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 drop-down).

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.