The Academic Center is a testing site for the ASSET paper-based placement test. The ASSET test is one of the tests that can satisfy TSI requirements (link to TSI requirements) The Center holds ASSET administrations to only Victoria College and UHV students at specific intervals throughout each semester and during semester breaks. The dates for the Fall 2012 semester are as follows:




Check-in Time


Sept. 18

UC 205

8:30 am


Oct. 17

UC 205

8:30 am


Nov. 13

UC 205

8:30 am

Students who wish to take the ASSET test should complete the following steps:


  1. Call the Academic Center at 361.570.4288 to sign up for the test. You can also send your registration request by writing to
  2. Pay the $30 non-refundable testing fee (check, cash, or money order), which should be made payable to UHV. Students are encouraged to pay the fee in person, so they can receive instructions for the test. Examinees will not be allowed to test unless the testing fee has been paid.
  3. Arrive to the assigned room on time on the day of the exam. Examinees who arrive late may not be allowed to test.
  4. Bring valid, government-issued photo identification (e.g., current driver’s license, military ID, passport, state-issued ID card) on the day of the exam. Examinees who do not present a valid photo ID will not be allowed to test.

Things to Know Before Taking the ASSET

Examinees should report to the test site at or before 8:30 A.M. on the day of the test.

Examinees must wait 30 days between each attempt to take the ASSET.

Test results for the reading, elementary algebra, and writing skills will be available to students approximately 24 hours after the test.   Results for the writing essay portion of the test will be returned in approximately two weeks.  Students may receive their scores via mail or by showing their ID to Testing Coordinator Ernest Amador.  Results are also forwarded to the UHV Office of Admissions.

The ASSET is composed of four sections: reading, elementary algebra, writing skills, and writing essay.  Examinees will have 25 minutes to complete each section.

Students who are taking the math portion are allowed to bring a non-programmable calculator, with square root and percent keys. Unacceptable calculators may include, but are not limited to, calculator watches, scientific or graphing calculators, and cell phone calculators.

Cell phones (and other electronic communication devices) are not permitted in the testing room. Examinees should leave cell phones at home or in a vehicle. An examinee who uses a cell phone or has a cell phone that rings during the test session will be dismissed and the scores may be voided.

For further information about the ASSET test, please contact

Academic Center Testing Services
(361) 570-4288
Email Testing Services