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What is it?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Texas A&M University-Texarkana! Now that you have been admitted to the university there are some details that you will need to take care of before you attend Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) and register for classes. One of these details is the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).

The Texas Success Initiative

  • Is required by the Texas State Legislature for identifying and preparing academically those students whose basic skills in writing, reading, and/or mathematics are less than what is required to succeed in college level courses.
  • Requires constant student participation in developmental education classes if that student is deficient in the academic areas of reading, writing, and/or mathematics.
  • Requires all NON EXEMPT (TSI Exemptions) incoming students to complete the mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and then to take the TSI assessment test before registering for classes.

For more general information about TSI, view the TSI Assessment Student Informational Brochure.