The Lone Star College Student Success Initiative requires that each student be properly placed into courses according to the student's needs. If a student does not have a prerequisite course, a test score is necessary for course placement. Since the score on the assessment test will determine the student's sequence of courses, it is highly recommended to do some test preparation so that the score and consequent placement will be in the student's best interest.
How well a student performs on their standardized tests determines how their college path begins.
All students requiring the TSI Asssessment must complete a Pre-Assessment Activity. This is designed to help students do their best on their placement tests.
The Pre-Assessment Activity can be done in-person through a test-preparation session, or online through the myLoneStar Student Portal. Once completed, students will be able to schedule their TSI Assessment.
Standardized tests can be intimidating and stressful, but they don't have to be. Students can better prepare themselves by taking Test Prep classes before they sit for their exams. Test Prep is for students who want help or to review before taking the ACT, SAT, or GED tests.
Through Lone Star College Test Preparation (Test Prep) classes, students can review subjects relevant to the test they are taking such as reading, writing, and math.
Test Preparation Workshops and Review Sessions
Students preparing to take placement tests can attend any test preparation workshop at any Lone Star College campus. Each workshop is approximately three hours long and provides the student with an overview of placement tests, sample questions and problems and a study plan as a guide to tackle the test.
Placement Test Review Sessions
LSC-Kingwood Learning Center
Performing Arts Center, Room 200
Register for a Session Online
For more information about Test Prep call 936.273.7373 or visit the Courtesey Counter in Building C, Room 203
Office of Academic Success Initiatives for Students (OASIS)
Academic Building, 200
Lone Star College–University Park
Building 13, Room 240
Learning Express Library
The Lone Star College partnership with Learning Express allows all Lone Star College students to access test preparation in many areas. New users of the Learning Express Library will need to set up an account using their Lone Star College e-mail.
- Find more information about setting up an account
- Learning Express Library Home Page
- College Placement Exam Preparation
- Learning Express Library Help
Additional Test Preparation Websites
- ETS (Educational Testing Service): a nonprofit educational testing organization providing test dates and practice question for a variety of tests
- Test Prep Review: Practice for over 50 different tests
- 4Tests: Free online practice exams
- Peterson's College Bound Test Prep: Practice tests for several standardized entrance exams
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|TSI Assessment Information Brochure|
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|TSI-Frequently Asked Questions|
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Online Tests and Review
- Accuplacer online study apps
- Overview of Accuplacer requirements
- Tips for taking the Accuplacer
- Accuplacer Sample Questions
- Test Prep Review
Test Taking Strategies