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Before registering for your first credit course at the colleges of DCCCD, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), which include assessment testing.
Texas Success Initiative (TSI)TSI (formerly TASP) is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. Part of the program is an assessment to determine your basic skills in reading, mathematics and writing.
All credit students are required by law to take an assessment test approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The colleges of DCCCD prefer that incoming students who are not exempt take the ACCUPLACER. See exemptions to determine if you are exempt from TSI requirements. Although you may be exempt for TSI purposes, you may have to take an assessment test to satisfy specific course prerequisites.
Each college administers ACCUPLACER and ASSET, both of which are TSI state approved assessments. Even though the TASP test is no longer administered, previous TASP scores will continue to be honored as directed by the THECB.
Taking Your Assessment TestContact the Testing Center at your college to schedule your assessment. On your test date, you will need:
Once you have completed your assessment, advisors will use your test scores to recommend course choices during registration.Practice Tests Are AvailableReduce your test anxiety and improve your grade by taking a practice test.