Are all students required to take the test before enrolling in classes?
Unless exempt, students entering a Texas public college or university must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and then take the state-approved TSI Assessment test and receive passing scores in order to enroll in credit bearing courses. Students who pass the state-approved TSI Assessment test have completed the TSI requirements.
Is there a cost to take the TSI Assessment test?
Yes, there is a non-refundable fee(s) associated with the TSI Assessment test. The fees vary depending on which area(s) you will need to test in.
$5.00 will be assessed upon your 2nd re-schedule request.
What happens if I do not pass the test?
Students who do not make the minimum required score for each of the three academic areas (reading, writing, and math) will be enrolled in a program of developmental education for the specific area(s) needing remediation.
How do I know if I am exempt?
Click here for a list of possible exemptions.
Can I Retake the Test?
What test do I need to take if I am not exempt and where do I take it?
The TSI Assessment test is the only state approved test for non-exempt students. Prior to taking the test all students must complete the mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). The PAA consists of reading information about the TSI Assessment test and then completing a TSI Assessment practice test. Only Texas public universities and colleges offer the TSI Assessment test.
If I don’t pass one of the state tests, will I not be able to come to A&M-Texarkana?
Not meeting one or more of the requirements of the TSI Assessment test will not keep you from attending A&M University-Texarkana. The tests are for placement purposes only. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for one or more sections, you will be enrolled in an appropriate developmental course.