TSI Assessment

Many students who will attend Blinn need to have their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics assessed prior to enrolling in college-level coursework. Blinn uses the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment to determine the proper placement in coursework based on the student’s skills in the respected area. 

The TSI Assessment is an untimed computerized test to be taken in three sections:
(Full testing can take up to 4-5 hours)

  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Writing

Where necessary, you may be given an additional diagnostic test on a particular subject. This test is designed to provide more detailed information regarding your academic strengths and weaknesses. This will allow advisors to place the student in the proper coursework to enable the student to be successful in their academic pursuits. 

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Placement and Exemptions 

Taking the Test

To take the TSIA, students must first choose the campus in which they will test and take a pre-assessment activity (PAA):  

Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability and need test accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services before scheduling your assessment.