Placement Scale

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Exemption Scores

TAAS TAKS STAAR EOC ACT SAT - Administered
BEFORE
March 5,2016
SAT - Administered
ON OR AFTER
March 5, 2016
Reading - 89 Reading - 2200 & 3 English, Level II - 4000 English - 19 Verbal - 500 EBRW - 480
Writing - 1770 Writing - 2200 & 3 Math (Algebra II, Level II) - 4000 Math - 19 Math - 500 Math - 530
Math - 86 Math - 2200 Composite - 23 Composite - 1070

Exemption is valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of testing.

Mixing or combining scores from the SAT administered prior to March 2016 and the SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016 is not allowable.

College Preparatory Courses in Math and ELA

English Language Arts (CP110100) Pass course and end-of-course assessment with a Grade of "C" or Higher.
Mathematics (CP111200) Pass course and end-of-course assessment with a Grade of "C" or Higher.

College Preparatory Course Exemptions are valid for one (1) year from the date of High School graduation.

Exemptions are also granted to students who have graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree or students and students who transfer to STC from a private or independent college or an accredited out of state college and have satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as determined by STC.

Academic and Developmental Placement Scores

Reading

TSI THEA ACCUPLACER ASSET COMPASS Course Placement
351+ or 349-3501 with Holistic Placement Option 230+ 78+ 41+ 81+ College Reading Standard GOVT 2305 GOVT 2306 ARTS 1303/ARTS 1304 MUSI 1307/MUSI 1310 HIST 1301/HIST 1302 +Writing Complete HIST 2327/HIST 2328 +Writing Complete
349-350 227-229 76-77 N/A N/A NCBR 0300 (Non Course-Based/Semester Length)
Writing: E4/MC 339 and below and Reading 348-350 or Completion of ENGL 0100 and READ 0100 with a grade of "C" or better. Writing: 180-219 and Reading 190-229 Writing: E6-8/0-59, E5/66-79, E4/66+ and Reading 50-77 Writing: E5/33-35, E5/36-39 and Reading 34-40 Writing: E4/48-52, E5/53-58 and Reading: 68-80 INRW 0304
346-347 and Co-enroll in INRW 0304 (must meet writing requirement for INRW 0304) 227-229 76-77 38-40 78-80 NCBR 0200
342-347 or ABE Level 5 or 6 0-189 0-49 0-33 0-67 READ 0100
341 and below or ABE Level 1-4 0-189 0-49 0-33 0-67 READ 0100 or ESOL 0051

*Writing

TSI THEA ACCUPLACER ASSET COMPASS Course Placement
E5+ or E4/MC 340 or E5/MC 339 and below and ABE 4+ 220+ E8/60+ E7/60+ E6/60+ E5/80+ E6/40+ E6/59+ College Writing Standard ENGL 1301 + Reading Complete
Writing: E4/MC 339 and below and Reading 348-350 or Completion of ENGL 0100 and READ 0100 with a grade of "C" or better. Writing: 180-219 and Reading 190-229 Writing: E6-8/0-59, E5/66-79, E4/66+ and Reading: 50-77 Writing: E5/33-35, E5/36-39 and Reading: 34-40 Writing: E4/48-52, E5/53-58 and Reading: 68-80 INRW 0304
E 1-3 or no essay/MC 339 and below 100-179 E3-5/0-65 E3/0-35 E3/0-47 ENGL 0100 or ESOL 0052
Both Essay and Sentence Skills are required for placement (E=Essay) (MC=Multiple Choice)

*TSI Writing scores updated August 2017.

Math

TSI THEA ACCUPLACER ASSET COMPASS Course Placement
350+ 230+ EA 63+ or CLM 63+ 41+ 42+ College Math Standard MATH 1414 MATH 1442 MATH 1332 MATH 1324
342-349 with Holistic Placement Option2 College Math Standard MATH 1414 MATH 1442 MATH 1332 MATH 1324
N/A N/A 100+ Students who score 100+ on the CLM ACCUPLACER may be eligible for MATH 2413; however, chair aproval is required. Students who score 100+ on the CLM ACCUPLACER may be eligible for MATH 2413; however, chair aproval is required. MATH 2413
347-349 220 60 39 40 NCBM 0001 (Non-Course-Based/Semester Length)
342-349 or ABE Level 6 200-229 EA 45-62 and AR 65+ N/A N/A MATH 0200
341 and Below or ABE Level 1-5 <200 EA<45 or AR<65 N/A N/A MATH 0100
349 and Below or ABE Level 1-6 190-209 EA 18-49 and AR 65+ 35-37 36-38 MATH 04423 Co-Requisite: EDUC 1300 Frameworks for Mathematical and Collegiate Learning
1

Students qualify under the Holistic Placement Option if they meet one of the following and co-enroll in NCBR 0300 Non Course Based Developmental Reading III:

  1. Graduated from high school with a GPA of 3.0 - 4.0 or
  2. Graduated in the top 10% of high school graduating class.
2

Students qualify under the Holistic Placement Option if they meet two of the following criteria and co-enroll in MATL 0020 Math Supplementary Lab:

  1. Returning STC students or transfer students, GPA of 2.5 or higher with a minimum of 9 credit hours.
  2. Continuing students, completion of MATH 0100 Developmental Mathematics I with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. First time in College without transfer credits, a grade of "B" or higher in Algebra II from High school transcript.
  4. A recommendation from a current or previous instructor.
  5. Have a declared major.
3

This course is designed for students who will take a College-Level Statistics or Quantitative Reasoning Course (non-STEM majors). Students choosing this option are only eligible to take MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods as a College-Level Mathematics option.

AR = Arithmetic, EA = Elementary Algebra, and CLM = College-Level Math

Other Testing Services

South Texas College also offers a wide variety of testing services such as ACT, GED and Pearson Vue Exams. For a complete list of testing services or for more information, please visit the Student Assessment Center website at https://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/testing/index.html, or by phone at (956) 872-3484.