TSI Assessment

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
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

Please choose ONE of the following options

Walk-In Testing (Monday - Thursday: 12 - 5 PM)

Walk-In Testing is only available on the main campus. All students must register and pay before the come and take the test. TSI testing is permitted only once per day. Students cannot retest the same section on the same day. All students should report to the Wilhelmina F. Delco building, Room 101 for testing. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Students must present two forms of identification before they will be allowed to test. The first one must be a valid government issued ID that is current and contains a recent and recognizable photo. Registrants must also present a second form of ID that is current and contains their first and last name. Also, your first and last name on your ID' must match exactly the first and last name on your registration form. Student must have an acceptable form of ID from each list.

Acceptable Forms of 1st ID: Driver's License, Passport book or card, State-issued ID card, US military ID Card (Common Access Card or CAC), US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

Acceptable forms of 2nd ID: Birth Certificate, Credit or Debit Card, Government-issued employment ID, Social Security, Insurance Card, Student High School or College ID

Students must bring one ID from each of the acceptable ID forms list.

No student will be let in after 3 PM for Walk-In Testing.


Remote Testing

Remote testing is available for all students who are located outside of the Prairie View area and may not be able to take the test on the main campus. Please check the pre-approved sites to find a testing location in your area. If there is no pre-approved site in your area, you will need to call a college/university in your area and see if they will proctor the exam for you.

If you reside in the state of Texas, they will know what the TSI Assessment is. If you reside out-of-state, please ask your school if they would be willing to proctor a computer-based exam for you.

Students are responsible for ANY fees charged by the remote location. This does not include the exam fee made to PVAMU. The remote location is free to charge a fee in order to facilitate your usage of their facilities.

Please not, If you do not pay for your exam, your registration form will not be processed.

Registration forms are not processed automatically. If you have not received a confirmation email within 72 hours of your registration, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail, or send an email to aetesting@pvamu.edu.


Class Testing

Class testing is only available for students who are taking developmental courses at PVAMU. Students do not have to pay for the exam as it is included in their course fees. Students will be given only one attempt to pass the TSI exam through class testing. After the first attempt students must register and pay for walk-in testing and come in during regular walk-in testing hours.

Registering for Class Testing is mandatory and you will not be allowed to test on exam day if this activity is not completed.




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