services, which is a $30 non-refundable fee payable to the Testing Center through our MarketPlace website.

The total CLEP exam fee is $117 ($87 payable to CLEP and $30 payable to Texas A&M University-Commerce).

CLEP exam fees are subject to change without notice.

PRIOR TO EXAM DAY:

You must go to clep.collegeboard.org/started and complete registration and payment for your CLEP exam. BRING YOUR REGISTRATION EMAIL FROM CLEP WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF YOUR SCHEDULED EXAM. You must have your registration number with you in order to take your exam.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:

  • A valid photo ID is required (driver’s license w/ signature, state issued ID w/ signature, military ID, passport)
  • Bring the registration email sent to you by CLEP upon completion of your registration
  • Exams are approximately 90 minutes long

TEST PREP RESOURCES:

The official CLEP Study Guide is available on reserve in the TAMU-Commerce library or you can go to here for more information including exam descriptions, downloadable individual study guides, as well as other CLEP suggested study materials and to order an official paper back CLEP study guide.

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TAMUC LOCAL CREDIT-BY-EXAM

Credit-by-Exam for some courses is granted through departmental exams. By receiving a satisfactory score, students can earn 3 college credits toward a college degree for each exam taken.

Notice:

BEGINNING FALL 2018, THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS HAS DISCONTINUED THE ELEMENTARY KEYBOARDING BA 125 AND INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS BA 195 EXAMS. THESE EXAMS ARE NO LONGER OFFERED IN THE TESTING CENTER EFFECTIVE AUGUST 27TH, 2018.

LOCAL EXAMS OFFERED FOR CREDIT AT TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE

Exam NameCourseCredit
Business Computing SystemsBUSA 1305

LOCAL EXAMS TEST DATES AND FEES:

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins. Exam Name

Local exams are available by appointment only. Please call the Testing Center at 903-886-5122 to schedule your exam. The fee(s) for the BUSA 1305 exam is $45 payable to TAMU-Commerce through our MarketPlace website and is non-refundable.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM:

  • Report to the Student Assessment Office on the date and time for which you are scheduled.
  • Bring a valid photo ID (student ID, driver’s license, government issued ID card or passport)
  • Be prepared to show proof of payment for exam

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call or visit the Testing Center located in the One Stop Shop for more information on any of the exams listed above.

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DSST – DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TESTS

DSST (formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Prometric, a test administration company, administers Internet-based versions of DSST exams under contract with the Defense Department (for military personnel) or on a fee basis (for civilians—see below for costs).

The DSST program is a nationally recognized testing program that provides the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside a traditional college classroom. The DSST test taker audience has changed over the years, but as of 2006, DSST exams are available to anyone who is seeking college credit outside the traditional classroom, including college students, adult learners, high school students and military personnel.

DSST EXAMS ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE CAN BE FOUND HERE.

NOTE:

Effective Fall 2017, credit for the DSST exams listed in the above flyer (with the exception of Human Growth and Development) can only be awarded to Newly Enrolled/Admitted students for Fall 2017 and onward. Credit for DSST exams cannot be retroactively applied to a student’s account if they were enrolled/admitted prior to Fall 2017.

DSST TEST DATES AND FEES:

Texas A&M University – Commerce does not currently administer DSST exams.

The DSST exam fee is a total of $85**, however, administering institutions may charge a test administration fee according to their school policy.

**Per DSST’s website, effective February 1st, 2018, the price for all DSST exams will be $85.

TEST PREP RESOURCES:

For study materials for DSST exams, go to www.getcollegecredit.com.

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AP – (ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM)

Note:

SCORES FOR EXAMS TAKEN IN MAY DO NOT ARRIVE AT TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE UNTIL MID-JULY!

The College Board’s® Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. AP offers more than 30 exams in multiple subject areas.

The AP Program is open to students in high schools with AP programs, who are willing to accept the challenge of a rigorous curriculum. AP exams are given nationally at designated high schools during the month of May. AP exams are graded on a scale of 0-5. A score of 3 or higher is needed for credit.

FOR A LIST OF AP EXAMS AND THE CREDIT OFFERED BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – COMMERCE, DOWNLOAD THE AP FLYER.

HOW DO I SEND AN AP GRADE REPORT TO TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE?

At the time of the test, you can request to send your scores to TAMU-C. If you did not request to send your scores in this manner or if you just need an additional score report, please click here to be taken to the AP Score Center page.

For additional information about the AP Program, please visit the AP website by clicking here.

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IB – (INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM)

The International Baccalaureate (IB)* program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum leading to assessment in six subject areas (Best Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Arts).At the end of the two-year program, students are assessed both internally by teachers, who mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.The grading system is criterion based (results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order). The grades awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The subject exams are scored by a panel of international examiners. A minimum score of 4 is required to be considered for credit. *In compliance with SB111, TAMU-Commerce offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher. Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript.Texas A&M-Commerce must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

FOR A LIST OF IB EXAMS OFFERED FOR CREDIT AT A&M-COMMERCE, CLICK HERE.

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GRADUATE EXAMS

GRE – (GRADUATE RECORD EXAM):

The testing center at TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – COMMERCE only offers GRADUATE RECORD EXAMS (GRE) SUBJECT EXAMS. For information about registering for a GRE subject exam at TAMU-C, please visit ETS website

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – COMMERCE does not proctor the GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE) GENERAL TEST. For a list of locations that offer GRE, please visit GRE Website

The Graduate Record Exam is often required of individuals applying to graduate schools. If you are unsure as to whether you are required to take the GRE or not, please contact the Graduate School you are planning on attending to learn about their requirements.

Registration information can be found at GRE Website or by calling 1-800-GRE-CALL

LSAT – (LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST):

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall. However, taking the test earlier—in June or October—is often advised.

Registration information can be found at this link: About the LSAT

TOEFL

A valuable tool for students who would like to study abroad in English, the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language™) test covers all facets of English proficiency, including a test of spoken English and grammar exercises. This test measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.

Registration information can be found at TOEFL Website

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HESI A2 WITH CRITICAL THINKING

The HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam allows nursing programs to test program applicants in three main academic areas — English Language, Math, Science — and two personal assessment areas. By gauging students’ academic readiness and identifying learning and personality styles, nursing programs are able to admit the best prospective students to their program.

COST:

The cost for the HESI A2 is a $60 non-refundable payment made to the Testing Center through our MarketPlace website.

DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR HESI A2 EXAM THROUGH EVOLVE/HESI. ONLY PAYMENTS MADE THROUGH OUR MARKETPLACE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

Anyone wanting to take the HESI A2 MUST be registered with the Testing Center at least 24 hours in advance of their desired testing date. Students must also have an established Evolve username and password prior to arriving at the Testing Center.

If you do not have an Evolve account, click here to create one before your scheduled exam date.

REQUIRED SECTIONS FOR TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE NURSING PROGRAM*:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary and General Knowledge
  • Grammar
  • Learning Styles
  • Personality Profile

*All other sections of the HESI A2 are offered but not required by the TAMU-C Nursing Program. For more questions regarding the HESI A2 requirements for TAMU-C, please visit the Nursing Program’s webpage or visit their FAQ.

**Prospective nursing students applying to other universities or nursing programs are welcome to test at TAMU-Commerce as well. Students are responsible for knowing the HESI A2 sections required by their prospective school or program.

SCHEDULE:

The HESI A2 is offered by appointment only during regular office hours. Because the students are allowed 4 hours to complete their exam, regardless of the sections students intend to take, the latest time to schedule the HESI A2 exam is 12pm. Students are required to arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to their test time for check-in.

STEPS TO REGISTER FOR THE HESI A2:

1. Make your $60 payment online through MarketPlace

2. Call the Testing Center at 903.886.5122 Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm to schedule your appointment. You must call at least 24 hours in advance of your desired test date to schedule (have your 5 digit order confirmation number on hand – you will need it to schedule)

3. Create your Evolve account before your scheduled exam date. Please note: your username is generated by Evolve – it is not the email address that you use to register. If you need to, please write down your username/password and bring this information with you when you come to test.

4. Be sure you bring a photo ID and make sure to arrive at the Testing Center on the date of your exam no later than 10-15 minutes before your test time. Students arriving after check-in will not be permitted to test, will forfeit their testing fee, and will be required to repurchase the exam and reschedule for another date.

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GED – (GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT)

NOTE:

ON JANUARY 1, 2014 A NEW VERSION OF THE GED TEST WAS LAUNCHED. ANYONE WHO HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED THE GED WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AND PASS THE ENTIRE NEW VERSION. ALL REGISTRATION FOR THE GED MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH WWW.GED.COM.

The GED reflects current high school curriculum standards while including content related to the workplace and community. The GED tests provide a uniform measure of high school achievement. The GED is administered at Texas A&M – Commerce through Pearson VUE testing.

IN ORDER TO TAKE THE GED TESTS, AN APPLICANT MUST:

  • Have a valid government (national or foreign) issued photo ID;
  • Be 18 years of age;
  • Be a resident of the state of Texas;
  • Not be enrolled in an accredited high school; and
  • Not be a high school graduate from an accredited high school.

WHAT IS A VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID?

Identification must include date of birth, photograph, and signature!

Government Issued IDs (national or foreign) include:

  • State Driver License
  • Department of Public Safety Identification Card
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • Matrícula Consular card

They do not include:

  • School IDs
  • Credit/Debit Cards

Fees:

  • The fee is $33.75 per exam for all four exams for a total of $135 to complete the GED. This must be paid via credit card at the time of registration for the test.

NOTE:

EXAMINEES UNDER 18 ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT FORMS TO THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY (TEA) FOR APPROVALPRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE GED TEST. THE FORMS CAN BE ACCESSED AT HTTP://WWW.TEA.STATE.TX.US/GEDFORMS.HTML. THE FORMS ARE TO BE UPLOADED USING A SECURE FILE SHARING PORTAL FOR WHICH INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

TIME LIMITS FOR GED TESTS ARE:

  • Language Arts: 150 minutes
  • Social Studies: 90 minutes
  • Science: 90 minutes
  • Math: 90 minutes

TESTING SCHEDULE:

For the availability and specific date information, go to www.ged.com and log in to your account.

SCORING:

The 2014 GED Test Series scores range from 100 to 200. To earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, one must achieve a minimum of 150 on each of the four exams. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each part and a total score of 600 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED® test credential.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MORE SCORES?

Your scores will be available by the end of the day you tested. Log back in to www.ged.com and click on “My Scores” in the blue bar at the top or “Get your Scores” on your “Scores” tile.

RE-TESTING POLICY:

You can take a test section, and two subsequent section retests, with no restrictions between retakes. If you fail the second or any subsequent retest, the test taker must wait 60 days for each successive attempt.

FEES FOR RETESTING:

Two discounted retakes per failed content area, providing those retakes occur within 12 calendar months of the initial attempt. $13.75 instead of $33.75 per retake. After these two re-tests, a candidate can wait 90 days to test again for full price – $33.75.

ADDITIONAL SCORE REPORTS OR DUPLICATE CERTIFICATES:

A certificate search and additional certificate request can be made by clicking here or you can log in to your GED.com account.

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PROCTORING SERVICES

The Testing Center at Texas A&M University – Commerce provides access to a wide array of high quality testing and assessment services for students and the community. As a part of those services we offer Correspondence and Distance Education Proctoring.

Please contact the Testing Center at 903-886-5122 or email the office at [email protected] for assistance in creating proctor agreements, and for further information.

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TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination law that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an accommodation during testing, please see below to find out who you need to contact to help make those arrangements.

CONTACT STUDENT DISABILITY RESOURCES AND SERVICES TO GET HELP ACQUIRING TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING EXAMS:

  • ACT-R – (American College Test Residual)
  • RCT – (Reading Comprehension Test)
  • THEA – (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
  • Spanish Language Placement
  • Local Credit-by-Exam

Student Disability Resources and Services is located in the Gee Library Room 132, and can be contacted by phone at 903-886-5835 or by emailing [email protected]

Students that are granted testing accommodations through the Student Disability Resources and Services office are required to show proof of their accommodations to the Testing Center via an official approval form prior to scheduling their exam. This is to ensure that appropriate accommodations can be made within the Testing Center lab.

STUDENTS NEEDING TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EXAMS WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL TESTING COMPANIES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • ACT – (American College Test)
  • SAT – (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • THEA – (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
  • GRE – (Graduate Record Exam)
  • GMAT – (Graduate Management Admissions Test)
  • LSAT – (Law School Admissions Test)
  • ToEFL – (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • AP – (Advanced Placement Program)
  • IB – (International Baccalaureate Program)
  • TExES – (Texas Exam for Educator Standards)(Including the TOPT / TASC and the MTT)
  • NCE – (National Certification Exam for Counselors)


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