Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

What it is, and why it matters

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-legislated program that requires students to be assessed in the areas of reading, writing, and math prior to enrolling at a Texas public institution. The results of the TSI assessment are used to determine your placement in certain courses and overall readiness to enroll in collegiate-level coursework.

If you are an incoming freshman and have not been exempt or granted a waiver, you will need to be assessed through one of the approved TSI assessments and have your scores sent to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

If you're transferring from a public college or university, your TSI status should be reflected on your official transcript. However, if you're transferring from a private college or institution, please visit the Academic Testing web site for a list of possible exemptions and waivers to determine whether you are TSI-liable.

To learn more about the TSI and its requirements, please visit our Academic Testing web site.

Your test scores or exemptions must be on file with the Office of Recruitment and Admissions in order to be eligible to attend Orientation and/or register for classes.

TSI-liable students: If you are not exempt or do not qualify for a waiver, you will be required to take the TSI Assessment. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the following testing instrument to determine your readiness to enroll in college-level courses: TSI ASSESSMENT . For the purpose of registration eligibility, it is NOT required that you pass all evaluated portions of the TSI. Failure on any portion of the assessment will not inhibit your ability to register for Orientation or classes. However, once you enroll at A&M-Corpus Christi, you will be required to take developmental courses until your achieve success on all evaluated areas.