Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Compliance

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 college level courses.

  • Requires continuous student participation in developmental education classes if that student is deficient in the academic areas of reading, writing, and/or mathematics.

  • Requires all NON-EXEMPT incoming students to complete the mandatory TSI Pre-Assessment Activity and then to take the TSI Assessment test before registering for classes.

TSI Scoring and Exemption Standards

If not TSI Compliant, CANNOT take the following TAMUG courses:



  Find out if you are already TSI Compliant and in what areas      
Click here for a Voucher Application
Click here for instructions on Pre-Assessment Activity

Developmental Education Courses

Developmental instruction in mathematics includes the integers, rational numbers, applications, exponents, polynomials, solutions of equations, graphing, elementary geometry, and reasoning skills. May not be used toward a degree. 

Designed for students whose Texas Success Initiative requirements for reading and/or writing have not been met; develops additional reading and writing kills by emphasizing the interrelatedness between the two disciplines. May not be used for credit toward a degree.


For questions about your TSI Compliance please call (409) 741-4343