Students may qualify for an exemption from Texas Success Initiative Assessment and therefore be ready for college-level courses.
Exemptions from TSI testing include:
- Associate (AA or AS) or a baccalaureate (BA or BS) degree from a
Texas public institution of higher education
- Active duty military, Texas National Guard, or reserves or were honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty in the military, the Texas National Guard, or the reserves after August 1, 1990.
|ACT||Composite score of 23 or higher with a score of at least 19 on the English section||Composite score of 23 or higher with a score of at least 19 on the math section|
|SAT administered prior to March 2016||Combined score of 1070 or higher with a minimum of 500 on the verbal section||Combined score of 1070 or higher with a minimum of 500 on the math section|
|SAT administered March 2016 and later||Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 480 or higher||530 or higher|
TAKS (Eleventh grade exit-level
|2200 or higher on the English Language Arts with a writing score of at least 3||2200 or higher|
STAAR end-of-course (EOC)
|2000 or higher on Level 2 of the English III EOC||4000 or higher on Level 2 of the Algebra II EOC|
For more information about the TSI waiver visit the
THEBC Texas Success Initiative and Developmental Education website.