Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Exemptions and Waivers


BASIS FOR EXEMPTION REQUIREMENTS
ACT Test Results
Scores are valid for 5 years from date of testing

Prior to February 15, 2023: Composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on both the English and/or math tests shall be exempt from these corresponding sections

On or after February 15, 2023: A combined score of 40 on the Enlgish and Reading (E+R) tests shall be exempt for both reading and writing or ELAR sections of the TSI Assessment. A score of 22 on the mathematics test shall be exempt from the mathematics section of the TSI assessment.  There is no composite score. 

SAT Test Results
Scores are valid for 5 years from date of testing

Minimum score of 480 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSIA; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the math TSIA.

STAAR EOC Test Results
Scores are valid for 5 years from date of testing

A minimum score of Level 2 on the English III shall be exempt from the TSIA-ELAR; a minimum score of Level 2 on the Algebra II EOC shall be exempt from the TSIA-Math.

GED Test Results

Scores are valid for 5 years

A minimum score of 165 on the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) subject test shall be exempt from the TSIA-ELAR; a minimum score of 165 on the Mathematical Reasoning subject test shall be exempt from the TSIA-Math.

HiSET Test Results

Scores are valid for 5 years

A minimum score of 15 on the Reading subtest and a minimum score of 15 on the Writing subtest, including a minimum score of 4 on the essay, shall be exempt from the TSIA-ELAR; a minimum score of 15 on the Mathematics subtest shall be exempt from the TSIA-Math.
College degree previously earned

Associate degree or higher

Transfer students from accredited private or out-of-state institution of higher education Grades of “C” or higher in equivalent English, math or reading courses will be evaluated and will normally be used to document readiness
Previous course work at another Texas institution of higher education to document readiness Grades of “C” or higher in equivalent English, math or reading readiness courses or college level courses
Level 1
Certificate students
Technical programs with 42 or fewer semester credit hours
Previous military service Students who, on or after August 1, 1990, were honorably discharged, retired or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the U.S. or Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.
Current military service Students who are serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, Texas National Guard or reserve component of the armed forces of the U.S. and have been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.
Students not seeking a degree or certificate – testing deferred Students wishing to enroll in classes for personal enrichment. Those classes must not be of the nature to require college level skills in reading, writing or math. Maximum of 18 hours, cumulative.
College Prep Course A student who successfully completes a college preparatory course under TEC §28.014 is exempt for twenty-four (24) months from the date of high school graduation for the course’s content area. The student must enroll in their first college-level course in the exempted content area in their first year of enrollment in an institution of higher education. This exemption applies only at the institution of higher education that partners with the school district in which the student is enrolled to provide the course.