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Testing Requirements

Dual Credit students are required to test or be exempt from testing.

Dual Credit Testing Requirements

Texas Success Initiative ((TSI) requires that all students attending a public college or university test using the TSIA (before 1-11-21) or TSIA2 (1-11-21 or after) or be exempt from testing to prove college readiness. Test exemptions are based on ACT scores, SAT scores, or STAAR EOC scores.

Test Exemption Required Score



English II (level 2)- minimum score of 4000

Algebra I  (level 2)- minimum score of 4000, and high school Algebra II course score of 70 or above


English- 19 with a composite score of 23

Math- 19 with a composite score of 23


Evidence Based Writing- 480 minimum

Math- 530 minimum

If a student is not exempt from testing, the TSI assessment (TSIA2) must be taken prior to registration. For information on each test, see the Clarendon College Testing website. To schedule testing contact your school counselor or the Clarendon College Testing Coordinator, (806) 874-4865.


945-990 AND Essay score of at least 5 OR 910-944, AND Diagnostic score of 5 or 6, AND Essay score of 5-8


950 OR 910-949 AND Diagnostic score of 6