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Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Compliance
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) was set on September 1, 2003 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to determine College Readiness for all students entering public Texas institutions. Under this initiative, any student who is not compliant is required to take the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, or ASSET to test for basic skills in the areas of Math, Reading, or Writing. TSI test scores are not used to determine admissions status; however, entering students must prove they are already compliant or pass one of the state-approved exams before enrolling in college-level courses in any Texas public institution of higher education.
Please contact the Office of Academic Enhancement for questions about TSI Compliance requirements at (409)741-4343 or ACEN@tamug.edu.
Texas A&M University at Galveston offers the ACCUPLACER exam as an alternative to the THEA test. The ACCUPLACER is delivered over the internet from The College Board to our Academic Enhancement computers. It is a fast and accurate determination of whether a student has the skills to take a freshman college course or would benefit most from development work in reading, writing or mathematics.