apply for admission and
complete your orientation (if required), the next step is determining if you meet TSI requirements.
TSI is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. Part of the program is an assessment to determine your basic skills in reading, mathematics and writing.
See exemptions to determine if you are exempt from TSI requirements.
All credit students who are not TSI exempt are required by law to take an assessment test approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Each of the colleges of DCCCD administers state-approved TSI assessments.
You will be required to complete
a pre-assessment activity before completing the TSI assessment.
As part of the pre-assessment activity, you will watch a video and continue to a pre-assessment quiz.
On your assessment date, you will need:
Once you have completed your TSI Assessment, advisors will use your TSI Assessment scores to recommend course choices during registration.
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Some instructors prefer to have their students take tests at the testing center. Students utilize the testing labs at the center to complete the exam per the instructor's requests.