TSI Assessment

OCTOBER 16, 2018

Cut off time for TSI and ACCUPLACER walk-ins:

3 subject areas = 10:00 a.m.

2 subject areas = 11:00 a.m.

1 subject area = 11:00 a.m.  

All exams will conclude at 2:00 p.m. regardless of start time.

Sam Houston State University Policy Information

The TSI Assessment tests are designed to provide placement, advisement, and guidance information for students entering institutions of higher education.  These tests are developed by The College Board, with the help of committees of college faculty, to provide information about the student’s level of skill and accomplishment in reading, writing, and mathematics.  It determines which courses are appropriate for the student and whether developmental classes are needed. The TSI Assessment presents the tests in a computer-adaptive mode and scores are available immediately after testing.

Walk-in Examinees: It is imperative for test candidates to contact the Testing Center the day before the planned walk-in date to check on changes to the center hours and/or schedule. If you do not live in the area, you may also be interested in testing at a local college/university near you! Please see the section below for taking a Remote Test.


  • All examinees must be pre-assessed before taking the TSI Assessment exam
  • Information and instructions for taking the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) can be found here.

TESTING DAYS AND TIMES (Huntsville Campus):

  • Examinees should call the Testing Center the day before he/she plans to walk-in to verify any changes to the testing schedule.
  • Monday - Friday
  • Walk-ins: 9:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m. (for the initial exam or TWO/THREE subject areas)
  • Walk-ins: 9:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m. (for ONE subject area only)
  • Schedule: Designated times between 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • The test is untimed, but will comply with Testing Center business (all exams will be stopped/closed 15 minutes before the close of business)
  • Seating is limited and registrations are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If testing remotely, please view the REMOTE TEST section.


  • Initial test fee: $50.00 (non-refundable, non-transferable)
  • Appointments for taking a test may be made via the Testing Center website; Click here to register
  • Retest fee (non-refundable, non-transferable):
    • 1 subject area: $15.00
    • 2 subject areas: $30.00
    • 3 subject areas: $50.00


Individuals wishing to test at a remote location must fill out the remote test application and submit at least 3 days in advance of their desired test date. Same day processing is not allowed.


  • Current, unexpired Photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, military ID, student ID, etc.)
  • Second form of ID (i.e., any of the previously listed photo IDs, social security card, birth certificate, credit/debit card, library card, etc.)
  • Student ID number


  •  Scores will be available immediately following completion of the test. 


  • Students taking the TSI ASSESSMENT can retest at any time.
  • Registration/administration fee applies.



  • Visit our website at shsu.edu/testing
  • Email test.ctr@shsu.edu
  • Visit the office located in Academic Building IV, Room 102
  • Call (936) 294-1025
  • Write to the Testing Center, Box 2240 SHSU, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2240


  • Contact the Office of Disability Services first for your accommodations letter to be forwarded to the Testing Center.
  • Arrangements  must be made with the Testing Center at least 2 weeks prior to testing.
  • Contact the Testing Center via email test.ctr@shsu.edu or call (936)-294-1025.