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.
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:
- Step 1: Take the Pre-Assessment Activity.
- Step 2: Pass the quiz at the end of the Pre-Assessment Activity.
- Step 3: Take the TSI Assessment Test on-campus at the SHSU Testing Center or test at a community college closer to home using the Remote Test Application.
TSI Assessment Placement
If you DO NOT pass the TSI Assessment Test, you must follow a developmental education plan.
Essay of 4
|College Level Ready!|
|Developmental Coursework Required
Accelerated Options Available
See advisor for details
|Developmental Coursework Required||336-346||342-347||350-359||MATH 0332
|Adult Basic Education Level||0-335||0-341||0-349||MATH 0331
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.
For immediate assistance, please contact the Registrar's Office: