Exemptions

You can demonstrate college readiness through a list of approved exemptions. Students can qualify for an exemption by subject area in several ways, including:

When you submitted your application to Kilgore College, it’s important to note that the various documents you included are expertly evaluated by the admissions team in order to meticulously determine any potential exemptions that could apply to your particular case. We understand that each student comes with their own unique set of qualifications, experiences, and backgrounds, and our dedicated team takes the time to carefully review and thoroughly analyze all the information provided in your application. Through this detailed evaluation process, we strive to ensure that all qualified students receive the exemptions and credits that they rightly deserve, in order to make their educational journey as smooth and successful as possible. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns regarding the application and admissions process – we are always here to help.

Exemption by Test Scores

Test Reading and Writing Exemption Math Exemption
SAT
480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW)
530 Math
ACT
ACT administered prior to February 15, 2023: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test ACT administered on or after February 15, 2023: a combined score of 40 on the English and Reading (E+R) tests
ACT administered prior to February 15, 2023: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the mathematics test ACT administered on or after February 15, 2023: a score of 22 on the mathematics test
STARR
4000+ (Level II) on the English III (EOC)
4000+ (Level II) on the Algebra II (EOC)

If you believe you meet the above exemption, please get in touch with our office.

Exemption by Course Credit

The following courses from another college/university may exempt you from certain sections of the TSI Assessment if you have received a passing grade. Please note: courses that transfer as elective non-advanced (ELNA) or elective advanced (ELADV) may not be used to meet the TSI requirements.

CREDIT FROM THESE COURSES MAY EXEMPT YOU FROM
English 1310, 1320, 2310, 2320, 2330, 2340, 2359, or 2360
Writing

Anthropology 1312
History 1310, 1320, 2327, 2328, 2381, or 2382
Political Science 2310 or 2320
Psychology 1300
Sociology 1310

Reading

Math 1312,1315, 1316, 1317, 1319, 1329, 2321, 2417, or 2471
Mathematics

A TSI staff member can evaluate your college/university transcript(s) to determine if you completed courses that can qualify you for an exemption. To have our office review your courses:

If you believe you meet the above exemption, please get in touch with our office.

Other TSI Exemptions

If you believe you meet the above exemption, please get in touch with our office.