The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.  This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.

As of August 26, 2013, the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment was enacted for all Texas public colleges and universities.  Any new student who has not earned credit through college course work prior to 8/26/13 or met a state approved exemption is subject to the new TSI Assessment requirement.  Previous TSI approved tests (Compass, Accuplacer, THEA, and Asset) are no longer accepted.


Collin College Testing Centers administer the
TSI Assessment
to Collin students only. 
The cost of the TSI Assessment is $29.  Any retake is also $29, one portion or all.  PAY ONLINE HERE or in person at the Cashier's Office on campus (Monday – Friday only).  PLEASE NOTE:  Payment is accepted for up to ONE year from the date of purchase.


Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)


TSI Exemptions

TSI Partial Exemptions

Conditional TSI Compliance Contract


Temporary Waivers

Temporary Waivers for Dual Credit Students


Frequently Asked Questions


Collin and Community Resources


Texas Success Initiative Assessment Content


Free Practice Resources for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment:

TSI Assessment Web-Based Study App

TSI Assessment Sample Questions

TSI Assessment WritePlacer with Sample Essays