Before you register for this exam, you must speak to your local test center and obtain their contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail) to place in this form. You are responsible for locating a school that is willing to administer this exam for you.
DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EXAM IF YOU WANT TO TAKE IT ON THE PVAMU CAMPUS. To take exams on the PVAMU campus, please click here.
This test is required by the University to all students who have not met the minimum TSI requirements for exemption. The exemption requirements are as follows:
ACT Test scores: a Composite score of 23 AND a minimum of 19 in Verbal and Math
SAT Test scores: a Combined Math/Verbal score of 1070 AND a minimum of 500 in Verbal and Math
Texas High School Students graduating prior to May/June 2014:
TAKS Test scores: a 2200 in ENLA AND a minimum 3 in Writing and a 2200 in Math
(The ENLA and Writing scores must BOTH be met in order to be exempt from BOTH. Math will stand alone)
Texas High School Students graduating after May/June 2014:
STAAR Test scores: An English III: Level II 2000+, and an Algebra II: Level II 4000+
(Reading and Writing are covered under your English class)
You may also fulfill the requirements by taking and passing any of the following exams:
Before August 26, 2013
THEA Test scores: Reading – 230 Math – 230 Writing – 220
COMPASS Test scores: Reading – 81 Algebra – 39 Writing – 6 Essay OR 5 Essay AND 59 Multiple Choice
ACCUPLACER Test scores: Reading - 78 Elem Algebra - 63 Writing – 6 Essay OR 5 Essay AND 80 Multiple Choice
ASSET Test scores: Reading – 41 Elem Algebra – 38 Writing – 6 Essay OR 5 Essay AND 80 Multiple Choice
After August 26, 2013
TSI Assessment scores: Reading – 351 Math 350 Writing 5 Essay OR 4 Essay AND 363 Multiple Choice
Effective August 26, 2013 the state of Texas has replaced all previously accepted Placement Exams with ONE exam called the TSI Assessment. This new exam is required by all students who do not meet a previously approved exemption.
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