Stephen F. Austin State University

Readiness Assessment Criteria


The Interior Design Program requires students to take a Readiness Assessment after INDS 2106 and L, 2108 and L, INDS 2113 and L, and CMGT 3114 and L . For transfer students, they must have equivalencies to these courses. Students are also required to have a 2.5 GPA to take the Readiness Assessment.

Students need to fill out the two pages that go with the Readiness Assessment Criteria - Grade Sheet and the GPA page. Be sure to calculate your Major and Overall GPA. Please bring these forms with you when you come to take the assessment.

Students must receive a passing score on the Readiness Assessment to advance into upper level interior design courses. This assessment is given twice a year: on the first Friday in June on SFA campus and the first Friday in December for SFA students on HCC campus.

The assessment is based on three sections: Communication Sketching, Space Planning/Conceptualizing, and an Essay. Students must bring drawing supplies and laptops.

The assessments are graded by design professionals. Scores are emailed to students approximately three weeks after the assessment. Results cannot be given out over the phone. Contact Leisha Bridwell if you have any questions

2021 Readiness Assessment Dates

Friday, June 4, for all students from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., due to COVID 19 the exam will be Virtual/through D2L & Zoom.
All students MUST fill out this Readiness Assessment Sign Up form and email it to