Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Students attending Texas public institutions of higher education must be in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). The law requires all entering college students to be assessed for college readiness in mathematics, reading, and writing unless the student qualifies for an exemption. To read the law in full, click here.

In order to be ADVISED and REGISTER, students must meet TSI requirements.

To view your current TSI status: Visit MySam and select the "Registration" tab. From the "Registration Toolbox" you can check your TSI status or view test scores.

TSI Requirements


You may already be exempt from TSI requirements based on your standardized testing scores or other criteria.

Taking the TSI Assessment Test

If you are not exempt, you must complete three steps in order to meet the TSI requirements:

TSI Assessment Placement

If you DO NOT pass the TSI Assessment Test, you must follow a developmental education plan.

Math Reading Writing Placement
Passing 350 351 Essay 5
363 with
Essay of 4
College Level Ready!
Developmental Coursework Required
Accelerated Options Available
345-349 348-350 360-362 Accelerated Options
See advisor for details
Developmental Coursework Required 336-344 342-347 350-359 MATH 0332
INRW 0301
Adult Basic Education Level 0-335 0-341 0-349 MATH 0331
INRW 0301

Beginning in Spring 2015 all READ and ENGL developmental education classes will be combined and replaced with Integrated Reading and Writing (INRW).  For more information please contact an academic advisor or the Registrar's Office.

Developmental Education Policies

Retesting - Things You Need to Know!

Additional Resources


For immediate assistance, please contact the Registrar's Office:

(936) 294-1052
Email: registrar@shsu.edu

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