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The New TSIA 2.0 was launched on January 11, 2021

What is the TSI?

The TSI is a test that informs the university that a student is college ready. If a student does not pass the TSI, then he/she must enroll in developmental classes before he/she is allowed to start with the general education core (basics). Developmental classes do not count towards a college degree. The TSI is not a factor that is considered by university admission counselors. However, the student must submit a copy of their TSI scores to the university before being allowed to attend orientation.

Do I need to take the TSI?

You may not need to take this test!

If you meet at least one of these exemptions approved by the state, you may not need to take the TSI Assessment 2.0. If you meet the minimum scores for either the English or mathematics portion of the tests listed below, you may not need to take that portion of the assessment. Contact the Go Center if you are unclear if you met any of the exemptions below.

  • ACT®: combined score of 40 on the English and Reading (E+R) and 22 on mathematics  ~OR~
  • SAT® (Administered on or after March 5, 2016): minimum of 530 on Mathematics for exemption in TSI Math; minimum of 480 on Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) for exemption in TSI Reading and Writing ~OR~
  • You have satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as determined by the receiving institution (Example English 1301 Dual and College Algebra Dual) Student must earn a "C" or better in each course. 

What is on the TSI?