TSI Assessment

 

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PVAMU Main Campus Testing

Please READ the following information BEFORE clicking the REGISTER button:

Main Campus Testing Schedule

  • Summer Testing is only available on the PVAMU Main Campus
  • Check In BEGINS at 11:45 AM in the Wilhelmina Delco Building, Ground Floor, ROOM 101
  • No Student will be admitted for testing, 1 HOUR after the exam has begun
  • Anyone testing CANNOT take the same section TWICE in one day
  • NO ONE may Walk-In and take the exam

In order to take the exam, you are REQUIRED to present ONE form of identification. This Identification must be current OR have expired within 90 DAYS of your test date AND must contain a recent and recognizable photo of you.

Acceptable Forms of Identification
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)
PVAMU Student ID
Current Year High School ID

ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE EXAM

IF A STUDENT REGISTERS WITHOUT PAYING FOR THE EXAM, THERE REGISTRATION FORM WILL NOT BE PROCESSED

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FORMS ARE NOT PROCESSED AUTOMATICALLY. CONFIRMATION EMAILS WILL BE SENT THE FRIDAY BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED EXAM DATE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM OR JUNK MAIL.

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Remote Testing

Please READ the following information BEFORE clicking the REGISTER button:

What is Remote Testing?

Remote testing allows PVAMU students to take the TSI Assessment at a college or university close to their homes. Remote Testing is available for all students who are located outside of the Prairie View Area and cannot take the TSI Assessment on the main campus and is especially useful for out-of-state students.

PLEASE CLICK the following link to find testing locations in your state: Pre-Approved Remote Testing Sites List

What are my options if I do not see a Remote Testing location on the Pre-Approved Remote Testing Site List?

  • If there is NOT a Pre-Approved site in your area, you will need to call a local college or university and see if they will proctor the exam for you. Please note that Remote Testing does not cost the proctoring institution any materials. ALL login information will be provided by the PVAMU Testing Center and our materials will be used. It is very important that proctoring testing centers are aware of this as it will make them more likely to allow you to test using their facilities.
  • If a proctoring institution says YES, you must obtain their contact information (University Name, Contact Name, Phone Number, and Email) and include it in the registration form.
  • If you cannot find an institution to proctor the exam, please call or email the PVAMU testing Center.

How the Remote Testing Process Works?

  1. Exam is registered and paid for through the PVAMU testing center.
  2. Registration and payment are process, and Remote Voucher is sent to the proctoring institutions testing center
  3. Student receives an email from Accuplacer.org about Remote Voucher.
  4. Once Remote Voucher email has arrived, Students can call and make an appointment with proctoring institution
  5. Student takes the exam
  6. Once exam is completed, TSI results are inputted into the system by the TSI office.

BE AWARE that in addition to the PVAMU cost for the exam ($10/section), the institution administering the exam may charge an additional administration (proctoring) fee that students are responsible to pay.

Remote Testing Guidelines

  • Out of state students are only permitted to test at a community college, technical/vocational school or four year university. Students will NOT BE permitted to test at any of the following: high schools, public libraries, for-profit testing centers or any other location not approved by the PVAMU Testing Office.
  • Students who are out of the country living on US military bases may contact us about testing with the DOD testing centers located on your base and approval will be determined on a case by case basis.

DO NOT REGISTER FOR REMOTE TESTING IF YOU WANT TO TAKE IT ON THE PVAMU - MAIN CAMPUS

Please note, if you do not pay for your exam via the PV Marketplace, your registration form will not be processed.

Please note that 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.

Incoming Freshman Testing (Houston Area Only)

Please READ the following information BEFORE clicking the REGISTER button:

Priority Testing is offered each Spring for Freshman in the Houston area. Exams are given at our two Houston locations: the Northwest Campus and the College of Nursing Campus in the Medical Center. These exam dates are reserved for INCOMING FRESHMAN ONLY.

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

Incoming Freshman Dates

Please note, if you do not pay for your exam, your registration form will not be processed

Please note that Registration forms are not processed automatically. Confirmation email are sent the week of your scheduled testing date, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail, or send an email to aetesting@pvamu.edu.

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If you have already taken the TSI Assessment, please click on Cross Institutional Reporting and follow the link to fill out the Cross Institutional Reporting Form.

Cross Institutional Reporting

Cross Institutional Reporting Form - Use this link if you need our office to pull your TSI Assessment scores electronically from another institution

TSI Assessment Exemptions

All students entering PVAMU must complete the assessment test unless they meet one of the approved exemptions.

A test exemption is a criteria that excuses you from taking the assessment test.

Student must have valid documentation for a placement test exemption (see below) on file with the University Admissions Office or must have taken and passed all sections of the current ACPE prior to enrolling in college-level classes. A student is exempt from taking the TSI Assessment based on the following test scores (minimum):

Exemption 1:

Writing Verbal (English) Math
SAT(Prior to March 5, 2016) 1070 (Combined) AND 500 500
ACT 23 (Composite) 19 19
Evidence Based Reading & Writing Math
SAT (After March 5, 2016) 480 530
Reading Writing Math
STARR ENGL 3 AND ENGL 3 ALG 2
TAKS 2200 3 Essay 2200

SAT and ACT scores are only valid for 5 years from the date of testing and all requirements listed above must be met on the same test date. Students wishing to be exempt from the TSI Assessment must have the minimum SAT/ACT Combined/Composite scores above. You may be partially exempt if you meet the minimum Combined or Composite score AND the minimum Verbal or Math scores.

Exemption 2:
You are exempt if you have met TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Requirements. If you have a transcript from an in‐state public institution that shows you met TSI (Texas Success Initiative) requirements, you do not need to take the assessment test.

Exemption 3:
You may be exempt based on previous college work.
If you are transferring to PVAMU and have earned a grade of "C" or higher in certain college courses from an accredited college or University, you do not need to test. Please call 936-261-3610 to see if your previously taken courses will exempt you.

Exemption 4:
You may be exempt based on previous developmental coursework or programs. If you have completed PVAMU's developmental course sequence or a PVAMU non-course based module successfully, you are exempt from taking the assessment test.

Exemption 5:
You are exempt if you have a college degree. If you have a college degree (associate degree or higher) you are exempt from taking the assessment test.

Exemption 6:
You may be exempt if you are a veteran. Students who were honorably discharged, retired or released from active duty in the armed forces, the Texas National
Guard or any reserve component of the armed forces, on or after August 1, 1990 may be exempt. A DD214 form showing honorable discharge status is required.

Military Waver Students on active duty in the armed forces, the Texas National Guard or any reserve component may be exempt. A letter from the commanding officer is required.

These exemptions are from the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter C, Rule §4.54

Enrolled prior to August 26, 2013:

Reading Mathematics Writing
THEA/TASP 230 230 220w/5 Essay
COMPASS 81 Algebra - 39 Written Skills 59 w/5 Essay
ACCUPLACER 78 Elementary Algebra - 63 Written Skills 80 w/5 Essay
ASSET 41 Elementary Algebra - 38 Written Skills 80 w/5 Essay

Enrolled after August 26, 2013:

Reading Mathematics Writing
TSI Assessment 351 350 363 Multiple Choice w/4 Essay OR 5 Essay

If you have a question please contact us at (936) 261-3610 or via email at tsi@pvamu.edu.

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Last updated: 3/2017

 

 

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