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Test Scores and Qualifications


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Students who wish to enroll in Panther Academy courses in grades 9 through 12 must qualify with TSI scores, complete the MHS Panther Academy application, and complete the Navarro College application process.  Application packets are available in the Counseling office.  Completed applications and test scores must be returned to the Counseling office before students will be scheduled into Panther Academy courses.    


In order to enroll in Panther Academy courses, students must have qualifying scores on a standard college admission test as listed on THIS DOCUMENT.



What is the TSI Assessment, and what skills are covered in the test?
The TSI Assessment is a computer adaptive test, which means that each question is chosen based on your answers to previous questions, tailoring your test specifically for you and your ability level. The test helps us determine if you’re ready for college-level course work in the general subjects of writing, reading and mathematics. Your scores will be used to determine your eligibility to participate in Panther Academy dual credit classes.

What is the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity, and why do I have to take it before testing?
It is mandatory that you complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) prior to taking the TSI Assessment for the first time. Find the link on the Navarro website HERE. The PAA helps prepare you for the placement test and includes the following information:

  • An explanation of the importance of the TSI Assessment
  • Practice test questions and feedback
  • An explanation of all your developmental education options, if you don’t meet the minimum passing standard
  • Information on campus and community resources that will help you succeed as a college student

How do I take the TSI Assessment at Navarro College?
The TSI Assessment is administered on an appointment basis at each of Navarro College's Testing Centers. The days and times available varies for the different campuses, so be sure to call ahead to set your appointment.

Call 972-923-6429 to schedule an appointment

How much will it cost me?
The fee for the TSI Assessment is $35 for Navarro College students. The TSI Assessment fee is to be paid at the Cashier’s Office the day of the test. Navarro College prospective students should have submitted an Application for Admission to the Admissions Office prior to testing.

How long does the test take to complete?
The test is untimed, and the actual length of the test varies. You should allot three to five hours for the TSI Assessment. Please keep in mind, the multiple-choice portions of the TSI Assessment can be saved and finished later if you run out of time for the day or need to take a long break; however, you must complete the essay portion in one sitting.

What do I need to bring with me to test?
You will need photo identification and the $35 test fee. The Navarro College Testing Center will provide scratch paper and pencils; the calculator is built into the test program. No study aids will be allowed.

How do I prepare for the TSI Assessment test?
You can go to the official TSI Assessment website for sample questions. You may also download the TSI Web-Based Study App, accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone.