Testing Information

The very first step in the process is to apply for admission to Ranger College via the Ranger College website (“Admissions & Aid” > “Apply to Ranger”)

TSI Testing is administered two ways:
1. In person Testing or by…
2. Virtual, through the Accuplacer/Examity platform.

See instructions below for both methods.

IMPORTANT! If you are a High School Dual Credit student, you must coordinate through your High School Counselor. They have direct contact with the Ranger College Dual Credit Administrator.

1. In person testing: Administered at the Ranger Main Campus, Erath County Campus (Stephenville), Brown County (Early/Brownwood), and at various high schools for dual credit
students.
*There is no TSI testing on days online final exams are given.

Note: TSI testing times/days vary by each individual campus. You should email each respective campus contact listed below for details.

For Ranger main campus, contact…Mr. Stan Feaster sfeaster@rangercollege.edu

The Ranger main campus testing center is located in the Student Success Center, is located in the Student Success Center, classroom #1 and is administered on Tuesday’s beginning at 9:00 am. No new testers beginning after 11:00 A.M. There is no registering or signing up, just show-up…first come, first served.

For Brownwood, contact…Ms. Alta Yeats ayeats@rangercollege.edu

For Stephenville, contact…Shanarya Moton smoton@rangercollege.edu

Option #2– Testing will be virtual through the Accuplacer/Examity platform.

You must take the Pre-Assessment test prior to the TSI test
https://practice.accuplacer.org/login

In Person Testing

a. Pay your fee in advance and show your receipt of payment to the Testing Proctor.
b. Present a photo ID to the Proctor.
c. Be on time.
d. No cell phones allowed.
The fee is $30.00 for the complete TSI test consisting of the ELAR (Reading & Writing) & Math and $15.00 for a single test. You must present your receipt of payment and ID for testing.

Note: The updated TSI test by College Board groups the ELAR (Reading and Writing) together, they cannot be taken separately when testing for the first time.

To arrange for payment on the Ranger Main Campus, contact Bursar, Evonne Cherry
Phone: 254-267-7042 Email: echerry@rangercollege.edu
Payment may be made at the other centers as well.

2. Virtual Testing. Provide the following information to sfeaster@rangercollege.edu

  • Name
  • Address (complete with city & zip code)
  • Email Address
  • Date of Birth (xx/xx/xxxx
  • Phone Number
  • Type of testing requested. The complete TSI testing is both ELAR (Reading and Writing) and Math. Select either the Complete Test or a separate test.

Vouchers:

A fee of $20.00 is required for creating a voucher. To arrange for payment on the Ranger Main Campus, contact Bursar, Evonne Cherry.

Phone: 254-267-7042 Email:echerry@rangercollege.edu

The Proctor will create a voucher for you through Examity. You will receive an email from Accuplacer/Examity with further instructions. The student will be responsible for making payment a payment of $25.00 to Examity.

If you experience any difficulty you will need to contact the Examity support help desk or Lisa Martini at lmartini@examity.com.

Exemptions

Note: SAT and ACT scores used to support an exemption must be less than five years old; STAAR scores must be less than five years old. Also note TSI scores that are older than 5 years are no longer valid. If courses completing areas of reading, writing and math have not been successfully completed in the five years since the TSI was taken, students will need to take a new TSI.

For SAT tests taken on or after March 5, 2016:
A student with an SAT math score of 530 is exempt from the math requirement.

A student with an SAT evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) score of 480 is exempt from the reading and writing requirements.

ACT tests:
A student with an ACT composite score of at least 23 and a math score of at least 19 is exempt from the math requirement.

A student with an ACT composite score of at least 23 and an English score of at least 19 is exempt from the reading and writing requirements.

ACT administered on or after February 15, 2023: A combined score of 40 on the English and Reading (E+R) tests shall be exempt from both the reading and writing or ELAR section of the TSI assessment.

A score of 22 on the mathematics tests shall be exempt from the mathematics section of the TSI assessment.

PSAT  (Dual Credit Students only)- Students must have a minimum math score of 510 and a minimum Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of a 460.

Students serving on active duty as a member of the US armed forces, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the US armed forces and have been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.

Students who on or after August 1, 1990, were honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces, the Texas National Guard, or serve as a member of a reserve component of the US armed forces.

An earned degree, associates or higher, from a Texas public college or university.

A student who transfers to an institution from a private or independent institution of higher education or an accredited out-of-state institution of higher education and who has satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as determined by the receiving institution.

A student who has already completed the TSI Assessment and placed college ready should not test again in that area. The following TSI scores represent college ready cut scores:

College Readiness Benchmarks ELAR: A score in the range of 945–990 on the ELAR CRC Test and a score of at least 5 on the Essay Test or an ELAR CRC Test score below 945 and an ELAR Diagnostic Test score of 5 or 6 and an Essay Test score of 5 or higher.

Mathematics: A score in the range of 950–990 on the Mathematics CRC Test or a Mathematics CRC Test score below 950 and a Mathematics Diagnostic Test score of 6.

All Exemptions should be confirmed with the Registrar’s Office.
Please call 254-267-7019 for questions concerning exemptions.

Pre-Assessment Activity

Students must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity prior to taking the TSI Assessment.

Students will not be allowed to test without proof of completion

Studying for the TSI

Students are strongly encouraged to study prior to taking the TSI for accurate placement. Sample questions can be accessed here.

Sample TSI essays can be found here.

On Testing Day

Students will need to bring the following items on testing day to their campus:

  • Certificate of Completion for the Pre-Assessment Activity
  • Photo ID
  • Students will not be allowed to have their cell phone or any other personal belongings during the test.
  • Calculators are NOT ALLOWED.

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