Texas Success Initiative

TSI (Texas Success Initiative)

The State of Texas requires that all college students determine if they are college-ready before registering for classes at a college or university in Texas. Unless exempt, students enrolling in Alvin Community College are required to take the state-mandated placement test, otherwise known as the TSI Assessment.

For a list of TSI exemptions, click here.

The State of Texas also requires that a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) be completed prior to taking TSI for the first time.Click here to take the PAA (please be sure to select Alvin Community College from the dropdown).

Additional information regarding the test is available below:

Click here to register for the TSI Assessment.

Click here for a TSI Score Retrieval Permission FormThis form should be used for students who have taken their TSI test(s) at previous institutions and desire to transfer the scores to Alvin Community College.