Houston Area Priority Testing

Welcome to PVAMU! Avoid the rush and get your testing done early by visiting one of our Houston locations below for incoming Freshman:

Northwest Houston Campus
9449 Grant Road
Houston, TX  77070
(713) 790-7281
Nursing Campus (Downtown)
6436 Fannin St Suite #102
Houston, TX  77030
(713) 797-7000
Driving Directions
From the current N.W. Houston Center, drive southeast on Stuebner Airline Rd. Turn right onto FM 1960,drive to State Hwy 249. Make a slight right onto Tomball Parkway/State Hwy249 feeder. Travel to Grant Rd and turn left at the traffic light  onto Grant. Proceed straight to 9449 Grant Road. From Beltway 8, drive north on State Hwy 249. Continue north of  FM 1960. Exit Grant Rd and turn left at the traffic light onto Grant. Proceed straight to 9449 Grant Road.
Driving Directions
The Library is located in the Medical Center area of central Houston, near Rice University and Hermann Park.


This test is required by the University to all students who have not met the minimum TSI requirements for exemption. These exam dates are reserved for INCOMING FRESHMAN ONLY.

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
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)

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

ALL TSI Priority Testing Dates are FULL at this time







# of seats available

4/30/16 TSI Assessment Nursing Campus Computer Lab  10:00 AM 30

The Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is mandatory by the state of Texas and must be completed by ALL students who are required to take the TSI Assessment. Click the Register button below to begin your PAA and registration form. Once you have completed the form, you will be redirected to pay online for your exam. The cost is $10/Section.





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Last updated 11/5/15

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