Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Compliance
WELCOME TO TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, NEW AGGIE!
Now that you have decided that the Texas A&M University Galveston Campus is the school for you and to insure that your new experience will be the best it can be, there are a few details that you should understand before registering for classes. One of these details is the TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI).
The Texas Success Initiative:
Is required by the Texas State Legislature for identifying and preparing academically those students whose basic skills in reading, writing and/or mathematics are less than what is required to succeed in college level courses,
Requires any incoming student who does not meet TSI Compliance Standards to complete the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity and then to take the TSI Assessment before registering for classes,
Requires continuous student participation in evelopmental education classes if that student is determined deficient in the academic areas of reading, writing, and/or mathematics based on TSI Assessment scores.
TSI Assessment scores are not used to determine admissions status; however, entering students must prove they are already compliant or take the TSI Assessment before enrolling in college-level courses in any Texas public institution of higher education. Students that are not TSI Compliant or have not sent in documentation to prove compliance will have a TSI Compliance Not Met Hold on their account that prevents course registration.
Texas A&M University at Galveston offers the TSI Assessment from the College Board to determine college readiness according to the Texas Success Initiative. It is a fast and accurate determination of whether a student has the skills to begin with college-level courses or would benefit most from developmental education courses.
TAMUG students may choose to take the TSI Assessment at any college, university, or official testing center. The TSI Assessment is only offered once a month at TAMUG. The Galveston College Testing Center offers testing 6 days a week.
If you are an out-of-state student that cannot find an institution that offers the TSI Assessment, look for one that offers the ACCUPLACER by College Board and contact the Office of Academic Enhancement for TSI Assessment Remote Proctor Instructions. Scores should be faxed to (409) 741-4344 or emailed to ACEN@tamug.edu.
The TSI Assessment has a Mathematics, Reading, and Writing section. The Writing section includes multiple-choice questions along with a WritePlacer written essay.
All students are required to complete the Pre-Assessment Activity prior to attempting the TSI Assessment. Students must certify that they have completed the Pre-Assessment Activity in Howdy BEFORE they register for the TSI Assessment at TAMUG.
To schedule the TSI Assessment at TAMUG, please fill out the TSI Assessment Registration Form below. The Office of Academic Enhancement will call to confirm receipt of the registration form along with a testing date, time, and instructions. The cost for each section of the assessment is $25.00 or as a whole for $60.00.
Questions about the TSI Assessment at TAMUG may be sent to ACEN@tamug.edu.