Step 3: Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment

​​​​Once you apply for admission and complete pre-advising, the next step is determining if you meet TSI requirements.

Note: Due to COVID-19, testing requirements may be waive​d for Summer and Fall classes. Please see Steps for Taking the TSI Assessment for more information.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

TSI 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.

Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)

You will be required to complete a pre-assessment activity (login required) before completing the TSI assessment.

As part of the pre-assessment activity, you will watch a video and continue to a pre-assessment quiz.

Taking Your Assessment​

On your assessment date, you will need:

  • A referral form
  • Your student ID or any other government- or state-issued photo ID

Once you have completed your TSI assessment, advisors will use your TSI assessment scores to recommend course choices during registration.