Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate that requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and math skills prior to enrolling in college, and to be advised based on the results of that assessment.
For more detailed information, view the College Board TSI online brochure (Opens in new window).
If you have questions about TSI or other college readiness topics, please contact your student's campus counselor for assistance.
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires that all students attending a public college or university achieve a set of minimum scores on the TSI assessment, or to be exempt from testing to prove college readiness. Test exemptions are based on American Testing College (ACT) scores, SAT scores, or State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)/End of Course (EOC) scores.
Test exemption and required scores are as follows:
If a student is not exempt from testing, the TSI assessment must be taken prior to registration. Required TSI scores are listed below.
If you have questions about TSI testing, please contact your student's campus counselor for assistance with testing topics.