TSI Testing Information


In person Testing Services are suspended as we follow state health and safety guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). NCTC Testing Centers are currently offering online remote proctoring. Get step by step instructions on how to register, pay, and  prepare for the test using the button below.

TSI Online Testing Instructions

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) measures the ability of students, as indicated by their skills in Reading, Writing and Math, to do college-level course work. If you do not meet any TSI exemption requirements (see below for exemptions) and are pursuing an Associate’s Degree program, even for transfer classes, you will need to take the TSI test.

For a complete list of TSI Assessment Test preparation instructions, please download the TSI Checklist which includes campus locations and contact information for all NCTC Testing Centers.

Students who demonstrate deficiencies in any of these areas will be required to enroll in at least one College Preparatory Course each semester until they have completed and passed all required remediation courses with a "C" or better.

Schedule & Pay for Your Test

We are excited to offer online scheduling for your TSI, Accuplacer College-Level Mathematics and CLEP (Gainesville campus only) testing needs at your preferred campus through the NCTC RegisterBlast portal.

Bowie and Graham campus Testing Centers will schedule via direct email.

Requesting TSI Scores for Non-NCTC Students

North Central Texas College can retrieve TSI Assessment Score Reports from most Texas K-12 Independent School District (ISD) and Institutions of Higher Education.

Please complete the form below if you have tested at an institution and would like for NCTC to retrieve your TSI scores.

TSI Authorization Form

Pre-Assessment Activity

The TSI Pre-Assessment Activity will help you understand the importance of the TSI, how to best prepare for taking this exam, and what resources are available to help you make a successful transition to NCTC. Proof of completion of the Pre-Assessment Activity is required before scheduling a TSI exam at any NCTC campus.

Please print your Pre-Assessment Activity completion e-mail to show in person when you are scheduling your TSI test, or forward the e-mail to the appropriate Testing Center contact based on the campus at which you are scheduling the TSI.

Complete Pre-Assessment Activity

What You Need to Bring

  • Proper identification (See ID requirements)
  • Copy of your proof of payment for TSI Test
  • Complete the TSI Pre-Assessment (PAA) Activity

DO NOT Bring These Items

  • Guests, visitors, pets
  • Weapons
  • Cell phones, wearable technologies
    • All watches are prohibited in the Testing Lab
  • Hats, head scarves, coats/jackets/hoodies/sweaters, large jewelry
    • Pockets are subject to inspection by Testing Center staff
  • Food, drink, gum, tobacco