With the implementation of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), the testing formerly known as TASP has been renamed to Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA). The content and grading standards of the test have not changed.
THEA is one of many assessments which may be used for initial testing of first-time-in-college students. Testing is mandatory and must be completed prior to enrollment in any course unless you have been “waived” or exempted from initial testing requirements. Please refer to the THEA schedule for testing availability.
If you have questions about the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) and how it applies to you, contact the Counseling Center.
THEA Test Schedule
|Jan. 22||Tuesday||8 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|Feb. 12||Tuesday||2 p.m.–7:30 p.m.|
|March 25||Monday||8 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|April 16||Tuesday||2 p.m.–7:30 p.m.|
|May 28||Tuesday||2 p.m.–7:30 p.m.|
|June 17||Monday||8 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|July 1||Monday||8 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|July 16||Tuesday||2 p.m.–7:30 p.m.|
|Aug. 12||Monday||8 a.m.–2 p.m.|
Process for taking THEA Test
Prior to test date:
Contact the Counseling Center to schedule a THEA Test by calling 281.425.6384 or visiting the Counseling Office.
Day of test:
- Bring valid photo ID to test site 15-30 minutes before test time
- Bring a basic four-function calculator if taking the math section
- DO NOT BRING: cell phones, pagers or other electronic devices
- Examinees are required to pay fee of $29 payable to Pearson Evaluation Systems the day of testing. Pearson will accept either personal checks, money orders, or credit cards. NO CASH IS ACCEPTED.
Standby testing is allowed based on availability. If on standby, come at least 30 minutes prior to test time with valid photo ID and fee. Once the test begins, you will have five hours to complete the test. If you wish to retest, you must wait 30 days.