The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) program is designed to help colleges and universities determine if you are ready for college-level coursework in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. All incoming college students are required to take the TSI Assessment (TSIA2) unless they qualify for an exemption based on their SAT or ACT scores (see FAQs below for exemption information).
After high school, based on how you perform on the TSIA2, you may be enrolled in a college-level course and/or be placed in the appropriate developmental courses. Dual credit students may not take developmental courses and must meet the TCC TSIA2 requirements in order to take dual credit courses. OnRamps courses do not require the TSIA2, however, students who do not meet the requirements to qualify for the college-credit portion of an OnRamps mathematics or science course have the option of taking the TSIA2 math test and submitting those score to OnRamps to possibly regain eligibility.
Northwest ISD offers the TSI throughout the year and students may choose to take it online or face-to-face. If you wish to take the TSIA2 please submit the TSIA2 Voucher Request Form using the appropriate link below.
Please note that colleges have varying admissions policies. While NISD is available to help, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to work with their college admissions office to ensure that they meet the enrollment requirements of each college they plan to attend. If you have additional questions about the TSI Assessment or need further guidance, please contact your school counselor, NISD College & Career Readiness, or the admissions and advising office at the college you plan to attend.