University College

University College

Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA IBT)


The THEA exam may not be used for Teacher Education Program entrance or as an accepted TSI exam.  However, some other programs or institutions may be using it for other purposes, and as such UTA Testing Services is still offering the exam.  

The THEA is a four-hour,computer administered exam.  Registration is available online up until 24 hours prior to the test date. Capacity is limited for each test date.  Testing sessions are available Monday through Saturday.  When you go through the registration process (see step one below) you can pick from the available time slots. 

THEA Test Registration - two step process

1.  Examinees register at

Fees: $40 non-refundable administration fee payable to UTA; and $29 testing fee to THEA (see below). 

2.  THEA requires that you go to their web site and pay their $29 testing fee prior to the day of the test.  After you sign up for a test date, go to to purchase your THEA test and any study materials.  The THEA fee is non-refundable. The registration platform will allow you to purchase a THEA exam 24/7, manage your personal information any time prior to taking the exam, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution, and purchase study materials. Once you register on THEA, make sure to note your email address and password for the THEA account you create as you will need it when you arrive at the test center on test day.  You cannot take your THEA test without knowing the email address and password used when purchasing your test from THEA!

No Standbys - you must be registered to take the test.
Check-In Requirements

You should report to the published location (on your admission ticket), at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the test. If you do not arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the test, you may forfeit your registration.

Test Procedures

You must have two (2) forms of id to be admitted to the exam.  One form of id must be a current, valid photo identification.  Examples of acceptable photo id are:  Passport, Driver's License, Student ID Card, Employee ID Card, Military ID.

You will not be admitted to the test without the two forms of proper identification. 

Score Information

Final scores are posted approximately two (2) business days after you take the THEA IBT Test. To see if your University has received your scores, contact your Admissions office or the test company at 866-565-4879.  If you are a UTAstudent, you can contact our office at

Test Information and Preparation

Visit Evaluation System Group of Pearson at the for test description and practice tests.


Must change/modify at least 24 hours in advance.

Sign in to Timetrade with your user name & password that you previously created.

"View Test Appointment"

Click on Modify Test Appointment

In the pull-down, labeled "Location", change it to "Any Location"

Click on Next (located on the bottom right of screen)

Pick new date & time

Click Next

Verify information

Click Make Test Appointment (located on the bottom right of screen)

As long as you modify your appointment your payment will be current.  If you CANCEL your appointment your will need to repay the fee.

Directions and Parking

Directions can be found at here. A parking permit is always required to park on campus. If you have a student permit, you can park in any student lot. If you do not have a student parking permit, there is parking available in the Maverick Parking Garage on West Street. You can also purchase a day parking pass from parking services that will allow you to park in a student lot. You are responsible for all parking fees. Please be aware, parking on campus without a permit may result in you receiving a parking citation. The parking rules and regulations are in effect at all times; even on Saturdays.