Not all incoming students need to take the TSI Assessment. Students with a TSI Assessment exemption can enroll in any entry-level college course.

Visit our TSI Exemptions page if you believe you might be exempt.

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment

The TSI Assessment 2.0 has three sections, the ELAR (English, language arts, and reading), an essay response, and a math portion. Assessments include multiple-choice questions and an essay response aligned to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards.

TSIA Testing Accommodations

  • All accommodations must be approved BEFORE scheduling a TSIA appointment.
  • Contact Disability Services for accommodation approval and scheduling.

Steps to schedule a TSIA exam

Step 1: Complete the Mandatory TSIA Pre-Assessment

All students must take a pre-assessment to be eligible to take the TSIA Exam. Complete the TSI Pre-Assessment and email your certificate to before you take the TSIA.

  • Sign up for a free account with Accuplacer: TSIA pre-assessment
  • Select “Texas Success Initiative 2.0 Pre-Assessment Activity"
    It is the 3rd link on the page

Step 2: Sign up to test 

TSIA Exam Fee

  • Complete TSIA – $29
  • Per-Section – $10

Step 3: Study for your TSIA exams

Free Accuplacer (TSIA) Prep

Need to transfer your TSIA scores to College of the Mainland?

Click here to send us your scores.

Are you taking the TSIA for another institution?

Individuals who need their TSIA proctored for another college or university can do so at the COM Testing Center. Testing Services charges a $29 proctor fee to administer the exam.

  1. Contact your institution to receive a TSIA Remote Voucher.
  2. After receiving your TSIA Remote Voucher, schedule your exam here.
  3. Bring a valid photo ID

High School Testing Information

Potential Dual Credit and Collegiate High School students may contact their College Connection Advisor for more TSIA testing information.