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TSI Information

TSI Info
Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI)
The TSI Assessment is a program designed to help institutions determine if students are ready for college-level coursework in the general areas of Reading, Writing and Math. This program also will help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the students’ needs to help them become college-level ready. 

If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment — unless you are already exempt— to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses. 
TSI Fees

Total Test (All Three Sections) - $15 Dollars 

Each separate section - $5 Dollars 

Students may qualify for a fee waiver. 

Please consult your counselor for more information.  



If tested TSI at High School, student must submit 2 items in TSC Testing Office: 
* Student must have TSC ID number and a form of Picture ID 

  1. Proof of Pre-Assessment (PAA) completion, that may be provided to student by high school. The proof of completion may be a memo, letter, certificate, or high school's data system, that provides student's name, date of birth, and date of PAA completion. 
  1. Official TSI scores, in a sealed envelope by high school. 

If tested TSI at College/University: 2 options 
* Student must have TSC ID number and a form of Picture ID 

  1. Student must submit TSI scores to TSC Testing Office. If scores are unofficial, student must sign a release form before Testing staff accepts scores. 
  1. Or, if scores are Official (in a sealed envelope), Testing staff will accept scores. 

* NO FEE for scores. 

  1. Student will fill out REQUEST OFFICIAL SCORE form. 
  1. Scores will be available within 24-hour wait period.