Do you know how many tests you will need to begin college?

The TSI Assessment (TSI) is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help the university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment - unless you are already exempt - to determine your readiness for college-level work.

Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

TSI Holds

A hold is put on all student who have not met the TSI standard in any of the areas of math, reading, or writing that prevents enrollment transactions. 

Students with at TSI hold should contact the Registrar's Office to add or drop classes from their current schedules. The TSI hold must remain on the student's account until all three areas have been met by either test scores or course work. 

Do you have to take the TSI Assessment?

To find out if you are TSI EXEMPT or if you must take the mandatory TSI Assessment:
  • Ask an advisor and/or a counselor
  • Go to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Developmental Education/TSI page (See #2 and click on TSI Exemptions) collegeboard.org or pass@utpb.edu for more information.