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

TSI Testing is only permitted once per day. Students cannot retest the same section on the same day.

Choose ONE of the following options:

Remote Testing

Remote Testing is available for those students who are located outside the Houston area. Please check the pre-approved sites to find a location. 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 payment you make to PVAMU. The remote location is free to charge a fee in order to facilitate your usage of their facilities.

Click here to register for Remote Testing at an off-campus location. Please note, if you do not pay for your exam, your form will not be processed.

Walk-In Testing

Walk-in testing is now available on campus. Please register here. All students should report to the Delco Building, room 101, no later than 3 pm to begin TSI Assessment testing. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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