University of Houston-Victoria

Testing Services

TSI Assessment

All incoming college students are required to take the TSI Assessment unless already exempt. The TSI Assessment is a program designed to help determine college-level coursework readiness in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. The TSI Assessment program also will help determine what type of course(s) or intervention will best meet the student's needs to become better prepared for college-level coursework if they are not ready.

Testing Services offers the TSI Assessment during scheduled administrations for current and prospective UHV students, and the surrounding community. To view available testing dates, register, and pay for the TSI Assessment, visit RegisterBlast. The fee schedule is listed below.

  • One subject $11.50
  • Two subjects $20.50
  • Three subjects $30.50

Students located outside of the Victoria area please see Remote Testing below.

NOTE: Students taking the TSI Assessment must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity prior to taking the exam.

Students needing to take the TSI Assessment should follow these steps:

  1. Complete the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity.
  2. Choose a testing date and pay for the exam at RegisterBlast.
  3. Arrive at your appointment or test administration on time. Examinees that arrive late may not be allowed to test.
  4. Bring a valid form of identification (e.g., current driver's license, military ID, passport, state-issued ID card). Examinees who do not present a valid, unexpired photo ID are not allowed to test.
  5. Bring proof of Pre-Assessment Activity completion.


Things to Know Before Taking the TSI Assessment

Prospective UHV students should bring their seven-digit student ID number, and non-UHV students will be assigned a temporary ID number. For registration purposes, non-UHV students can enter 1234567 as their UHV ID number.

All incoming freshman attending a public higher education institution in Texas are required to satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, unless exempted. For information on requirements and exemptions, see the Academic Catalog.

The TSI Assessment is a computer-based exam that is response adaptive (the next question is determined by how the previous question was answered). Test scores are available upon completing the test and should be interpreted by an academic advisor.

Cell phones (and other electronic communication devices) are not permitted in the testing room. Examinees should leave cell phones at home, in a vehicle or in available lockers at the Testing Center. An examinee using a cell phone or possessing a cell phone during the test session will be dismissed, and the scores may be voided.


No Cell Phones Allowed

Cell phones, watches, and other electronic communication or photographic devices are prohibited in testing rooms. Possession or use of cell phones or other devices may result in dismissal from the testing room and the voiding of test score(s). If taking a standardized test (e.g., TExES/ExCET, MAT, or BTLPT), please read admission ticket and other registration materials carefully.

Note: Consult your admission ticket to learn the location of your exam.

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