Transfer Students

tsi transfer student

If you are a transfer student (you have completed college-level coursework in mathematics, English, philosophy, political science, or history (including dual-credit or AP tests), you may be exempt due to courses you have taken.  You can check your TSI status by completeing the TSI Status form. If you know you have to take the TSI assessment, get information about taking the test.

If you have not completed college-level classes in mathematics, English, philosophy, political science, or history, visit the tsi information page for freshmen.

Course Exemption

You may be exempt due
to completion of certain courses.

See Courses

Need Help?

Phone: (409) 880-7217
Email: tsi@lamar.edu 

Find your TSI Status

Complete the form to check your
TSI status/other exemptions.

Am I Exempt?

Need Help?

Phone: (409) 880-7217
Email: tsi@lamar.edu 

Taking the TSI

Learn more information about
taking the TSI Assessment.

TSI Assessment


Need Help?

Phone: (409) 880-7217
Email: tsi@lamar.edu

Course Completion Exemption

The following courses are approved to complete students for TSI purposes and exempt students from the TSI Assessment in the designated area.

NOTE: The courses listed are Lamar University course numbers, check your Academic Transcript on your Self-Service Banner account for your evaluated transfer courses.

Transfer Courses

  • Reading

    ENGL 1301 or higher

    HIST 1301 or 1302

    PHIL 1370 or higher

    POLS 2301 or 2302

    PSYC 2301 or higher

  • Writing

    ENGL 1301 or higher

  • Math

    Any college-level mathematics course at or above College Algebra.  

If Exempt, Next Steps

  1. If you have completed approved courses in each area, then your TSI status is automatically updated and you do not need to take the TSI Assessment.
  2. Check your Self-Service Banner account to ensure that we have received and evaluated your transcripts.
    Self-Service Banner>Student Tab>Student Records>Academic Transcript
  3. Check your holds and address any that would prevent your advising session.
    Self-Service Banner>Student Tab>Student Records>View Holds
    1. Common holds that must be addressed prior to making your advising appointment:
      • Meningitis Requirement 
      • TB Requirement
      • International Holds
      • Title IX Training Required
    2. Common holds that will be addressed during your advising session:
      • UAC Advising 
      • Mandatory Advising
      • TSI (If you are an LU Online Accelerated Program student, contact the UAC to adjust this hold prior to your advising session).
      • Academic Probation
      • Pre-Professional Advising
      • State Drops Remaining
  4. After you complete the above steps, you are eligible to make your advising appointment.   

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