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Testing Services at Frank Phillips College

Frank Phillips College is a national testing site for the ACT.  Access the ACT website at to:

  • View available testing dates
  • Register to test
  • Pay the testing fee

Plan well in advance to avoid paying a late registration fee.  On testing day, be sure to bring your photo ID and your ACT admission ticket.

TSI (Texas State Initiative) Assessment

Students are required to take TSI placement tests in math, reading, and writing before registering for classes.* The results of these placement tests will be used by college advisors when creating class schedules for students.

Before Testing: Prior to taking TSI assessments, students must complete the pre-assessment activity (PAA).  To access the PAA, go to and choose Frank Phillips College from the dropdown menu.  This pre-assessment activity should be completed at home prior to testing.

Testing Schedules: TSI group testing is offered in January, April, July, and August (see calendars below).  No appointment is necessary on group testing days.  To schedule a testing session outside of the group testing schedule, call Student Central at Extension 844, 742, or 787.

Cost: The cost is $10 per subject, so the total cost for all three sections is $30.  Testing fees may be paid with cash, debit card, or credit card.  Retests are the same price.

Testing Day:

  • Bring a non-expired photo ID
  • No cell phones are allowed
  • Tests are not timed, but allow approximately two hours per subject

*Certain exemption criteria for TSI placement testing is available in the FPC catalog found here: 2019 College Catalog

TSI Testing Schedule

No TSI tests may start less than two (2) hours before closing. Pre-assessment required before testing:
**Failure to complete the pre-assessment will delay testing**

Group Testing Schedule: 

Date Time Location
April 24, 2019 9:00-5:00 Student Central (upstairs library)
April 26, 2019 9:00-5:00 CLC 18
July 29 - August 1, 2019 9:00-4:00 CLC 18
August 5-8, 2019 9:00-3:00 CLC 18
August 12-15, 2019 9:00-3:00 CLC 18
August 19-23, 2019 9:00-3:00 CLC 18
August 26-29, 2019 9:00-3:00 Student Central (library building)

Individual testing appointments may be scheduled on days that group testing is not offered. To schedule an individual testing appointment, contact:
Rene Schwalk
Student Resource Center Coordinator
806-457-4200 ext. 649

Students with documented disabilities may contact the Director of Testing for possible testing accommodations:
Dr. Deborah Johnson
CLC 22 | 806-457-4200 ext. 777 | 


Frank Phillips College offers free GED® preparation classes and is also a GED® testing site.  If you are interested in GED®, go to and create a free account.  On the GED® website, you will be able to:

  • Get GED® practice materials
  • Take a practice test
  • Access information about the test
  • Provide required documentation for 16- or 17-year-old testers
  • View available testing days at Frank Phillips College
  • Register and pay for your chosen testing session

Additional information can be found on our GED® Classes and Testing page.