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Do I Have to Take the TSI Assessment?

Not all incoming Texas State Technical College (TSTC) students need to take the TSI Assessment. There are many ways you can be exempt. Qualifying for a TSI Assessment exemption means that you can enroll in any entry-level college course without restrictions. In other words, there are no prerequisites for enrollment in college-level courses. You may be exempt if you:

  •     Have met the minimum college readiness standard on SAT®, ACT, TAKS or STAAR;
  •     Have successfully completed a college preparatory course in high school
  •     Have met the TSI requirements at another accredited higher education institution based on successfully completed college-level or developmental course work;
  •     Have an associate or baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  •     Have enrolled in a Level-One certificate program (fewer than 43 semester credit hours)
  •     Are not seeking a degree; or
  •     Have been, or currently are, in the military. (You must provide a copy of your DD Form 214 showing an honorable discharge to your advisor).

If you believe you are exempt, please provide official high school or college transcript to the Office of Admissions.

TSI Information:

TSI Informational Brochure (Before Testing)

TSI Interpreting Your Score (After Testing)


Suggested websites for studying for the TSI Assessment:

TSI Sample Questions

WritePlacer ® Guide with Sample Essays

The Official Web-Based Study App

Khan Academy

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