Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment

Once you apply for admission and complete pre-advising, the next step is determining if you meet TSI requirements.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

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.

Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)

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.

Taking Your Assessment

On your assessment date, you will need:

  • A referral form
  • Your student ID or any other government- or state-issued photo ID

Once you have completed your TSI Assessment, advisors will use your TSI Assessment scores to recommend course choices during registration.

Brookhaven College Testing Center

Bldg. S, Room S080

Starting Times for TSI Assessment Tests

Students may begin their TSI assessment anytime during the following time slots. Please take into consideration the number of sections you will be tested on, as this will affect the amount of time it will take to complete it before the Testing Center closes for the day.


  • THREE SECTIONS - 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • TWO SECTIONS - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • ONE SECTION - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


  • THREE SECTIONS - 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • TWO SECTIONS - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • ONE SECTION - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.