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Testing and Assessment

Blinn College Testing Centers will be closed Friday, April 18, for Good Friday.  We will resume regular hours from Monday, April 21, 2014.  Please visit our testing website and select a Blinn campus for dates and times, http://www.blinn.edu/counseling/tsia.html

Beginning August 26, 2013, The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is requiring all Texas public colleges and universities to begin administering the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. Any new student that has not completed college course work prior to 8/26/13 or met a state approved exemption will be subject to the new TSI Assessment requirements. Until this date, we will continue to accept the current TSI approved tests (Compass, Accuplacer, THEA, and ASSET).


Testing Services provide Students with the opportunity to:

  • Achieve a high school equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Meet admissions requirements of four-year colleges and universities (SAT/ACT)
  • Meet placement and registration requirements of two-year public colleges (TSI Assessment)
  • Meet placement and registration requirements for other institutions NOT in Texas (ACCUPLACER/ACT COMPASS)
  • Meet admission requirements for Allied-Health programs (HOBET, TEAS)

Refer to the list below to determine testing services at individual Blinn College Campuses:

Testing Availability & Campus Locations

*Please click on the test name below for details on that test

Test Brenham Bryan Schulenburg Sealy
TSI Assessment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accuplacer Yes Yes X X
ACT Compass X Yes X X
ACT Yes X X X
SAT Yes Yes X X
SAT LANGUAGE W/ LISTENING EXAMS Yes Yes X X
SAT SUBJECT EXAMS Yes Yes X X
GED Yes X X X
HOBET X Yes X X
TEAS Yes Yes Yes X
  Yes = Offered X = Not Available
*To take the Pre Assessment Activity, please click here: Click here

Math Placement Exam (MPE): 
The Math Placement Exam will only be required for those students who wish to enroll in MATH 2412 (Precalculus) or MATH 2413 (Calculus I). 

All other students will use the TSIA exam or the prerequisites for a particular math class. 

Testing Resources:
All students are encouraged to prepare academically before attempting to take any assessment.  While Blinn College does not endorse any one particular study agency the following websites have proven to be valuable preparation tools:

FREE STUDY GUIDES:    

www.studytips.org
www.testpreview.com
www.studyguidezone.com
TSI Pre Assessment Activity Sample Questions
www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests