Yes, all incoming freshmen must complete TSI Exam unless you qualify for an exemption.
Yes, Texas law requires that a pre-test be administered prior to taking the official test, the free pre-test is available at:TSI Pre Assessment.
The TSI is an untimed assessment, be prepared to test up to 5 hours.
The full TSI battery (math, reading, writing, and Essay) costs $30 or $15 per section. Initial test fee may be added to student bill upon request.
Online payments are strongly encouraged; a link will be sent to your email address once an appointment is confirmed. However, if you are paying with cash, money order, or personal check you will need an invoice from the testing office to pay the Bursar’s office.
You may call 713.313.6838, email at or stop by the University Testing Center located in the basement of the Education Building, room 007.
No, however if your cut score falls below the minimum requirement you have an option to retest.
Please click on the link below to provide your written consent for TSU to obtain your scores and submit to Admissions on your behalf.
You should present a government issued un-expired ID or valid school ID for current high school students before staring the test. Visitors are not permitted to wait in the testing area and seating area is available on 1St Floor Lobby.
Your valid photo ID; No Personal items are permitted including but not limited to: gum, candy, large jewelry, purses, book bags, large coats, calculators, cellphones, watches, wearable technology, any device that has the ability to connect to the Internet. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided as calculators are not permitted. Lockers are available on a limited basis.
No, there might be options in your home state that will allow TSU testing services access. Please contact the testing center by phone or email for more details. If you live more than 30 miles from The Texas Southern University or in other states, you may request to use a remote voucher. Please see below for details.

How to request a remote TSI voucher
Last Updated: 9/15/17