Office of Academic Enhancement
Learning Outside of Courses
ACEN in Action
Students who have not met the Texas Success Initiative college readiness standards will be assessed, advised, and enrolled in the appropriate developmental education course(s)to address weak skill areas. TSI Deficient students are blocked from registering for courses that fall under the deficient subject areas (Math, Reading, and/or Writing), but may enroll in other college-level subjects.
Students may choose an early exit from the Developmental Education program by testing and passing the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS tests with at least the minimum passing score. Students may retest at any time as allowed by the retest policy for the specific test.
Minimum Passing Standards:
ACCUPLACER – 63M, 78R, 80W + Essay: 6 (or 5 with at least 80W)
Offered at TAMUG
COMPASS – 38M, 81R, 59W + Essay: 6 (or 5 with at least 59W)
Offered at Galveston College
Scores should be faxed to (409) 741-4343
Prior to the completion of a developmental course, TAMUG students are required to take the corresponding section of the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS to determine college readiness and change their TSI status. Once a student becomes compliant, the TSI Hold is permanently removed from their account and they are eligible for any college-level coursework.
Students must satisfy all Texas Success Initiative requirements before a baccalaureate can be conferred from Texas A&M University.
For questions regarding the TAMUG Developmental Education Program, please contact the Office of Academic Enhancement at (409)741-4343 or ACEN@tamug.edu.