The TSI (Texas Success Initiative) evaluates a student’s readiness for college-level courses in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet a student's needs and assist students in becoming better prepared for college-level coursework.
Contact your college's Advising/Counseling Center or Admissions/Registrar's Office to obtain a testing referral. You are required to complete a testing referral before taking the TSI assessment at a college's Assessment/Testing Center.
If you are not able to take an assessment test at one of the colleges of DCCCD, you will need to take the TSI Assessment at another approved institution in or out of state by means of Remote Voucher or Virtually. You will have to complete the Distance Learning Testing Referral form and submit it to the institution of choice listed below:
Online students, who have tested elsewhere at an approved state institution and need their scores retrieved from the state database, must submit an Individual Score Report (ISR) request form to the office listed below:
Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee free testing from an outside institution.
The TSI assessment is untimed but typically takes between three to five hours for completion. The assessment is scored immediately after completion. The TSI assessment has three sections. The testing referral will identify which parts of the TSI assessment students will need to take.