What is the TSI?
TSI, or The Texas Success Initiative, is a state mandate designed to ensure students who are entering an institution of higher education can demonstrate college-level readiness in writing, reading and mathematics. Students must take the TSI Assessment Test prior to enrolling in college-level coursework or who proof of exemption or waiver from this requirement. Students who fail to meet the minimum passing standards of the TSI Assessment or who are not eligible for an exemption or waiver are required to enroll in one or more developmental courses designed to strengthen skills in the deficient area(s). Students are restricted from registering for designated college-level courses until their TSI requirement is met.
How do I know if I have met the requirements or am exempted?
Composite of 1070 with:
500+ on Critical Reading
500+ on Math
Please Note: A student may be complete in just one area as long as the composite totals 1070. Example: A Critical Reading of 680 and a Math of 400 would make the student TSI complete in Reading but not Math.
Composite of 23 with:
Please note: A student may be partially complete as long as the composite score is 23 or higher.
Writing 4+ on Essay with a 363+ on Writing Placement OR 5+ on Essay
Please Note: A student can be partially complete.
If I need to take the TSI, where do I go?
How can I prepare to take the TSI?
College Board ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App
- Free downloadable App featuring practice tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills