TSI testing is required of all new-to-college students unless TSI-exempt or TSI-waived. There are three types of TSI testing choices available for students to take. The information below is to assist students in deciding which test to take.
Please read the information carefully before going to the Assessment Center to take your test. If you are still uncertain about which test to take, you may go to the Advisement Center and get a referral form to take the test.
A non-attempt on any section of the test counts as a 0 score.
|State TSI*||Quick TSI||Accuplacer|
|Level of Difficulty?||same||same||same|
|Content of Tests||Reading Comprehension, Math, Writing Skills, and a 300-600 word essay||Reading Comprehension, Math, Writing Skills, and a 300-600 word essay||Reading Comprehension, Math, Sentence Skills, and a 300-600 word essay|
|How long do I have to take the test?||5 hours - four (4) sections must be completed within 5 hours. No time limit on each section||5 hours||5 hours|
|When can I take the test?||Given 6 times per year, Saturday only||8 a.m. and 2 p.m.||M-R, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Additional testing times may be available in August and January|
|When are the scores available?||Approximately 3-4 weeks from date of test||Approximately 10 working days from date of test||Immediately|
|Cost of Test||$29.00||$29.00||within cost of EFC student tuition|
|Special Accommodations||Students must consult the TSI Bulletin for directions||Student must arrange with Services for Special Populations Office (SSPO), 972-860-8348 (Voice/TDD)||Student must arrange with Services for Special Populations Office (SSPO), 972-860-8348 (Voice/TDD)|
TSI WEB SITE: WWW.THEA.NESINC.COM
*State administered TSI test information is available in the TSI Bulletin. Computerized TSI information is available in the TSI Bulletin.
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