TSI Assessment

What is the TSI Assessment?

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment is the only approved assessment instrument for all students attending a public college. The state mandated program is designed to help determine if the student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.

The TSI Assessment minimum passing standards for college readiness are: 

  • Mathematics = 950 + or < 950 an Diagnostic = 6
  • ELAR = 945+ with an essay of 5+ or ELAR < 945 with an essay of 5+ and Diagnostic of 5 or 6

Students who score below the cut scores are placed in the appropriate developmental course and will need to earn a "C" or better.

TSI Student Informative Brochure  Permission for CTTC to access TSI scores at another Texas Public Institution

What is needed to take the TSI Assessment?

  • Must have completed an ApplyTexas application for one of the Alamo Colleges
  • Banner ID Number ( a Banner ID is generated from your Apply Texas application)
  • Must have completed the GOFAAR and TESTPREP modules located in your ACES portal (Start Here Tab)
  • A valid picture ID (State ID, Federal ID, Passport)
  • TSI Fees - $32.00 for the full 3 test battery, and $12.00 for each partial section. We accept cash, electronic check, or credit card payment.

*Please pay for the exam at our testing center, testing fees are non-refundable. If payment has been made prior to the test day you will need to provide a printed receipt of payment.

CTTC TSI Payment


The TSI Assessment is given at CTTC at the following times:

Mon. - Thurs.:  9:00 am & 2:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am
(Please arrive 10 minutes early)

Suggested Study Links:

Practice Accuplacer Tests
Study Guide Zone
Test Prep Review
Khan Academy

Contact Information

Sherry Schott


2189 FM 758
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830-609-2100 or 210-486-7400
Fax: 830-609-2150

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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