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FAQ/TSI Questions


Will dual enrollment students be allowed to take the New TSIA 2.0 exam on LC campus?

No, only students who have graduated and returning Laredo College students will be allowed to take the New TSIA 2.0 exam through virtual proctoring services using Zoom. If you are still in high school please contact your respective high school administrator/counselor and find out if the TSIA 2.0 exam will be scheduled and administered by your high school for dual credit students.

 

If I have graduated from high school and plan on attending Laredo College, can I take the New TSIA 2.0 through Zoom Virtual Proctoring?

Yes, please contact the Assessment Center Ft. McIntosh at 956-721-5418 or South Campus at 956-794-4418 or by e-mail at assessment@laredo.edu for additional information regarding the New TSIA 2.0. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, students will be able to register for the English Language and Reading (ELAR) and Math.

 

Do I have to complete the Pre-Assessment Activity for the New TSIA 2.0?

If you have not taken the TSI either in High School or any other TSI test site, YES. To take the PAA, you can find the link below the page. If you tested the old version of the TSI, NO. Please call our office for more details at 956-721-5418 (Ft. McIntosh) or 956-794-4418 (South Campus) or send us an e-mail to assessment@laredo.edu

 

Can I change, cancel, or re-schedule my test date once registered?

Yes, but you need to contact the Assessment Center in advance to let staff know you will not be testing and need to re-schedule the exam. This way, we can schedule someone else in your place.

 

Will I be penalized for changes, cancellation, or re-schedule my test date and time?

No, but space is limited and you may not be able to get the time and date you want. Please contact the Assessment Center at 956-721-5418 (Ft. McIntosh) or 956-794-4418 (South Campus) or assessment@laredo.edu


What happens if I don’t pay the New TSIA 2.0 test fees?

Your New TSIA 2.0 scores will not be posted onto your student record and a HOLD will be placed on your record.


If I don’t plan on attending Laredo College, can I still take the New TSIA 2.0 exam?

No

 

Do I need to complete a Laredo College application to take the New TSIA 2.0 using Zoom Proctoring Services?

Yes, if you plan on attending LC, you will need your Palomino ID number to test so Assessment staff can schedule a time and date and create your virtual voucher. Using the Palomino ID number is important because the New TSIA 2.0 scores will be manually placed onto your record after completion of exam and when test fees are paid. If you have questions regarding the application contact the Admissions Office at admissions@laredo.edu or call 956-721-5109.

 

What e-mail can be used when I register for the New TSIA 2.0 Zoom Proctoring Services?

When you request to schedule a date and time for the New TSIA 2.0 exam from the Assessment Center, your Laredo College student e-mail must be used for communication. Please make sure your LC student e-mail is active because the Bursar’s Office will send you an e-mail with the online payment steps to your LC student email account as well.

 

What happens if I don’t know my LC e-mail address? Contact the LC Help Desk at pasporthelpdesk@laredo.edu for assistance. Make sure you have your Palomino ID number ready because staff will need it to locate and activate your student e-mail.

 

If I’ve taken the TSI in High School, can I use those scores for placement purposes?

Yes, but only if you tested within 5 years and have passed the Reading, Writing, and Math sections. If you did not pass either of the exams and will be attending LC, you will need to take the new TSIA 2.0 exam. For placement purposes please contact the Student Success Center at 956-721-5135 (Ft. McIntosh), 956-794-4135 (South)  or e-mail at studentsuccessctr@laredo.edu or e-advisor@laredo.edu  

 

Can I use my SAT/ACT scores for placement in college courses?

Yes, reach out to an advisor to discuss your scores at studentsuccessctr@laredo.edu or

e-advisor@laredo.edu

 

 

If I have graduated and plan on attending LC, do I need to show an ID?

Yes, if you’re planning on attending Laredo College and want to test, you will need to present an ID.

 

 What form of ID can I present?  

You may use a valid Texas DL/ID, high school ID, or Passport, and must be presented before the exam begins. If you have any questions, contact the Assessment Center.

 

If I just graduated and looking to schedule a date and time for the New TSIA 2.0 exam and need to take test for enrollment, how would I go about it?

Contact the Assessment Center and we will e-mail you a virtual voucher form that must be completed and e-mailed back so that a voucher can be created. Once created, you will be e-mailed a voucher number and Zoom invite. For questions please contact the Assessment Center at assessment@laredo.edu or call 956-721-5418 or 956-794-4418 for assistance.

 

 

 

 What is the cost to use the Zoom Proctoring Services for New TSIA 2.0 exam?

The cost is $18.00 for the initial exam, $12.00 for the ELAR section and $6.00 for the Math section. Your exam must be paid prior to testing using your LC student e-mail. The Bursar’s Office will send you an e-mail with payment instructions. Should you have any questions please reach to bursaroffice@laredo.edu. Remember, if you don’t pay your fees, your scores will not be posted. Contact our office at assessment@laredo.edu or call us at 956-721-5418 (Ft. McIntosh) or 956-794-4418 (South Campus) for more information.

 

 If I’m planning on attending Laredo College and want to schedule an exam, what do I need to do?

Please contact the Assessment Center at 956-721-5418 (Ft. McIntosh) or 956-794-4418 (South Campus) or e-mail us at assessment@laredo.edu

 

When will I be able to take the New TSIA 2.0 exam?

As soon as a test proctor confirms a test date for you.

 

 What if I don’t have a Palomino ID number?

If you’re not sure if you have a Palomino ID number or don’t know your Palomino ID number, please contact the Admission’s Office at admissions@laredo.edu or call 956-721-5109 

 

We will be using the new Pre-Assessment Activity for first time testers:

https://www.tsipreview.com/welcome/laredo-college

 

Below are study guide links for the New TSIA 2.0 Exam:

     Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 - Student Informational Brochure

     Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 - Mathematics Sample Questions

     Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 - Interpreting Your Scores

     Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 - English Language Arts and Reading Sample Questions