Who must take THEA?
All students, unless TSI exempt, must take THEA or the alternative test (Accuplacer) prior to enrollment.
Who is TSI exempt?
TSI exemptions are listed in the college catalog. Official documentation is required prior to designation of a TSI exempt status.
Why must THEA be taken?
The state of Texas requires the THEA or the alternative test (Accuplacer) for all students in public funded institutions of higher education in Texas prior to enrollment, unless the student is TSI exempt.
How much does THEA cost?
The THEA test has a fee of $29.00. However, failure to meet the registration deadline for the state administered THEA will result in an assessment of a late fee. Check the THEA Bulletin for a deadline schedule and late registration fees.
How much does The Alternative (Accuplacer) Test cost?
The cost for the Accuplacer is included in tuition. There is a $10.00 charge per section for any re-test.
If I am TSI exempt, why must I take a placement test?
Students must meet all course prerequisites which can include scores on the placement test. Course prerequisites are listed in the catalog.
How much will the placement test cost?
The cost for the placement test is included in tuition. There is a $10.00 charge per section for any re-test.
How much does it cost to go to school?
Cost is determined by residency status and the number of hours for which a student enrolls. A fee schedule is listed in the class schedule.
Is there a payment plan?
Students should check the class schedule and/or Business Office for payment information.
Where do I get assistance with my course selection?
In the Advisement Center (C 120), Academic Advisors assist with THEA and placement score interpretations, course selection degree plan options, degree plan interpretations, transfer guides, referrals for career testing, referrals to the learning assistance center, TSI issues, and academic issues.