Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

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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 Score Request Form and Exemptions

Submitting TSI Assessment Scores

If you have previous TSI Assessment scores, you will need to submit the TSI Score Request Form to provide Sam Houston State University with written permission to download and access your TSI Assessment results. 

  • Our office may be unable to locate your TSI Assessment scores if the details you provide on the form do not match the information you provided to the Testing Center where you completed the TSI Assessment.
  • Please allow up to two business days for your TSI Assessment scores to be updated onto your Sam Houston State University student record. 


You may qualify for an exemption from the TSI by meeting certain conditions.

TSI Requirements

Taking the TSI Assessment 

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.

Assessment Math Reading Writing Placement
College Level Ready: Developmental
Coursework Not Required
350 351 340 w/Essay of 4 College Ready
Developmental Coursework Required
Full-Term Co-Requisite Model Available
1-349 1-350 1-339 w/Essay of 1-4 Co-Requisite Options
Spring 2021 TBD
See Advisor for Details

Developmental Education Policies

Retesting - Things You Need to Know!

Additional Resources


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

Email: tsi@shsu.edu