|(a) The following students shall be exempt from the
requirements of this title:
(1) For a period of five (5) years from the date of
testing, a student who is tested and performs at or above the following
(A) ACT: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19
on the English test and/or the mathematics test shall be exempt for
those corresponding sections;
(B) Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT): a combined verbal
and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the verbal
test and/or the mathematics test shall be exempt for those corresponding
(2) For a period of three (3) years from the date of
testing, a student who is tested and performs on the Texas Assessment
of Academic Skills (TAAS) with a minimum scale score of 1770 on the
writing test, a Texas Learning Index (TLI) of 86 on the mathematics
test and 89 on the reading test.
(3) For a period of three (3) years from the date of
testing, a student who is tested and performs on the Eleventh grade
exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) with a
minimum scale score of 2200 on the math section and/or a minimum scale
score of 2200 on the English Language Arts section with a writing
subsection score of at least 3, shall be exempt from the assessment
required under this title for those corresponding sections.
(4) A student who has graduated with an associate or
baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.
(5) 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
(6) A student who has previously attended any institution
and has been determined to have met readiness standards by that institution.
(7) A student who is enrolled in a certificate program
of one year or less (Level-One certificates, 42 or fewer semester
credit hours or the equivalent) at a public junior college, a public
technical institute, or a public state college.
(8) A student who is serving on active duty as a member
of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard,
or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United
States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.
(9) A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably
discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the
armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service
as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United
(b) An institution may exempt a non-degree-seeking
or non-certificate-seeking student.
(c) Any student who has been determined to be exempt
in mathematics, reading, and/or writing under subsection (a) or (b)
of this section shall not be required to enroll in developmental coursework
and/or interventions in the corresponding area of exemption.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §4.54 adopted to be effective December 3, 2003, 28 TexReg 10753; amended to be effective May 17, 2004, 29 TexReg 4868; amended to be effective August 15, 2004, 29 TexReg 7971; amended to be effective November 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 9358