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TSI Pre-Assessment Activities

Unless exempt, all students entering a Texas institution of higher education for the first time are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. The Texas Success Initiative Assessment is designed to determine whether students are ready to enroll in college level work. Students not passing one or more of the three areas of the test of reading, writing, or mathematics will be required to enroll in developmental classes or other developmental activities and are not allowed to enroll in entry-level courses in the areas of deficiency. Developmental activities are remedial activities designed to help students become college ready in the area of deficiency.

As you can see, it is very important to perform your very best on the TSI Assessment. Failing a section of the TSI Assessment may cost you additional money as you pay for the tuition and fees associated with developmental courses that do not count toward any degree at the university. Moreover, not passing all sections of the TSI Assessment may delay your graduation, further costing you additional money and time.

In order to help you prepare for and pass the official TSI Assessment, all students are required to first participate in TSI pre-assessment activities. Keep in mind that you will not be allowed to take the TSI Assessment through the UTSA Testing Services unless you have completed TSI pre-assessment activities.

Prior to attempting to register for the TSI Assessment, all entering students must complete the UTSA TSI pre-assessment activities by reviewing the TSI Information Bulletin, TSI Sample Questions, and TSI Sample Essays found at the UTSA Testing Services website. You must complete the pre-assessment activities found on the UTSA Testing Services website in order for UTSA to document your participating in TSI Pre-assessment activities.