Before registering for your first MVC course, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), which include 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 ACCUPLACER.
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 ACCUPLACER and ASSET, both of which are TSI state approved assessments.
Taking Your Assessment Test
Contact the Testing Center, 214-860-8571, to schedule your assessment. On your test date, you will need:
- A referral form from the Academic Advising Office or Admissions/Registrar’s 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.