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What is the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment?

The TSI Assessment is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help your college or university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment, unless you meet an exemption criteria, to determine your readiness for college-level work. The TSI is also used for students taking dual credit. In the chart below, you can see exemptions & the dual credit waivers available for dual credit students.

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Pre Assessment Activity. Complete the pre-assessment activity. This is REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS. You will not be allowed to test if you have not completed this step. Once you complete the PRE ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY/PAA, email me a screen shot or pdf of your completion certificate.  The pre-assessment link is below:

TSI Exemptions 


Composite: 23

English: 19

Mathematics: 19

Students can receive a partial exemption for Math or Reading/Writing if the composite score is 23 and one of the ACT scores listed is met.

SAT taken before March 2016

Combined: 1070 with minimum score of 500 on both sections (verbal critical reading & math)

SAT taken after March 2016

ELAR: 480

Mathematics: 530