tsi logoWhat is the TSI Assessment?

The TSI Assessment is a program designed to help your institution determine if you are ready for college-level in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. This program also will help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level course work if you are not ready.

The TSI Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) is provided by ACCUPLACER

If you are prospective; with interest in attending a Texas college or university and have been advised to take the TSI; you must first complete the free PAA to meet the minimum requirements of Rule §4.55.b of the Texas Administrative Code.

Click to access and register for the FREE TSIA2 Pre-Accessment Activity (PAA)


Click here to Register for TSIA 2.0 on campus Mondays/Wednesdays ONLY
May 16-August 11, 2022


Click here to Request Voucher to take TSIA2.0 remotely through Examity 

Remote TSI Assessment is available through Examity. Contact the TSU Testing Center at testing@tsu.edu for assistance with registering or click here to request a voucher.
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Make Appointment

You may register the TSI Assessment online:
Testing Office (touchnet.com)
Email testing@tsu.edu for assistance.

Effective May 16-Agusut 11, 2022
TSI will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays on campus only. Schedule online via Touchnet. 

No testing the weeks of Orientation:
June 6-10
July 11-15
August 1-5 

Students may still test remotely via Examity.  

Testing Fee The $30.00 (both sections) OR $15.00 (1 section) test fee must be made prior to your scheduled appointment. Click here to pay online.  Students requesting a TSI Remote Voucher must click here “ TSI” to make your payment online. There is a $15.00 per section re-test fee which must be made prior to your scheduled appointment.  Click here “ TSI” to make your payment online. All fees are non-refundable. 
Identification At the test site, two forms of identification will be required with one showing a picture, such as a valid driver’s license, state ID, or passport.
Time Duration The entire TSI Assessment 2.0 may take up to five hours.
Test Results Instant Score report.  Test scores will be available by computer printout once you have completed the test.
Reschedule If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment and wish to reschedule, you must contact the Testing Center before your test date to set another date for your examination.
Test Location University Learning Center is located on the Corner of Rosewood & Canfield Streets - 3563 Rosewood Street
Schedule The TSI Assessment is computerized and administered in the Testing Center on Mondays and Wednesdays only. 

Understanding Test Scores & Course Recommendations

TSI 2.0 Scores (taken on or after 1/11/21)

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Subject Score Course Recommendation
Writing/Reading Combined

945 or higher
Essay of 5 or higher


945 or below
Diagnostic level of 5 and Essay score of 5 or higher

College Level Courses: ENG 1301 & PSY 2301, HIST 1301, or POLS 2305


College Level Courses ENG 1301 and one of the following reading courses PSY 2301, HIST 1301, or POLS 2305 with an approved Co-Requisite Lab.


950 or higher


950 or below and
Diagnostic level of 6

College Level Course: MATH 1314 (or College Level Math for specific majors)


MATH 1314 (or College Level Math for specific majors) w/MATH Co -Requisite lab.

Former TSI Scores (Expires 2025)

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Subject Score Course Recommendation
Writing Skill
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Score Essay ABE
330 or less 3 or less -
339 or less 4 or less 3 or less
390 or less 3 or less -
339 or less 5 or above 4 or above
340 or above 4 or above -
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Course Enrollment
ENG 130
ENG 131 w/WRIT 101
ENG 131 w/WRIT 101
College Level Course: ENG 131
College Level Course: ENG 131
Reading Skill 342 or less
343 - 350
351 or above
ENG 130
College Level w/ READ 101
PSY 131, HIST 231, POLS 235, ENG2XX
Mathematics Skills 336 or less
337 - 343
344 - 349  
350 or above
MATH 130
MATH 131
MATH 133 w/MATH 101
MATH 133