Texarkana College has an “open door” admissions policy. A GED or high school diploma is required.
The Texas Success Initiative, TSI, is an assessment testing program. Texas state law requires that all entering students be tested in reading, writing and mathematics before enrolling in college-level courses in any Texas public college or university. TSI replaces the former TASP program. Assessment testing is used to determine whether or not students will need […]
The following assessment tests are currently acceptable: ACCUPLACER, TAAS/TAKS, TASP/THEA, ACT, SAT, Compass or Asset. In order to be considered valid TAAS/TAKS scores must be within three years of the testing date and ACT and SAT scores must be within five years of the testing date.
If you are pursuing an associate degree or higher, you are required by Texas state law to have appropriate assessment test scores. Scores generated by TAAS/TAKS, TASP/THEA, ACT, SAT, Compass, Maps, Asset or ACCUPLACER are acceptable. These tests evaluate a student’s reading, writing and math abilities. Scores must be on file before registration can be completed. […]
Texarkana College’s complete ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, and THEA assessment is comprised of math, reading, sentence structure and a writing sample. On average, the ACCUPLACER test is taken in approximately 2 1/2 hours and must be completed in one sitting. If THEA is taken, a maximum of five hours is allowed to complete the test. You must have TSI […]
The cost for the Quick THEA is $29. The ACCUPLACER and COMPASS fee is $29 for all parts or $10 per part. It is highly recommended that you take all portions of the test at one sitting.
If you any reason you need to re-test in one or more areas, you will need to pay a fee of $29 for the Quick THEA or $10 per part for the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS.
Quick THEA allows for a “quick”, hassle-free registration. Quick THEA is the official THEA test given on days and times convenient for both individual schools and their students. A $29 fee is paid the day of the test. Test results are normally available within two weeks.
Yes, various THEA study guides are available at most bookstores, including Texarkana College’s bookstore. A practice test is also available through the THEA website, http://www.thea.nesinc.com.
You are not required to re-test after successfully completing the highest level of the developmental reading, writing or math courses.