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College Entrance Exam

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)

www.actstudent.org

 

Fee:  $52.00 ACT

         $68.00    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


 

Test Date

Oct. 26, 2019

Registration Deadline

Sept. 20, 2019

Scores Available

Nov. 14-Jan. 2

Dec. 14, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019

Dec.24-Feb 7

Feb. 8, 2020

Jan. 10, 2020

Feb. 19-Apr. 4

Apr. 4, 2020

Feb. 28, 2020

Apr.14-May 28

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

June 23-Aug. 7

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

July 28-Aug. 31

 

The ACT will be administered at Wheeler High School, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.  Be here at 7:45 a.m.


 

SAT – (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

www.sat.collegeboard.com


 

Fee:  $47.50 for SAT Reasoning Test; With Essay $64.50



 

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

SAT Scores Available*

Oct. 5, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

Oct. 18-23

Nov. 2, 2019

Oct. 3, 2019

Nov. 15-20

Dec. 7, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019

Dec. 20-25

Mar. 14, 2020

Feb. 14, 2020

Mar. 27-Apr. 1


 

 

   TSI 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 TSI test is an entrance exam that all students must take or have exemption status for each subject including Reading, Math and Writing for any college or university.  Students will have the opportunity to take the TSI on campus on a specific date; otherwise, they will contact the testing office at their chosen college to set up a testing session.

TSI Practice

ACT EXEMPTION

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

 

SAT 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 (TSI) TO PROVE THAT YOU ARE READY FOR COLLEGE WORK.  

                     

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)    

- Writing 5 on the essay or 363 with a 4 on the essay 

- Reading 361

- Math 350

 

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