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Testers (Please read for important COVID-19 updates)
The Testing Center at LSC-Montgomery is currently offering limited, In-person Testing and several Remote (Virtual) Testing options. Before starting the Remote (Virtual) Testing process, please be sure to review the Skip Testing and Use Your High School Transcript for Placement FAQ first to determine which parts of the test you need (if any).
Have questions about College Readiness Placement based on High School Transcripts? Check out this link for more information.
We have you covered. Here is what you need to know to take your test:
Tests and/or testing instructions may be modified and adapted for students with disabilities. Students who have been approved by a Disability Services counselor for testing accommodations and need to use a private testing room or special software must make an appointment to use the private testing room. We request that students make the appointment at least 3 days in advance. Students who need the private testing room AND a reader/scribe to assist them must call for an appointment more than 3 days in advance. A trained reader/scribe will be scheduled to assist the student. Family or friends may not serve as readers/scribes, only LSC trained individuals are scheduled to perform this service.
Students must obtain a Letter of Accommodation from the Office of Disability Services and submit it to their instructor. The instructor will provide the Testing Center with instructions and testing materials. Students are responsible for contacting the Testing Center for scheduling their appointment and reserving resources.
Extra Time Many students with special needs require extra time for their tests and take their tests in the Testing Center. No appointment is necessary for students who do not need the private testing room. Instructors will make detailed notes on the testing referral form with complete instructions for the proctors for students that use the Testing Center for their accommodations. No advance notice is needed unless the students accommodations allow for a private room and/or a reader/scribe.
Step 2. Pay for your exam. Go to Marketplace to pay for the exam. Select Montgomery, then AVANT test from the options. The cost is $25.
Step 3. Forward your receipt. Forward a copy of your receipt via email to the Testing Center.
Step 4. Testing Center link and instructions. The Testing Center will respond within 2 business days with a link and instructions on how to schedule with the Remote Proctoring company. NOTE: the company will charge a $25 proctor fee which is separate from the exam fee paid to LSC.
In Person - Limited availability
Step 1. Pay for your exam. Go to Marketplace to pay for the exam. Select Montgomery, then AVANT test from the options. The cost is $25.
Step 2. Forward your receipt. Forward a copy of your receipt via email to the Testing Center.
Step 3. In person testing. The Testing Center will respond within 2 business days to book your appointment.
We are currently using ProctorU, an online proctoring service, for the HESI Admissions exam which is required to apply to the Nursing programs with Lone Star College. You must be a Lone Star College student to test through us. Please be prepared to provide your LSC ID Number on the day of your exam with ProctorU. All issues taking the exam with ProctorU must be handled through ProctorU.
To use ProctorU services, you must create an account on their website. A student portal ProctorU - Elsevier/HESI Student Portal (click here) is available to walk you through how to create your account and test with ProctorU. If you run into issues, please contact the ProctorU support line and be sure to reference that you are taking the HESI exam.
NOTE: the institution name on the Proctor U website is "Elsevier-HESI". DO NOT select Lone Star College for the institution name. You will NOT need a school code to register for this exam.
You may watch videos to understand the testing experience for your HESI exams: Specialty Exams
NOTE: Once you have completed the exam please send an email with your Lonestar ID number, Name, HESI as the subject line, and date you completed the exam to MC-PlacementTesting@lonestar.edu
Once we pull your scores, we will enter them into the student database so that you can continue with the next steps of applying to the Nursing programs. Please allow up to 10 business days to input your scores into your Lone Star account.
Login to your myLoneStar account with your Username and Password to complete the PreAssessment Activity (PACC). This must be done before the remote test is set up with your Proctor (TSI Exam only).
Remote, Virtual testing
Step 1. Check the system requirements for your PC/Laptop. Your computer must meet all the requirements set forth by Examity. Click on Technical Success Tips (small box on the right).
Step 2. Complete the Testing Center Voucher request form. You will pay for the Next Gen Math exam and the remote proctor cost. The Lone Star College fee for the exam is $10 for the Next Gen Math. The Examity fee for processing is $25. You will need to upload your payment receipt.
Step 3. Complete the PreAssessment Activity. Login to your myLoneStar account with your Username and Password to complete the PreAssessment Activity (PACC). This must be done before the remote test is set up with your Proctor (TSI Exam only).
The testing company, PSB, has contracted with Pearson VUE to offer this exam virtually, in your home.
Please make sure your computer meets the technical requirements required, which can be found on the PSB website: http://psbtests.com/technical-requirements/. Your computer will need a webcam and microphone for you to test successfully.
PSB Testing runs from July 5th-September 30th, 2021
Application period starts July 5, 2021 and ends October 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Cost is $85 which will be paid directly to PSB and not to Lone Star College.
Calculators are not allowed, and the test is approximately 2 1/2 hours long.
Test can only be taken once a year from the original test date.
For sign up information, please email MC-Placementtesting@lonestar.edu your Name, Lone Star ID Number and email address. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
All students must sign-in and show a picture ID.
No testing will begin one hour prior to closing.
Students are responsible for arriving at the Assessment Center in a timely fashion and allowing themselves enough time, prior to closing, to complete exams.
All pagers, cell phones and smart watches must be turned off and either stored in a backpack or handed in to the front desk while in the Assessment Center.
Students must leave all books and backpacks in their vehicles or designated area of the Assessment Center.
No food, drinks, or gum allowed in the Assessment Center.
Students may use personal calculators on tests when permitted by the instructor. All graphic calculators must be presented to an Assessment Center proctor before and after testing. All current work will be cleared from the memory.
No children will be allowed in the Assessment Center during tests. Please make other arrangements prior to testing.
Students must know the name of their instructor, class, and specific test they wish to take.
Students are responsible for bringing scantrons and any other materials required for testing.
Students may not leave the Assessment Center once a test has begun unless it is an emergency. A proctor must be consulted before leaving.
Students must schedule special testing accommodations such as a separate testing room or specific computer program 48 hours in advance.
Talking is not permitted in the testing rooms.
Students will be closely monitored. If a student is suspected of cheating, the proctor will inform, but not confront, the student during testing. The proctor will document this on an Incident Form and a copy will be given to the instructor.
Students must give completed exams to a proctor. Students are not allowed to leave the Assessment Center with a completed test.