The University of Texas at Austin
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TSI Assessment Preparation

The TSI Assessment consists of three sections: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The minimum TSI Assessment scores required to satisfy TSI requirements are

  • Reading: 351
  • Mathematics: 350
  • Writing: Essay Score of 5 or Essay Score of 4 and Multiple Choice of 363

The mandatory TSI Pre-Assessment Activity provides the most comprehensive and interactive preparation for students taking the TSI Assessment. Students will be unable to take the TSI Assessment without first completing the entire Pre-Assessment Activity and obtaining their Certificate of Completion.

In addition to the Pre-Assessment Activity, our program has other materials designed to help students succeed on the test. The TSI Assessment Student Brochure explains the general purpose and format of the test while the TSI Assessment Sample Questions helps students familiarize themselves with the type of multiple-choice questions asked on the exam. Students may also be asked to write a five-paragraph persuasive essay as part of the Writing section of the TSI Assessment. The TSI Assessment Sample Essays & Scoring Guide will help students understand the rubric used to score their essay.

The TSI academic advisor will go over TSI Assessment score reports in each individualized advising session, but students can utilize the TSI Assessment Guide to Interpreting your Score to evaluate what their scores indicate in terms of readiness to handle college-level courses.