Remote TSI

This is to assist 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.

For More Information visit Collegeboard.com

Taking a Remote TSI

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

Step 1

Click here to 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. 

Step 2

  • Student needs to 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.

Step 3

Prior to taking the TSI Assessment, you are REQUIRED to complete the PRE-ASSESSMENT Activity which includes:

Await further instruction from the Testing Coordinator 

If you have questions or concerns about ENGAGE or completing the sample questions, contact us at 409-880-8878. Examinees will NOT be allowed to test if the Pre-Assessment Activity has not been completed.

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


Exemptions

For exemption requirements for the TSI exam, please click here.

 

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.

Scores

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 lamar.edu/advising.

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:

Make and appointment with the Director of Services for the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at least 2 weeks prior to the test date to submit a copy of the accommodation request along with documentation of the disability to 409-880-8347 or drc@lamar.edu.  Please see the documentation guidelines at lamar.edu/disability-resource-center.  The DRC Director will review the document to determine if there are appropriate testing accommodations to be assigned based on how one's testing abilities are affected as indicated in the submitted document.  The Department of Career and Testing Services 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 office of DRC.

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 during testing instructions for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Reader
  • Braille
  • Auto Compact Disk
  • Accessibility Preferences: Choice of Font Size/Color
  • Paper Based version
  • Scribe
  • Large Print
In Addition, the following assistive technology software is available:
  • Read & Write Gold
  • Majic
  • JAWS
  • Natural Reader

If you need further information, please contact the Director of Services for the Disability Resource Center at 409-880-8347, drc@lamar.edu, or visit the Communication Building, Room 105