Texas Success Initiative Assessment

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The TSI Assessment (TSIA)  is a program designed to help determine if students are ready for college-level coursework in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet individual student’s needs, so they will be better prepared for college-level coursework.

Not all incoming students need to take the TSI Assessment. Qualifying for a TSI Assessment exemption means that you can enroll in any entry-level college course without restrictions. You may be exempt if you have one or more of the following:

  • SAT: (Revised for testing completed after March 2016) a minimum of 480 of the Evidenced Based Reading and Writing, and a minimum of 530 on the math;
  • ACT: Composite score of 23, with a minimum of 19 on both the English and mathematics tests;
  • Have successfully completed college-level English and math courses;
  • Have enrolled in a level-one certificate program (fewer than 43 semester credit hours);
  • Are not seeking a degree; or
  • Have been — or currently are — in the military (honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty on or after Aug. 1, 1990).

If you think you may be exempt, or if you have additional questions, you can contact the Advising /Counseling center at