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TSI Exemptions

TSI SCORE EXEMPTIONS:

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) students who meet qualifying standards on the SAT, ACT, TAKS or STAAR test may be eligible for an exemption.

 

Test

Exemption Requirements

Expiration

SAT

Administered prior to March 2016

A combined critical reading and math score of 1070 with:

  • A minimum of 500 on the math section for an exemption in math and/or 

  • A minimum of 500 on the critical reading section for an exemption in reading and writing

Valid for 5 years

New SAT


Effective
08/10/16

 Administered after March 5, 2016

  • A minimum of 530 on the math section for an exemption in math
  • A minimum of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section for an exemption in reading and writing


No combined score. Mixing SAT scores administered prior to March 2016 and SAT scores administered after March 5, 2016 is not allowable.

 Valid for 5 years

ACT

A composite score of 23 with:

  • At least 19 on the math section for an exemption in math and/or 

  • At least 19 on English for an exemption in reading and writing

Valid for 5 years

TAKS

  • A minimum score of 2200 on the math section for an exemption in math and/or

  • 2200 on the English Language Arts section–with a writing sub-score of 3–for an exemption in reading and writing.

Valid for 5 years

STAAR

End-of-Course Assessment:

  • Algebra II–Level 2

  • English III, Reading–Level 2

Valid for 5 years

TASP

TASP Exempt or TASP passed prior to the Fall 2003 semester

N/A



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