Remote TSI

The Remote TSI test is for Lamar University students testing in other locations.

What is the TSI?

The purpose of TSI tests is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine your course selection.

You can not "pass" or "fail" the placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills.

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Taking a Remote TSI

There are two steps you will need to take setting setting up a Remote TSI Test:

 Step 1
Register for the Remote TSI exam.  Please note that the student is responsible for any fees charged by the cooperating college or university as well as any fees payable to Lamar University's Testing Services. 

A voucher will not be issued until Step 2 is complete.

 Step 2

Complete the TSI Request Form.  Please allow 1-2 business days
for your voucher to be issued. 

The exam is not processed until the student is registered for the Remote TSI

Once this process is complete the student will
receive the voucher number to test.

Exam Fees

  • All Testing - Math, Reading, and Writing - $27
  • Math - $6
  • Math and Reading - $12
  • Math and Writing - $21
  • Reading - $6
  • Writing - $15
  • Reading and Writing - $21


Scores will be sent to the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) within 1-2 business days after testing has been completed. For more information contact the UAC at


Learn about exemption requirements for the TSI exam.

What to Bring on Test Day

You will need a valid Photo ID.  Examples of a valid (non-expired) Photo ID are:
  • Driver's License
  • State ID
  • Passport 
  • Military ID
  • School ID

Calculators will be provided on the computer.  All examinees must have social security number or Lamar ID number at the time of the exam.


Testing Accommodations 

To request accommodations for the TSI because of a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 1990 including the amendments of 2008, you must:

  • At least 1 week prior to to the test date, submit a copy of your accommodation request, along with documentation of the disability, to 409-880-8347 or

The ARC Director will review the documentation and request to determine if there are appropriate testing accommodations to be assigned based on the information provided. The Director may also need to speak with you either in person or over-the-phone regarding your request. See the documentation guidelines at

The Center for Career and Professional Development and the person requesting accommodations will be notified of any assigned testing accommodations prior to the test date. No accommodations will be granted without documentation of disability being on file with the Accessibility Resource Center.

Possible testing accommodations that must be requested at least four weeks prior to the test date are:

  • Extended Time (Time and One-Half or Double Time)
  • Distraction-Reduced Environment
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Reader
  • Braille
  • Auto Compact Disk
  • Accessibility Preferences: Choice of Font/ Size/ Color
  • Paper-Based version
  • Scribe
  • Large Print

Assistive technology software is also available:

  • Read & Write Gold
  • Magic
  • JAWS
  • Fusion
  • Natural Reader

For more information, contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 409-880-8347, , or visit the Communication Building, Room 105.

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Contact Us

Department Address
Lamar University
4400 S. MLK Jr. Parkway
Galloway Business Building, Suite 102
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Testing Location
Hayes Biology Building, Suite 101

Phone: (409) 880-8878
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Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Testing Lab Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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