College Entrance Exams
ACT or SAT
All four-year universities and some junior colleges will require students to take the ACT or SAT.
ACT – (American College Testing)
Fee: $60.00 ACT
$85.00 ACT plus Writing (Check the website to see if your school requires the writing test!)
Additional Fees will apply for Late Registration or Test Change
The October & February Administrations will be given on campus!!
TSIA 2.0 Testing
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has ruled that high school graduates may demonstrate college readiness for reading, writing, and math in ONE of the following three ways:
(1) An exemption based on the student’s STAAR scores if they choose to take dual credit classes during high school
(2) A passing score on the Texas Success Initiative
(3) An exemption score on another assessment approved by the Coordinating Board and accepted by the college or university, such as the ACT or SAT.
The TSIA 2.0 test is an entrance exam that all students must take or have exemption status for each subject including English/Language Arts and Math for any college or university. Students will have the opportunity to take the TSIA 2.0 on campus on a specific date; otherwise, they will contact the testing office at their chosen college to set up a testing session.
Combined Reading & Math of 23 with:
At least a 19 on the English for the Reading & Writing Exemption
At least a 19 in the Math section for the Math Exemption
Combined Critical Reading and Mathematics score of 1070 with:
At least 500 on math for an exemption in math and/or
At least 500 on critical reading for exemption in reading and writing
IF YOU DID NOT MEET COLLEGE READINESS STANDARDS BY RECEIVING A STAAR or ACT/SAT EXEMPTION, YOUR COLLEGE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO TAKE THE TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSIA 2.0) TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE COLLEGE COURSE WORK.
Texas Success Initiative (TSIA 2.0)
- ELAR: 945 or greater on the Reading Comprehension & 5 or 6 on the WritingPlacer
- Math: 950
TSIA 2.0 Testing can be done on campus!!