TSI Exemptions

TSI Exemptions

 TSI Exemptions

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TSI Exemptions

  • A student is exempt on the basis of new SAT scores (less than 5 years old) with a minimum qualifying score of 480 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and 530 Math. This exemption is for SAT administrations after March 1, 2016.  (College Code 1951)
  • A student is exempt on the basis of old SAT I scores (less than 5 years old) with a minimum qualifying combined score of 1070, utilizing Reading and Math only, with at least 500 Reading and at least 500 Math.  This exemption is for SAT administrations prior to March 1, 2016.  (College Code 1951)
  • A student is exempt on the basis of the ACT (less than 5 years old) with a minimum qualifying score of 23 composite, with at least 19 English and at least 19 Math. (College Code 4046)
  • A student is exempt on the basis of high school exit level TAKS (less than 5 years old) with a minimum qualifying score of 2200 Math and 2200 English Language Arts with Writing sub-score of 3.
  • A student is exempt on the basis of high school end of course STAAR (less than 5 years old) with a minimum qualifying score of level 2 English III (score of 4000) and level 2 Algebra II (score of 4000).
  • TSI exemption given by another Texas public institution. An official transcript must be on file to document exemption.
  • A student has an associate degree or higher from an United States regionally accredited institution.
  • Transfer student from a U.S. private or out-of-state regionally accredited institution with three or more credit level hours (C or better).
  • A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.  Must provide a copy of DD214 to document exemption.
  • A student who is enrolled in a workforce certificate program of one year or less (42 or fewer semester credit hours or the equivalent)
  • A non-degree-seeking student
 Partial Exemptions

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Partial Exemptions

 

  • A student with an ACT Composite Score of 23 (or higher) is exempt from TSI Math with an ACT Math score of 19 (or higher) even though the ACT English may be less than 19. A student with an ACT Composite Score of 23 (or higher) is exempt from TSI Reading and TSI Writing with an ACT English score of 19 or higher, even though the Math may be less than 19.  Scores must be less than 5 years old. (College Code 4046)
  • A student with a new SAT qualifying score of 480 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing is exempt from TSI Reading and TSI Writing.  A student with a SAT Math score of 530 or above is exempt from TSI Math.  This exemption is for SAT administration after March 1, 2016.  (College Code 1951)
  • A student with an old SAT I combined Reading and Math score of 1070 (or higher) is exempt from TSI Math with a SAT Math score of 500 (or higher) even though the SAT Reading may be less than 500.  A student with a combined Reading and Math score of 1070 (or higher) is exempt from TSI Reading and TSI Writing with a SAT Reading score of 500 (or higher) even though the SAT Math may be less than 500.  Scores must be less than 5 years old.  This exemption is for SAT administration prior to March 2016.  (College Code 1951)
  • A student with a TAKS Math score of 2200 (or higher) is exempt from TSI Math.  A student with a TAKS English Language Arts score of 2200 with a TAKS Writing sample of 3 is exempt from TSI Reading and TSI Writing. The TAKS English Language Arts component is "all or nothing."  In other words, a student with a TAKS English Language Arts score of 2200 with a TAKS Writing sample of 2 is NOT exempt from either TSI Reading nor TSI Writing.  Scores must be less than 5 years old.
  • A student with a STAAR Algebra II level 2 (score of 4000) is exempt from TSI Math.  A student with a STAAR English III score of level 2 (score of 4000) is exempt from TSI Writing and Reading.  Scores must be less than 5 years old.
         
     All test scores must be documented on an official document (transcript). Faxes, student score reports, or Xerox copies are not considered official.