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 

English Language Arts

TSIA2 Course Placement
CRC1 945-990/Essay 5-8 OR CRC 910-944/DL 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/DL 1-4 INRW 0020 OR (READ 0100 & ENGL 0100) OR (ESOL 0051 & ESOL 0052)

Math

TSIA2 Course Placement
CRC 950+ OR CRC 910-949/DL 6 College Ready
CRC 935-949 OR CRC 910-949/DL 52 MATH 1414 (+ MATL 0014) OR MATH 1442 (+ MATL 0042) OR MATH 1332 (+ MATL 0032) OR MATH 1324 (+ MATL 0024) OR MATL 00143
CRC 935-949 OR CRC 910-949/DL 44 MATH 1414 (+ MATL 0034) OR MATH 1442 (+ MATL 0042) OR MATH 1332 (+ MATL 0032)
CRC 910-934/DL 1-3 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.