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sat/act
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PSAT takes place each October.  It is a practice version of SAT for freshman, sophomores and juniors.  Juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholarships. Check back for the 2021 fall date.
psat
 
PACT takes place each November. It is the practice version of ACT for sophomores and juniors. Check back for the 2021 fall date.
pact
 
  
asvab
The ASVAB is a series of tests developed by the Department of Defense and is used by the U.S. Army to determine whether you have the mental aptitude to enlist. The ASVAB also helps determine which Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) you qualify for. The ASVAB is required to enlist in the U.S. Army and is valid for two years.
 
The ASVAB is offered at the VAHS campus in October each fall; check back for 2021 testing information. 
 
You may also take the test at other locations as needed.  Click the link below to request more information.
 
tsi
Texas Success Initiative Assessment
Do you qualify for a fee waiver? Make sure to see your counselor before you register to test!
 
Do you need to take the TSI Assessment? 
The TSI Assessment (TSIA2) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help your college or university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment to determine your readiness for college-level work. 
 
Are you exempt from the TSI Assessment? (Here's how you could be.)
  • » 4000+ (Level II) on the *English III (3) (will satisfy both reading and writing TSI requirement)
    » 4000+ (Level II) on the *Algebra II (2) (will satisfy the math TSI requirement
OR
  • You scored an ACT 23 Composite (19-Math; 19-English)
OR
  • You scored an SAT 530-Math; 480 Reading
 
If you do need to take the TSI Assessment, you'll need to take this practice first: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/tsia-texas-success-initiative-assessment
 
Here's the process for the TSI with Grayson County College:
  1. Click here to complete your Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA). This online activity is required in Texas and takes about 20 to 30 minutes. When logging in, it is important to use a valid email address; entering your ID number is optional. Please bring a copy or digital image of your emailed confirmation letter/certificate. We can look it up in our records, but it will save everyone a little time if you can quickly show us this confirmation.
  2. Decide when you would like to take the test. This is an untimed test, but you should plan on each section taking 1 to 2 hours (or 3 to 4 hours for the whole test). Click here to make your appointment: https://www2.registerblast.com/grayson/Exam/List If you think you would be interested in taking the test from your home computer, due to COVID-19 concerns, please contact us at testing@grayson.edu for more information.
  3. Pay for your test.You can pay the $20 TSI Testing Fee for the whole test or $10 for each needed part (ELAR or Math) at the Testing Center prior to taking your exam. Remember to also bring your photo ID.
  4. Email your scores to your counselor. kgracy@vanalstyneisd.org or cwilmoth@vanalstyneisd.org.  We'll let you know if you need to test again or if you're ready for college courses.