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The Howard College Test Centers provide a variety of testing services to students, faculty and the community.  Services will vary by campus but generally include assessment testing, proctoring services, and national test administrations. 

For additional information about testing services available, please contact your testing center.

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Big Spring

Test Center Hours
Fall / Spring - Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Summer - Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tests and Services Offered:
The following test listed are offered by appointment:  ACT, CLEP, GED, SAT, 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 an item below.

Select a Test

V ACT

ACT
Pre-registration is required.  To register for the test or for test prep information visit the ACT website at www.actstudent.org.   For testing dates, click the following link:

V CLEP

CLEP
CLEP tests are offered throughout the year by appointment. Pre-registration is required. Registration and study materials for the CLEP tests are available only through the CLEP website.  To register for a test, visit the website at http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam

V GED

GED
The GED Tests are administered online through approved GED Test Centers and are offered throughout the year.  Pre-registration is required.

To register for the GED Test or for information about available test dates, test center locations, or to purchase practice GED materials, visit the GED website at www.ged.com.

Effective January 1, 2014:  GED Test fees $135.00 (for all test subjects), or $33.75 (each individual test subject).

GED Records Request:
Texas GED Certificate holders requesting duplicate score reports who tested prior to January 1, 2014 can download a verification letter or an Official GED Test Results form for a mandatory fee of $5.00 by visiting the TEA/GED Unit website at www.texged.com.

Persons not tested in Texas or who tested at other locations (such as: the military, FCI prisons (FBOP), etc.) may visit the GED Testing Service website at www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/gedrequest-a-transcript.

V SAT

SAT
Pre-registration is required.  To register for the test and for test prep information, visit the SAT website at www.sat.collegeboard.org/register External Link.  Test dates:

V TEAS V (Version 5)

TEAS V (Version 5)
Pre-registration is required.  To register for the test or for test prep information, visit the ATI website at www.atitesting.com External Link.   Test dates:  

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. 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 full name.)

The TSI tests are offered throughout the year. Appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment, contact the testing center at (432) 264-5637. See links below for TSI information:

TSI Pre-Assessment Activity:
TSI Pre-Assessment Video  TSI Pre-Assessment Quiz
TSI Study Guides & Other Information:
TSI Informative Brochure TSI Interpreting Your Score
TSI Sample Questions  TSI Launch Flyer
TSI Test Content  TSI WritePlacer Sample Essays 

Who to Contact

Elizabeth Palomino,
Coordinator of Testing

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Big Spring Campus / Testing Center
(432) 264-5637

Amber Buske, 
Director of STEPS Lab & Testing

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Big Spring Campus / STEPS Lab
(432) 264-5606
(432) 264-5618 (Steps Lab)

 Testing Schedule / Important Dates

Testing Schedule (PDF)

Please contact the testing center for
additional testing information.

San Angelo

Testing Coordinator Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday:  8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

GED Offices & Testing Center
Tuesday-Thursday:  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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 Basic Education page.

V HOBET

HOBET
(Health Occupation Basic Entrance Test)

Students applying for admission to the Radiologic Technology program or the Respiratory Care program are required to take the HOBET test. Students must register for the test online at www.atialliedhealth.com. For instructions for the online registration, click here. There is a $60.00 test fee. NOTE: A 30-day interval is required for retaking the HOBET test. The HOBET test can only be taken 3 times per academic year.

To learn more about the HOBET test, visit www.atialliedhealth.com

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 the Testing Coordinator, Ginger Collins, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 325-481-8300 ext. 3405 or Room D121.

V TEAS

TEAS
(Test of Essential Academic Skills)

Students applying for admission to the Vocational Nursing program or the RN program are required to take the TEAS test. Students must register online at www.atitesting.com. There is a $65.00 test fee. NOTE: A 60-day interval is required for retaking the TEAS test. The TEAS test can only be taken 3 times per academic year.

To learn more about the TEAS test, visit www.atitesting.com

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.

Registration is required for the TSI. Contact the Testing Coordinator, Ginger Collins, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (325) 481-8300 ext. 3405 or Room D121. There is a test fee of $10 for each section (reading, writing, and math). The test fee will be paid on the test date. There is a limit of 23 persons per test date.

NOTE: On average, allow 4-6 hours to complete the test if taking all three sections.

Who to Contact

Ginger Collins
Testing Coordinator

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San Angelo Campus / Testing Center
Room D121 (WTTC)
(325) 481-8300 ext. 3405

Beth Boyd
Director of Testing

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San Angelo Campus / Testing and Tutoring Center
Room C102 (WTTC)
(325) 481-8300 ext 3244

Twyla Tasker
Chief GED Examiner

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San Angelo Campus / GED Office
Room C102 (WTTC)
St. John's / Testing Room 3002
(325) 481-8316

Larisa Elliott
GED Test Administrator
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San Angelo Campus / GED Office
Room C102 (WTTC)
St. John's / Testing Room 3002
(325) 481-8316

Testing Schedule / Important Dates

San Angelo Testing Schedule (PDF)