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Helpful Information

  • A pre-assessment (PAA) is required before you can take the TSI Exam: www.midland.edu/pre-assessment
  • Testing or proof of testing is required for registration for academic dual credit classes. Please see the testing requirement chart below for required scores.
  • Students on a certificate plan do not need to provide testing or proof of testing results.
  • Please allow at least 4 hours to complete TSI (reading, writing, math)
  • For more information regarding testing please visit the Midland College Testing Center or contact them at (432) 685-4504 or testing@midland.edu.
 

Testing Requirements

Texas Success Initiative (
TSI) test scores or exemption documentation from the high school counselor. Examples: Scores on TSI, SAT, or ACT. Students must meet required testing pre-requisites in order to enroll.

Passing scores (designated by a Yes on chart) must be made on the test section(s) relating to a course or its skill prerequisite in order for a high school student to enroll in a college course. Below are the subject offerings for students along with the correlating test subject areas which must be passed/or exempt. 

Course

Math

Reading

Writing

Art Appreciation **

-

-

 -

Bus. Math/Mach App. **

-

-

 -

Computer Science

Yes

Yes

 -

Economics

-

Yes

 -

Effective Learning **

-

-

 -

English 1301, 1302

-

Yes

 Yes

English 2322, 2333

-

Yes

 Yes

Government

-

Yes

 -

History

-

Yes

 -

Humanities

-

Yes

 Yes

Mathematics *

Yes

-

 -

Medical Terminology **

-

-

 -

Music Appreciation **

-

-

 -

 Psychology

-

Yes

 -

Sociology **

-

-

 -

Spanish**

-

-

 -

Speech **

-

-

 -

 

     Passing TSI Assessment

 Math: 350
 Reading: 351
 Writing: Essay Score of 5/or Essay Score of 4 + Multiple Choice: 363

  Exemptions

 Valid for 5 Years
 ACT 
 Composite: 23 (English + Math)
 English 19 and/or Math 19

 NEW SAT - Administered on or after March 5,2016
 EBRW : 480
 Math: 530

 SAT - Administered before March 2016
 Composite: 1070 (Reading + Math)
 Critical Reading: 500 and/or Math: 500

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

 STAAR
 Algebra II - 4000 or higher

 English III - 4000 or higher

 Waivers

 STAAR EOC
 Algebra I 4000+ AND a passing grade in Algebra II course
 English II - 4000 or higher

 PLAN
 Composite: 23 (English + Math)

 English 19 and/or Math 19

 * Students that are TSI complete in Math may enroll in MATH 1314 (HS pre- calculus), or MATH 1324 (HS finite math), or MATH 1342. Regardless of completion /exemption status, if enrolling in a higher level Mathematics course you must pass a placement test at Midland College Testing Center in order to enroll.

 ** No prerequisite scores are required. Student does not need to meet TSI minimum scores but must test

 The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to help students be successful in college. It includes assessment of students before entering a state-supported college or university, advisement and an individual plan designed to prepare students to meet college-readiness skills. Contact your high school advisor for more information.