The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state mandate required for all incoming students to be assessed in the areas of reading, writing and math. Unless you’re exempt, you’ll need to take it and report your score to UTSA before Orientation.
How do I complete my TSI requirement?
You can either:
- Meet one of the exemption requirements
- Take the TSI Assessment at UTSA
- Send your TSI scores to UTSA (if not taken at UTSA)
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.