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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 changed the format of the TSI exam in January 2021. Reading and Writing is now combined into one EALR section and passing scores criteria have changed slightly.

Do I still need to complete TSI if I didn’t send my SAT/ACT test scores to UTSA?

Yes, the ACT/SAT test score waiver was for admission purposes only and does not carry over to the TSI requirement. All incoming students are required to be assessed in math, reading and writing. Please review how you can complete your TSI requirement below.

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