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. 

Policies and Procedures

Please review the general Policies and Procedures page for more information.

THEA Test Registration - two step process

1.  UTA students register at UTA student scheduling site. You must have your 10-digit UTA ID number to register. Non-UTA students register at NON-UTA student scheduling site.

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 http://www.thea.nesinc.com 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.

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 UTA student you can contact our office at testing@uta.edu.

Test Information and Preparation

Visit Evaluation System Group of Pearson at the www.thea.nesinc.com/practice.htm for test description and practice tests.

  • Division of Student Success

    Testing Services

  • Contact Us

    Location: University Hall - Basement 004 

    Email: testing@uta.edu

    Phone: 817-272-2362

    Fax: 817-272-7532

  • General Office Hours:













  • Mailing Address:

    The University of Texas at Arlington

    Testing Services

    University Hall

    601 S. Nedderman #004

    Box #19555

    Arlington, TX 76019

Our Mission:

The mission of the University of Texas at Arlington Testing Services is to provide departmental, institutional, and national testing opportunities to students and non-students in an atmosphere which enables examinees to perform to the best of their abilities. We are certified members of the National College Testing Association (NCTA), and subscribe to the NCTA’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.  We are fully committed to the preservation of academic integrity in the administration of all tests and to the support of academic success for all examinees.



The purpose of this form is to resolve a problem that remains unresolved after contacting the office you visited for assistance and/or to notify us of any inappropriate treatment received during an interaction with an office. Therefore, in most instances you should have contacted the office you visited prior to completing this form.

Student Feedback Form