Effective fall 2013 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) implemented the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) for Texas public institutions of higher education, a program to replace the former 2003 TSI program. It is the intent of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that Texas public institutions of higher education use the flexibility and responsibility of TSI rules to improve individualized programs to ensure the success of students in higher education. Richland College makes every effort to ensure that students have equal opportunity for success in their academic coursework. In order to facilitate their college readiness for such coursework, the colleges assess students with the TSI required assessment instrument and places them based on their assessment results. Students will be assessed on TSI Reading, Writing and Math, unless exempt from TSI test requirements.