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Texas Success Initiative

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. There are two components of the program.

  1. An assessment to diagnose students’ basic skills in reading, mathematics, and writing
  2. Developmental instruction to strengthen academic skills that need improvement

Our Texas Success Initiative program only serves incoming and current students at The University of Texas at Austin. While the Texas Success Initiative is a statewide program, our office can only address the needs of incoming or current students at UT Austin. For TSI questions related to another institution, please contact that institution directly.

Read a peer-reviewed article from the Assistant Dean for the Office of Student Success, Hillary Procknow called “Corequisite Courses for Developmental Students at a Large Research University.

The TSI office is committed to helping incoming students fulfill their requirements. Online TSI testing is now available for admitted UT students. If you would like to test through UT Austin, you must make online testing arrangements as soon as possible. Check the Start Here page to request a voucher to test online or for information on sending scores.

TSI and Admission to the University

TSI status does not affect your admission to UT Austin. Our office only works with students once they have been offered admission to the university.