Students may be exempt in the following ways:
*A composite score of 23 is required to be exempt in one or more areas. If a student does not meet the composite minimum their ACT scores cannot be used for TSI exemption.
If you made an ACT Composite score of 23+ with an ACT English score of 19+ you are exempt from the reading and writing areas.
If you made an ACT Composite of 23+ with an ACT Math score of 19+, you are exempt from the math area.
ACT score exemptions are good for five years.
SAT score exemptions are good for five years.
|Scores||2200 in Math||
If you made a TAKS ELA score of 2200+ and an essay score of 3+, you are exempt from the reading and writing areas.
If you made a TAKS math score of 2200+, you are exempt from the math area.
Beginning Fall 2013, 11th grade exit-level TAKS score exemptions are good for five years.
If you made a score of 2000 in English III Reading, Level II, you are exempt from the reading area.
If you made a score of 2000 in English III Writing Level II, you are exempt from the writing area.
If you made a score of 4000 in STAAR EOC Algebra II Level II, you are exempt from the math area.
STAAR EOC score exemptions are good for five years.
Veterans who were honorably discharged on or after August 1, 1990, are granted a full TSI military exemption. These students are exempt in all areas.
Students who have been active duty for three or more years are allowed a temporary TSI waiver for all areas. Once the student is honorably discharged, the waiver may be replaced by a permanent TSI military exemption.
If you received credit for coursework equivalent to SHSU's following courses with a grade of "C" or better, you are exempt in that area:
- Math: MATH 1314, 1316, 1332, 1369, 1324, 1384, 1385, 1420, and STAT 1369
- Reading and writing: ENGL 1301, and 1302
- Reading only:
- ARTS 1303, 1315
- BUAD 2301, 2321
- CRIJ 2361, 2362
- ECON 2300, 2301, 2302
- ENGL 2332, 2333
- GEOG 1321, 2355, 2356
- HIST 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
- MUSI 2348
- PHIL 1301, 2303, 2306
- POLS 2305, 2306
- PSYC 1301, 2315
- SOCI 1301, 1306, 2319
For CLEP and AP credit, grades of "CR" are also considered a "C" or better.
If you received an associates degree or higher, you are exempt.
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