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TSI Testing Information

Students are strongly encouraged to take the TSI Assessment test before coming to orientation to determine placement in college courses.

If you think you might be exempt, please see TSI Exemptions to determine if you need to take the TSI Assessment test.

If you are not exempt, you must take the TSI Assessment test.

Please note: Compass, Accuplacer, THEA, and Asset no longer satisfy the TSI requirement. The TSI Assessment is a test that is only administered in Texas.

Students who have taken the TSI Assessment at another Texas public institution must send a copy of the official score report or official college transcript to the TSI Compliance Office. 

TESTING AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY: All students needing to take the TSI Assessment are encouraged to test prior to Red Raider Orientation. The TSI Assessment test is offered at the TTU Academic Testing Center Monday through Friday. The cost of the exam is $50.00 and is payable to Texas Tech University with check, money order, Visa, or MasterCard. Please bring your driver’s license or passport for identification purposes. For more information, please visit Academic Testing Services at TTU.