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THEA Quick Test

Effective August 26, 2013

THEA no longer satisfies Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college readiness standards.

Testing Times and Fees

NOTE: The Quick THEA is a paper-and-pencil test. For the internet version, see THEA-IBT.

The Quick THEA (QT) is available Monday – Friday from 9:00 to 11:30 am. Quick THEA is administered at the Testing, Research-Support and Evaluation Center (TREC) located in Commons Hall, Ground Floor and is open to all students. A standard administration allows five hours to complete the exam. Please note that availability of the QT ends December 31, 2014 or when TREC uses all of its remaining THEA QT exams, whichever comes first.

A photo ID is required at the time of registration and payment of fees.  A nonrefundable Texas State University administration fee of $50 must be paid at the time of registration. A separate QT fee of $29 is paid in the testing room.

The Texas State University administration fee payment may be made by credit card, money order (payable to Texas State University), or exact cash. This fee is collected upon test registration.

The QT fee payment may be made only by check or money order (payable to Evaluation Systems), VISA or Mastercard.  (NO other credit cards and NO CASH).

Students with Disabilities

If you are a Texas State University student with a disability and require testing accommodations for the QT, disability documentation must be provided to the Office of Disability Services a minimum of two weeks prior to the selected test date. 

Examinees approved for 50% extended time (7.5 hours total testing time) must arrive and register for the test before 9:00 am, in order to begin the test at 9:00 am. Examinees approved for 100% added time (10 hours total) must arrange testing over two consecutive days. These arrangements must be made at least three days prior to the exam date.

Non-Texas State University students needing any disability accommodations should take the THEA-iBT.

ID Requirements

All examinees must present photo identification (driver’s license, military ID, student ID, passport or other government agency or employer issued ID) on the morning of the test.  Theme park ID’s, club membership ID’s, social security cards, birth certificates, temporary driver’s license without photo, credit cards with or without photo, and “flea-market” ID’s will not be accepted as identification.

Calculator Policy

Examinees may use a four-function, non-programmable calculator (with square root and percent keys).  Examinees must bring their own calculators to the test administration.  The following types of calculators are not permitted (For illustration only, not an  exclusive list):

Calculator watches, Electronic writing pads or pen-input devices, Scientific or graphing calculators, Calculators with paper tape, Pocket organizers, Calculators that make noise or “talk,” Handheld, laptop, or notebook computers, Calculators with electrical cords, Calculators with an alpha-numeric keyboard, Business or financial planning calculators

If you have previously taken the THEA Quick Test, be aware that the THEA Quick Test policies prohibit the retaking of the QT within 30 days of your last QT test date.