TSI Testing

Texas Success Initiative - TSI

The TSI Assessment is a program designed to help your institution determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of language and mathematics. If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment unless you are already exempt (see below)  to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses.

Students should contact the Advising Department to determine specific testing requirements, or click below to view testing exemptions and exceptions.


Before the Exam You Must PAA (Pre-Assessment Activity) (PAA)

TSI Rule 4.55(b) requires all prospective students to complete the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity prior to scheduling the TSI. The PAA will help you understand the following:

  1. Why you are being tested.
  2. How the TSIA2 works, including calculator and highlighter tutorials and practice test questions.
  3. How test results impact your post-secondary options.
  4. Resources available to you.

How to Complete the PAA

The PAA can be completed by going to practice.accuplacer.org
-Create a new account, then Sign In.
-Click on 'Texas Success Initiative 2.0 Pre-Assessment Activity (TSIA2 PAA)'
-Follow the steps to complete PAA

Once you've completed the PAA, it will provide you with a Certificate of Completion and email one to you as well. Print off that certificate -or- forward that emailed certificate to testingservices@actx.edu.  

Let's Get Testing

After you've received the PAA Certificate of Completion, call us at (806) 371-5445 to schedule the TSI exam. The TSI is administered Monday-Friday at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, and Saturday at 9:00 AM, and 10:00 AM.  It is a computer-based assessment that is not timed (average time is 90 minutes to two hours per section).  A valid, non-expired photo ID is required to test. 

Download: How to complete the PAA

TSI Exam Prices:

  • Math          $15
  • ELAR          $15
  • Both           $30

We accept Cash, Check, or Card. 

Off Site Testing

Distance Education students may take the TSI exam at a college or university near them. For more information, or to set up and off site TSI, please contact Testing Services.

Contact the Testing Center at (806) 371-5445 to schedule your TSI exams now!

Contact Us

Rm. 101, Student Services Center (SSC)
P.O. Box 447
2201 S. Washington St.
Amarillo, TX 79109
Fax: (806) 371-5426