Texas Success Initiative Assessment

Your success matters to us, and you’ll be more successful at San Jacinto College when you start in the right classes. San Jacinto College offers and administers the TSI-A exam to determine your college readiness levels in math, reading and writing.  Testing does not have to be completed in one day; however you must return within 14 days from the day that you started testing.  Test scores will be available upon completion of all test sections.  Your test scores will determine if you are ready for college level courses, or if you need a bit more practice with college preparatory courses.

Steps for taking TSI Assessment 

Step 1: Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) at http://www.sanjac.edu/apply-register/overview/testing/pre-assessment-activity

Step 2: Submit PAA certificate to Admissions (new students), Educational Planning & Counseling (returning students), Dual Credit office (dual credit students) to retrieve a Testing Request Form

Step 3: Study for TSIA at http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-sample-questions.pdf

Step 4: Take the Testing Request Form to the Test Center with your photo ID to start testing

Step 5: 15 minutes after testing you can see an Educational Planner (returning students) or Dual Credit office (dual credit students) for your test results.  For all new students, you will need to sign up for New Student Orientation via your SOS account, 24-48 hours after testing.  You will visit with an Admissions Advisor after you attend New Student Orientation.   


TSIA Testing Schedule

Mondays           8:30am – 5:30pm

Tuesdays          8:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesdays      8:30am – 5:30pm

Thursdays         8:30am – 5:30pm

Fridays              8:30am – 12pm


TSIA  Study Resources

TSIA Sample Questions

TSIA Math Sample Questions

WritePlacer (Sample Essay Study Guide)

TSIA Web-based Study App