TSI Assessment

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment is used to determine course placement at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Students are assessed in reading, writing and mathematical skills before enrolling in a Texas public college or university. Students are required to complete the TSI assessment before enrolling at Texas A&M University-Kingsville unless they meet one of the exemptions. Texas Success Initiative assessment scores must be on file prior to attending new student orientation to ensure proper advising. 

Texas Success Initiative assessment includes components designed to provide diagnostic information about the reading, mathematics and writing skills of each student.  Please review the more information on the TSI assessment requirements. 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 assessment 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, or for information on the TSI assessment, visit www.tamuk.edu/tsi.

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. Please review the advanced credit opportunities for more information.

The College Level Examination Program will be offered throughout the summer. Visit our Academic Testing Center for more information.