TSI stands for Texas State Initiative program. This is to ensure that all college students in Texas must display college-level competency in reading, writing, and math before they are permitted to receive a degree from a postsecondary institution.
There are several ways to become TSI complete or TSI exempt in Texas.
1. If you already have a degree from a regionally accredited college in another state, you are considered TSI exempt.
2. If you already have taken and passed college level English comp and college algebra, you are considered TSI complete.
3. If you receive a score of 29 on your ACT, with minimum scores of 30 in the subset areas of English and math, you are TSI exempt.
4. If you have taken and passed the THEA, Accuplacer, TASP, or other placement exam offered at Texas community colleges, you are TSI complete.
5. If you earn a high SAT score in both the writing and math sections, you are TSI exempt.
6. If you are placed in remedial English, reading, and math classes at your college, you must pass all remedial classes with a 'C' grade and complete all required steps of remediation before being considered TSI complete.