• 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
     
    SAT
    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. 
     
    ACT
    Composite of 23 with:
          19+ English
          19+ Math
    Please note:  A student may be partially complete as long as the composite score is 23 or higher.
     
    TSI Assessment
          Reading       351+
          Writing        4+ on Essay with a 363+ on Writing Placement OR 5+ on Essay
          Math            350+
    Please Note:  A student can be partially complete.  
     
    If I need to take the TSI, where do I go?  
     
    The TSI is  offered year round at the ACC Round Rock Assessment Center or you may take the exam in Hutto at the Eastern Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC) Testing Center.
      
    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
     
    College Board ACCUPLACER downloadable sample test questions