TSIA2 Testing Information

  • To be eligible to participate in dual credit, students are required to meet the admissions criteria of Tarrant County College (TCC), which includes completion of the TSIA2 Assessment (reading, writing, & math).
    High school graduates also may have to provide TSIA2 scores to Texas colleges to show college readiness in the areas of reading, writing and math. Students can be exempt from the TSIA2 by scoring high enough on the SAT or ACT exam. Due to COVID 19, colleges may adjust their policy regarding TSI. Check with specific schools regarding their requirements.
     
    Study Resources for Students
     
    Click here to be directed to the Accuplacer TSIA2 study resource page. You will be able to view exam infomation and sample ELAR and Math questions. A study app is also available for download on the site.

    Eligibility Scores for Dual Credit


    TCC Course

    High School Equivalent Course

    Required TSIA2 Score

    HIST 1301/HIST 1302

    US History

    ELAR

    College Ready Score:                               CRC 945-990 AND Essay Score 5-8

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8

    ENGL 1301/ENGL 1302

    English III or English IV

    ELAR

    College Ready Score:                               CRC 945-990 AND Essay Score 5-8

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8

    English 2323/ENGL 2327

    English IV

    Completion of ENGL 1301

    & ENGL 1302 with a “C” or higher

    GOVT 2305

    Government

    ELAR

    College Ready Score:                               CRC 945-990 AND Essay Score 5-8

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8

    ECON 2301

    Economics

    Must take the TSI-No Minimum Score

     

    FIRT (TBD)

     Firefighter I

    ELAR

    College Ready Score:                               CRC 945-990 AND Essay Score 5-8

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8

    FIRT (TBD)

     

    Firefighter II

     

     

    Completion of Firefighter I with a “C” or higher

    AERM 1310/1314/1303/1315

     

     

     

     

     

    Adv. Aircraft Technology

    ELAR

    College Ready Score:                               CRC 945-990 AND Essay Score 5-8

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8

    MATH

    College Ready Score: CRC 950-990

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-949 AND Diagnostic Level 6

    ALL HCTC Dual Credit Courses

    Automotive, Welding, Computer Maintenance & Networking

    Must take the TSI-No Minimum Score

     

    SPCH 1311

    Communication Applications

    Must take the TSI-No Minimum Score

    MATH 1314

    Algebra II

    MATH

    College Ready Score: CRC 950-990

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-949 AND Diagnostic Level 6

    MATH 1324

    Independent Study in Math

    MATH

    College Ready Score: CRC 950-990

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-949 AND Diagnostic Level 6

    MATH 1332

    Contemporary Math Topics

    MATH

    College Ready Score: CRC 950-990

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-949 AND Diagnostic Level 6

    PSYC 2301

    Psychology

    ELAR

    College Ready Score:                               CRC 945-990 AND Essay Score 5-8

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8

    SOCI 1301

    Sociology

    ELAR

    College Ready Score:                               CRC 945-990 AND Essay Score 5-8

    Students can also enroll in college classes if they meet the score criteria below:

    CRC 910-944 AND Diagnostic Level 5-6 AND Essay 5-8

    SGNL 1401

    American Sign Language I

    Must take the TSI-No Minimum Score

    SGNL 1402

    American Sign Language II

    Must take the TSI-No Minimum Score

    ARTS 1316

    Art I

    Must take the TSI-No Minimum Score

    SPAN 2311

    Spanish III

    Must take the TSI-No Minimum Score

     
    TSI Assessment Locations

    Testing on Home Campus

    EMS ISD allows students to take the TSIA2 assessment once on their home campus. The testing window is traditionally in the month of February. Students that miss testing in the window must take the TSIA2 at the TCC NW Campus Testing Center. Students must test before or after school. Students must have applied to TCC and have a TCC ID number to test.

    Testing on the TCC Campus - Due to COVID 19, contact the TCC Campus Testing Center for details on testing procedures.

    • If you need to take the TSI and miss the campus testing date, or need to re-take a portion of the TSI, you will need to do so at the TCC NW Campus Testing Center. After successfully completing the assessment, bring a copy of your scores to the campus CCRS for your dual credit file.

     

    • Cost: Free
    • Students must have applied at TCC and have a TCC ID number to test.
    • On testing day bring a government issued photo ID or EMS ISD school ID to the testing center, and identify yourself as an EMS ISD dual credit student. If you took the TSI on the home campus and need to re-take a portion of the test, TCC will allow you to take only that section.
    • TCC NW Campus Testing Center- Building: WCTS Room: 1132 Phone: 817-515-7444
    • TCC NW Campus Testing Center- Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-7pm - Friday 8am-5pm
    • TCC NW Campus Testing Center- Closed Saturdays and the Week of March 12-March 16
    • PRIOR TO TESTING @ TCC: Students must view a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). Students are able to view this presentation by logging in to their TCC WebAdvisor account.

     

     
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