Before registering for your first MVC course, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), which include a pre-assessment activity and assessment testing.
Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
TSI (formerly TASP) is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. Part of the program is an assessment to determine your basic skills in reading, mathematics, writing and computer Skills Placement (CSP).
All students are required by law to take an assessment test approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The colleges of DCCCD prefer that incoming students who are not exempt take the TSIA.
See exemptions to determine if you are exempt from TSI requirements. Although you may be exempt for TSI purposes, you may have to take an assessment test to satisfy specific course prerequisites.
Each Dallas County Community College administers state approved TSI assessments.
You will be required to complete a pre-assessment activity before taking the actual assessment test.
During the pre-assessment activity, you will view sample test questions and will also have the opportunity to take a practice test before completing the official TSI test.
Taking Your Assessment Test
On your test date, you will need:
- A referral form from the Academic Advising Office
- Your student ID or another photo ID
Once you have completed your assessment, an academic advisor will use your test scores to recommend course choices during registration.
Practice Tests are Available
Reduce your test anxiety and improve your grade by taking a practice test