The fee for Accuplacer is $30, which may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, check or money order payable to Texas State University, or by exact cash.
The Accuplacer test is untimed; however, you should allow one hour for each subtest needed. Therefore if you need to take only one or two subtests, you may register and begin the Accuplacer any time during our Testing Lab Hours. However, if you need three or more subtests, you must begin your Accuplacer at least one hour earlier than the ending time of our Testing Lab Hours. Please note that if you need to satisfy the Writing portion of TSI, that will require two subtests: Sentence Skills and the WritePlacer Essay. Similarly, if you are tesing for math placement, you will need both the Elementary Algebra and College Math subtests. If you do not know how many subtests you need to satisfy your TSI requirements, please call the TSIP office at (512) 245-3942.
For Math Placement, two subtests are required: Elementary Algebra and College Math. Math placement will be determined as follows:
Elementary Algebra subscore
College Math subscore
|1311 ||59 or higher|
|1315, 1316, 1319||63|
|1317, 1329, 2417||86|
The Accuplacer is one of several exams approved by the state of Texas that a student may take to satisfy the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard of college readiness. It consists of several subtests. The relevant subtests to satisfy the TSI are Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, Elementary Algebra, and the WritePlacer Essay. For more information about the scores required to satisfy the TSI standards, please refer to the TSIP website.
For more information about the Accuplacer, please visit the College Board's Accuplacer page.