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Each Howard College Test Center provides a variety of testing services to students, faculty and the community.  Testing services may include assessment testing, proctoring services, administration of national tests, and general testing. Hours of operation and services may differ according to each test site.

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Big Spring

Big Spring Location

Test Center Hours
Fall / Spring - Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Summer - Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tests and Services Offered:
The following tests listed are offered by appointment:  ACT, CLEP, SAT, ATI TEAS and TSI. Proctoring services are also available for outside institutions or agencies by appointment for a service charge of $15.00.

For additional information regarding the tests listed, select a section below.

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V ACT

ACT
Pre-registration is required.  To register for the ACT Test and to obtain further information about the ACT, visit their website at www.actstudent.org.   For available Howard College test dates, click the following link:

V ATI TEAS

ATI TEAS 
The ATI TEAS test is required for the Howard College Vocational Nursing Program and the RN Program. To register for the ATI TEAS and for preparatory information, visit the ATI website at www.atitesting.com. The ATI TEAS test fee is $85.00. For available Howard College test dates, click the following link:

V CLEP

CLEP
CLEP tests are offered all year by scheduled appointment. Pre-registration is required.  To register, and for information about the CLEP Test, visit their website at http://clep.collegeboard.org/. Payment for the CLEP Test is due at the time of registration.  This is also an additional Howard College Administration fee of $15.00 that is due on the day of testing.  

To obtain information and preparatory materials about the CLEP Test, click on the Official CLEP Test Resources link below.

For details specific to Howard College course equivalency and score requirements, see the Howard College CLEP Policy Flyer posted below, or follow the link to the Howard College Catalog.

NOTE: The CLEP policies listed here are Howard College CLEP policies. CLEP policies will vary for other institutions. If you are taking the CLEP test for another institution, it is recommended that you contact the other institution about their CLEP polices regarding accepted scores and transfer credit requirements prior to testing.

V HiSET

HiSET
The HiSET is a high school level assessment, approved by the State Board of Education, that allows an individual to earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency as an alternative to the GED.  This assessment is offered all year round.  Pre-registration is required.  For information regarding available test dates, test fees, and to register, visit the HiSET website at https://hiset.ets.org.

Howard College offers free HiSET preparatory classes.  For information contact the ABE Department at (432) 264-5014.

Additional HiSET study materials are also available online at https://hiset.ets.org/prepare/materials.

V Proctored Testing for Online Courses

Proctored Testing

The Testing Center at Howard College in Big Spring offers test proctoring for students taking online courses. If not directed here by the instructor, each student should confirm the suitability of the Test Center with the instructor prior to scheduling an appointment.

Due to limited space and resources, testing at our facility will be available by reservations only, made by calling following this link: (updated link coming soon).

Availability is guaranteed after the student books an appointment. All students are required to schedule at least 24 hours before the desired time slot and are recommended to schedule earlier if availability is not flexible.

*Walk-ins are discouraged. Priority will be given to students with appointments. Those without appointments may not be accommodated.

All examinees will be required to present a non-expired state or federal government ID or a current school-issued ID prior to being admitted into the testing room.

No food, drink, personal electronic devices, or any other non-essential items are allowed in the testing room at any time. Any additional allowable resources permitted on the test are specified by the instructor, and students should be aware of what will be allowed.

The cost for testing is $15 per exam and must be paid in advance through the Business Office. The paid receipt must then be presented at time of testing.

 *This testing fee may be waived if the exam is for a Howard College course and the student is a registered Howard College student. Check with the center to see if this applies.

Note: ADA Accommodations requests must be approved first by the ADA Coordinator and then by the instructor before scheduling with the Testing Center. Any accommodations beyond additional time require special staffing and must be arranged well in advance. It is the student’s responsibility to make those arrangements in a timely fashion.


V SAT

SAT
Pre-registration is required.  To register for the SAT test and information about the SAT, visit their website at www.sat.collegeboard.org.  For available Howard College test dates, click the link below:

V TSI

TSI

The TSI Assessment test is designed to help determine your level of skill in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. It provides detailed information regarding your academic strengths and weaknesses.

The TSI tests are offered all year by scheduled appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the testing center at (432) 264-5637. Cost for tests are $12.00 each subject.  For more information, see the links below:

Official and Free TSI Study Guides & Other Information

TSI Informative Brochure

TSI Free Web-Based Study App 
TSI Sample Questions  TSI WritePlacer Sample Essays
A MANDATORY Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is required before you can test. The Pre-Assessment Activity consist of a Pre-Assessment Video and a Pre-Assessment Quiz.

(The PAA can be completed prior to arriving to the test center. Just select the TSI Pre-Assessment Video link below to view the video and then select the TSI Pre-Assessment Quiz below to complete the quiz. The quiz password is howard. A copy of the completed quiz must be presented on the test day and it must include your first and last name.)
TSI Pre-Assessment Activity:
TSI Pre-Assessment Video  TSI Pre-Assessment Quiz

Testing Schedule / Important Dates

Testing Schedule (PDF) 

Who to Contact

Please direct all testing inquiries and requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call us at (432) 264-5637.  Elizabeth Palomino, the Coordinator of Testing, or Michael Broome, Director of Testing, will be happy to assist you.

Lamesa

Lamesa Location

Tests and Services Offered:
The following tests listed are offered by appointment:  ACT, SAT, and TSI. Proctoring services are also available for outside institutions or agencies by appointment for a service charge of $15.00.  To schedule an appointment, contact the Lamesa Campus at (806) 872-2223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


For additional information regarding the tests listed, select a section below.

Select a Test

V ACT

ACT
Pre-registration is required.  For available test dates, to register for the ACT Test and to obtain further information about the ACT, visit their website at www.actstudent.org.

V SAT

SAT
Pre-registration is required.  For available test dates, to register for the SAT test and to obtain information about the SAT, visit their website at www.sat.collegeboard.org.

V TSI

TSI

The TSI Assessment test is designed to help determine your level of skill in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. It provides detailed information regarding your academic strengths and weaknesses.

The TSI tests are offered all year by scheduled appointment.  For Spring 2017, we are currently offering TSI placement Mondays, by appointment.  To schedule an appointment, contact the Lamesa Campus at (806) 872-2223. Cost for tests are $12.00 each subject.  For more information, see the links below:

Official and Free TSI Study Guides & Other Information

TSI Informative Brochure

TSI Free Web-Based Study App 
TSI Sample Questions  TSI WritePlacer Sample Essays
A MANDATORY Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is required before you can test. The Pre-Assessment Activity consist of a Pre-Assessment Video and a Pre-Assessment Quiz.

(The PAA can be completed prior to arriving to the test center. Just select the TSI Pre-Assessment Video link below to view the video and then select the TSI Pre-Assessment Quiz below to complete the quiz. The quiz password is howard. A copy of the completed quiz must be presented on the test day and it must include your first and last name.)
TSI Pre-Assessment Activity:
TSI Pre-Assessment Video  TSI Pre-Assessment Quiz

San Angelo

San Angelo Location

Select A Test

V GED

GED
The GED tests are offered year-round. To register and schedule a test date, go to www.ged.com and setup your MyGED account. The website gives you access to study guides, test scores, test tips, testing center locations, test day schedules, and more. If you don’t have access to the internet, call (877) 392-6433.

Candidates must be 18 years of age and hold a valid Texas photo ID such as a driver’s license, which is required before testing. Other acceptable IDs include a military ID, a passport, or any other government issued ID (Texas residency must be proven). Candidates younger than 18 years of age will require special approval from the State of Texas before they can schedule any tests. Details for the process are included on the website www.ged.com.

For help in preparing for the GED tests, visit the Adult Education and Literacy page.

V Manual Dexterity

Manual Dexterity
Students applying for admission to the Surgical Technology program are required to take the Manual Dexterity test. The test is only offered during the Spring semester. There is no test fee. An appointment is required to take the test. Contact Debbie Sartain at (325) 481-8371 ext. 3435.

V TEAS AH

TEAS AH
(Test of Essential Academic Skills for Radiology and Respiratory Care)

Students applying for admission to the Radiologic Technology program or the Respiratory Care program are required to take the TEAS AH test. Students must register for the test online at www.atitesting.com.  NOTE: A 30-day interval is required for retaking the TEAS AH test. The TEAS AH test can only be taken 3 times per academic year.

V TEAS V

TEAS V
(Test of Essential Academic Skills for VN and RN)

Students applying for admission to the Vocational Nursing program or the RN program are required to take the TEAS V test. Students must register online at www.atitesting.com.  NOTE: A 60-day interval is required for retaking the TEAS V test. The TEAS V test can only be taken 3 times per academic year.

V TSI

TSI
(Texas Success Initiative) 

The TSI Assessment is designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Based on your test results, you may either be enrolled in college-level courses within your degree plan or be placed in the appropriate developmental courses to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

Who to Contact

Testing Coordinator 

San Angelo Campus / Testing Center
Room SS-136
(325) 481-8300 ext. 3405
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Testing Schedule / Important Dates

San Angelo Testing Schedule (PDF)

Hours Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Closed Weekends
Howard College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran's status or any other protected class in its programs, activities, admission, or employment practices.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720, 432-264-5100.  For further information on the policy of non-discrimination, visit this link for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area.