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
GED HiSET
Reading - 89 Reading - 2200 & 3 English III, Level II - 4000 English - 19 Verbal - 500 EBRW - 480 ELAR - 165 Reading - 15
Writing - 1770 Writing - 2200 & 3 Composite - 23 Composite - 1070 Writing - 15 & 4
Math - 86 Math - 2200 Math (Algebra II, Level II) - 4000 Math - 19 Math - 500 Math - 530 Math - 165 Math - 15

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 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 (Effective prior to January 11, 2021)

Reading

TSI Course Placement
351+ College Ready
Writing: (E4/MC 339 and below AND Reading 342-350) OR Reading ABE 5-6 OR (Completion of (ENGL 0100 or ESOL 0052) AND (READ 0100 or ESOL 0051) with a grade of "C" or better) OR with Holistic Placement Option1 INRW 0304 OR INRW 0030 (+ ENGL 1301 OR HIST 1301 OR GOVT 2305)
341 and below AND ABE Level 0-4 INRW 0020 OR READ 0100 OR ESOL 0051

Writing

TSI Course Placement
E5+ OR E4/MC 340 OR E5/MC 339 and below and ABE 4+ College Ready
Writing: (E4/MC 339 and below AND Reading 342-350) OR Reading ABE 5-6 OR (Completion of (ENGL 0100 or ESOL 0052) AND (READ 0100 or ESOL 0051) with a grade of "C" or better). INRW 0304 OR INRW 0030 (+ ENGL 1301 OR HIST 1301 OR GOVT 2305)
E 1-3 or no essay/MC 339 and below INRW 0020 OR ENGL 0100 OR ESOL 0052
Both Essay and Sentence Skills are required for placement (E=Essay) (MC=Multiple Choice)

Math

TSI Course Placement
350+ College Ready
336-349 OR ABE 5-6 OR with Holistic Placement Option2 MATH 1414 (+ MATL 0014) OR MATH 1442 (+ MATL 0042) OR MATH 1332 (+ MATL 0032) OR MATH 1324 (+ MATL 0024) OR MATL 00143
335 and Below OR ABE Level 1-4 MATH 0100 or MATH 0442

Academic and Developmental Placement Scores (Effective January 11, 2021)

English Language Arts

TSI 2.0 Course Placement
CRC1 945-990/Essay 5-8 OR CRC 910-944/NRS 5-6/Essay 5-8 College Ready
CRC 945-990/Essay 0-4 INRW 0030 (+ ENGL 1301 OR HIST 1301 OR HIST 2327 OR GOVT 2305)
CRC 910-944/NRS 1-4 INRW 0020 OR (ESOL 0051 & ESOL 0052)

Math

TSI 2.0 Course Placement
CRC 950+ OR CRC 910-949/NRS 6 College Ready
CRC 935-949 MATH 1414 (+ MATL 0014) OR MATH 1442 (+ MATL 0042) OR MATH 1332 (+ MATL 0032) OR MATH 1324 (+ MATL 0024) OR MATL 00142
CRC 910-934 MATH 0100 or MATH 0442

Other Testing Services

South Texas College also offers a wide variety of testing services such as the HESI, HiSET, 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.