TSI Assessment On Campus

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All students who plan to enroll at South Texas College (STC), including students in high school enrolling in a college-level course, MUST take the TSI Assessment Exam before enrolling in any college-level credit coursework.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

TSI 2.0 Questions

The following may exempt you from the TSI:

ACT: Composite score of 23 or higher and a 19 on the English and/or Math sections. Valid for 5 years after testing.

SAT: SAT administered prior to March 5, 2016: a combined critical reading (formerly "verbal") and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a combined critical reading (formerly "verbal") and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.

SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.

TAKS: Minimum of 2200 on both English and/or math section with at least a 3 on the writing component on the 11th grade (exit level) exam. Valid for 5 years after testing.

STAAR: Minimum of 4000 on English III Level II and 4000 on Algebra II Level II. Valid for 5 years after testing.

Military: Veterans and active duty personnel serving for at least 3 years preceding enrollment.

Transfer: Transfer from a private or independent institution or an accredited out-of-state institution and has satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as determined by the admissions office.

Certificate: Are enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less (Level-One certificates, 42 or fewer semester credit hours or equivalent).

College Preparatory Courses are valid for 1 year from date of graduation with grade of "C" or higher in English Language Arts (CP110100) and Mathematics (CP111200).

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