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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Testing Center

Testing Center

The Lamar State College - Port Arthur Testing Center is located in the Student Success Center building. The Director of Testing is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA), and the Testing Center subscribes to the professional standards and guidelines of that organization.

The Testing Center:

  • coordinates, administers, and plans academic tests that are requested by the college and education community;

  • provides services related to national tests, state assessments, and locally developed exams;

  • offers Lamar State College - Port Arthur students and other registered examinees a friendly and comfortable environment for testing.

Special Needs Accommodations

Special Needs Accommodations are available upon authorized request.

Approved Test for TSI Purposes

Important Update: Students may now retest as often as they would like. The Center administers an approved test for TSI purposes. It is a comprehensive computerized adaptive testing system that helps place students into appropriate courses.

Placement and diagnostic exams are offered in mathematics, reading and writing. LSCPA offers unlimited testing, with their approved test for TSI purposes, for the purpose of advancing to the next level of developmental coursework or placing out of developmental courses entirely.

The test is offered on a daily basis between the hours of 8:00am and 1:00pm, at a cost of $25 for orignal tests, and students may retest at a cost of $10 as often as they would like.

Students must see an admissions advisor to obtain a referral form for testing. Upon completion of the exam, students will be given a copy of the scores.

Please return to the Advising Office to determine if your developmental requirement has changed. Passing scores do NOT release a student from their current course obligations and do not award the student a passing grade for the course.

Hours of Operation

Hours of


Last Test
Must Start By


Monday thru Thursday (Fall & Spring)

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

8:00 AM

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

Monday thru Thursday (Summer)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:00 AM

3:30 PM

4:30 PM


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:00 AM

3:30 PM

4:30 PM





Contact Us

For additional information or inquiries please contact Alice Nelson at (409) 984-6244 or via email

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