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TSI Assessment

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate required for all incoming students to be assessed in the areas of math, reading and writing. Unless you’re exempt, you’ll need to take it and report your score to UTSA before Orientation.

Please note that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is changing the format of the TSI exam. Starting January 11, 20201, if you need to take the TSI exam, the format will be different. Reading and Writing will be combined into one EALR section and passing scores criteria have changed slightly.

How do I complete my TSI requirement?

You can either:

Why is TSI important?

Your TSI status will determine what level of courses you can register for. If you are exempt or have successfully passed all three sections of the TSI Assessment, you will be able to register for all entry-level college courses. However, if you failed to meet the minimum passing scores, you will be placed in remedial or developmental coursework, which is designed to prepare you for college-level courses in the areas that you fell below the TSI minimum requirements.


Testing Services

TSI Testing
TSI Programs

TSI score retrievals, developmental course registration, or TSI advising