Testing Information

 Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires students to be assessed in reading, writing and mathematical skills before enrolling in a Texas public college or university. Students are required to complete the TSI ASSESSMENT test before enrolling at Texas A&M University-Kingsville unless they meet one of the exemptions listed below.TSI scores must be on file prior to attending orientation to ensure proper advising. s 

This test includes components designed to provide diagnostic information about the reading, mathematics and writing skills of each student.  For more information, click here. Please note you must complete the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity before you can take the TSI assessment.


Students are exempt from taking a test to satisfy TSI requirements if a qualifying score has been made on the ACT, SAT, TAKS,or STAAR. It is the responsibility of the student to provide official ACT, SAT, TAKS, or STAAR scores to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to qualify for an exemption before enrollment in college level courses.

For more information on exemptions, call Rebeka Silvas at 361-593-2168 or for information on the TSI ASSESSMENT test, contact the Center for Student Success.

Placement Testing

Credit by Exam

Students can earn credit at Texas A&M University-Kingsville by meeting certain scores on the ACT, SAT, ALEKS,  Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. For more information on advanced credit opportunities, click here for more information.

CLEP exams will be offered throughout the summer. Visit our Academic Testing Center for more information on the tests and available dates.