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 are currently being waived for classes. For help with your unique situation, please contact an advisor at your campus. Learn more about TSI exemptions.

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.