Beginning August 26, 2013, if you are in incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment (PDF will open in a new window) – unless you are already exempt – to determine your readiness for college-level work.
Based on how you perform, you may either be:
Please read the student brochure, TSI Assessment, (PDF will open in a new window) for answers to these frequently asked questions:
Yes, several study guide options are available.
The cost of the test is $29.
The fee is non-refundable.
The TSI Assessment is not a timed test.
The average time to complete all three sections of the test is 3 - 5 hours.
You have 14 calendar days to complete the test.
If you do not return to the Testing Center within the 14-day period, you will have to begin again with Question 1 on the section of the test where you stopped.
No. Calculators are not allowed.
No study materials, reference materials or calculators may be used during the test.
Cellular phones and all other communication devices are strictly prohibited in the testing room.
The TSI Assessment is scored immediately upon completion.
Students are given an unofficial copy of scores for advisement purposes.
Immediately following your test, you will proceed to Advising/Counseling. An advisor will interpret your scores.
Yes. You may retest at any time, upon availability.
The retest will cost $29.
All documents are PDF and will open in a new window
Contact your campus Testing Center for more information.
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Updated April 16, 2015