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On September 1, 2003, the 78th Texas State Legislature replaced the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). In order to enhance student success, this state-mandated program evaluates college readiness in math, reading, and writing.
All students (unless exempt) entering UHD as undergraduates for the first time are required to take one of the following tests: ACCUPLACER, ASSET, COMPASS, or THEA (previously TASP). Students who score below the minimum standard must enroll in the appropriate developmental courses. Additionally, they must meet with an advisor to develop an individualized success plan. Depending on the scores, the student may be required to retest and to enroll in a tutorial.
ATTENTION! First-Time-in-College Students will be required to test prior to Orientation. Transfer students must contact an Academic Advisor in 370-South or visit the Academic Counseling Center in University College (655-South) to determine exemptions or the need for testing. Students enrolling at off-site locations may consult with the designated UHD advisor at the site.
NOTE: Students who plan to major in Urban Education must take THEA.
If you believe you meet one of the exemptions, show your transcript to an Academic Advisor in 370-South or to Gary Greer in University College (S-655), 713-221-8101
Initial Score Requirements
|THEA||230R, 230M, 220W||201R, 206M, 205W|
|ASSET||41R, 38M, 40W||35R, 30M, 35W|
|COMPASS||81R, 39M, 59W||64R, 23M, 44W|
|ACCUPLACER||78R, 63M, 80W||61R, 42M, 62W|
|*Essay score of 5 acceptable if student meets objective writing test standard.|
Students who score below the minimum standard must complete the following actions:
Students who score below the deviation standard must complete the following actions:
If you have questions or need additional information regarding the Texas Success Initiative, contact the TSI Information Line at 713-221-8101. Also, you may view the original document at TSI Requirements/F.A.Q.s.
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Last updated or reviewed on 3/24/14