Office of Academic Enhancement
Learning Outside of Courses
ACEN in Action
Students who have not met standards or have tested, but have not attained the established minimum scores on one or more sections of the THEA (or another state-approved exam) are required by Texas Law to obtain TSI advising and to enroll in a formal program of skills development each semester until they have passed all sections of the test. Assigned skills development must be completed as a condition of enrollment.
TSI Deficient students at TAMUG will automatically be enrolled in the corresponding developmental education course(s) for the semester and blocked from certain college-level subject courses (Math, Reading, and/or Writing). Students may enroll in any college-level courses that do not fall under the deficient subject areas. Prior to the completion of a developmental course, TAMUG students are required to take the corresponding section of the ACCUPLACER Exam to determine college readiness and change their TSI status. Once a student is compliant, the TSI/THEA Hold is permanently removed from their account and they are eligible for any college-level coursework.
For questions regarding the TAMUG Developmental Education Program, please contact the Office of Academic Enhancement at (409)741-4343 or ACEN@tamug.edu.