TSI Exemptions and Waivers

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Exemptions and Waivers

Here is where you'll find out if your exempt from taking the TSI exam and what the waiver requirements are for dual credit students.

TSI Exemptions

You may be exempt from the TSI Exam requirement if you have recently taken an approved college assessment test such as the ACT, SAT, or STAAR. Check out the links below to see if you're exempt. We also recommend speaking with a counselor to discuss your requirements.

You'll need to submit all applicable official transcripts to obtain exemptions. You can learn more about submitting your transcripts on the admissions office website.

Dual Credit Waivers

High school students can be waived from taking the TSI Assessment by submitting approved placement scores. A high school student may be exempt or waived from taking the TSI Assessment by meeting one of the following requirements:

AssessmentRequired Scores

ACT PLAN^

23 - Composite Score with a minimum of:

19 - English Score 
AND / OR 
19 - Math Score

ASPIRE

435 - English / 431 - Math

PSAT/NMSQT*
(SCORES VALID PRIOR TO OCTOBER 2015)~

107 - Combined score (Critical Reading & Math) with a minimum of:

50 - Critical Reading Score
AND / OR
50 - Math Score

PSAT/NMSQT*
(SCORES VALID AFTER OCTOBER 2015)~

460 - EBRW / 510 - Math

STARR/EOC*

ALG I^
ENGL II

Level 2, Score of 4000+

* Dual Credit Waivers expire after High School Graduation.
^ High School DC Waivers must also have a passing grade in Algebra II.
~ Mixing or combining scores is NOT allowed.

Assessment Center Hours

Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Contact Us

Corrina Bickham
Senior Administrative Office Assistant
Assessment Center
979-230-3647

Arnold Ramirez
Director of Counseling and Testing
979-230-3235

Counseling & Testing
979-230-3540