After you are admitted, but prior to registration, you must either present scores from an assessment test associated with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) program or be exempt. See exemptions from TSI requirements in this section to determine if you are exempt or waived from TSI requirements. If you are TSI exempt, you are still required to meet DCCCD course prerequisites usually by taking an assessment test to determine college level readiness skills. Some DCCCD course prerequisites could require a higher cut score than those outlined by the THECB TSI state minimum requirements. Assessment is not used to determine admission except for students wishing to enroll in "special admissions" programs.
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Program is required by state law to ensure students enrolled in Texas public colleges possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college-level coursework. TSI includes a testing component designed to identify and provide information about your reading, writing, and math skills. You are expected to consult with the college TSI Coordinator in order to meet the TSI requirements. It is your responsibility to be aware of all TSI regulations. For more information, visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Web site at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/.