What is TSI

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. There are two components of the program:

  1. An assessment to diagnose students’ basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
  2. Developmental or college preparatory instruction to strengthen academic skills required for college success.

Who must take an exam for TSI?

Any student seeking a degree or certificate with more than 42 hours and who does not meet exemption criteria must take an approved exam for TSI.

What is the approved exam for TSI offered at LSCO?


What are testing options for persons with visual and hearing impairments?

The TSIA2 tests are available in regular-or large-print paper and pencil formats, braille, and audio formats.  Persons interested in taking the TSIA2 may request an accommodation to take the TSIA2 in an alernate format through the Special Accommodations process page.  

How do I schedule to take an approved TSIA2 exam?

Call the LSCO Testing Center at 409-882-3330, or visit room 104 at the Ron E. Lewis library to schedule an appointment for an exam.  You may also schedule by emailing Victoria.Norville@lsco.edu or TestingCenter@lsco.edu.  For more information on exams offered, visit the Testing Center.

Contact Info

LSCO Testing Center

For more information, please contact:

Email: Victoria.Norville@lsco.edu
Phone: (409) 882-3330

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