Texas Success Initiative
What is the TSI?
TSI is a program mandated by the Texas Legislature to ensure every non-exempt student enrolling into a Texas public college or university is assessed for college readiness in the areas of reading, mathematics and writing. (Texas Education Code, Section 51.3062). Admission into the university is not the equivalent of enrollment eligibility. Unless exempt, all students must take an approved TSI assessment prior to enrolling in classes. The TSI assessment has no bearing on the acceptance or denial of admission. It is only used to determine placement into college-level courses. An exemption from the TSI assessment is not an exemption from meeting admission requirements.