Texas Tech University

TSI Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Category: Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

TSI Off-Campus Testing

​Students can now test online. For more information, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/testing/TSIvoucher.php 

Testing through our remote system will allow Texas Tech to access scores for Texas Tech students. If you are attending another University or Community College, you will need to contact your school to give them permission to pull your scores after you're done testing. Scores will not be automatically sent to other institutions. Texas Tech students' scores will be automatically reported to the TSI office. Any student associated with our TTAP program will also have their scores sent to TSI automatically. If approved, you will receive an email with your voucher # and instructions. It is your responsibility to pay any proctoring fees associated with testing through the online vendor.

Please submit requests at least two weeks in advance of your desired test date and allow up to 5 business days (1 week) for us to process your voucher for online testing.

Be sure to request your voucher at LEAST three weeks prior to your deadline. Online sessions may have limited seating and can fill up quickly; therefore, prior arrangements must be made to test.


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What if I am TSI compliant from another institution?

You will need to provide an official transcript from that institution.

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What if I have high test scores on the SAT, ACT, or TAKS and the five-year time limit has passed?

You will need to take the TSI Assessment test.

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Is TSI an admissions requirement?

No, however, you may not register for any classes until you have tested or provided proper documentation of TSI compliance.

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Where do I take the TSI Assessment test?

You may take the TSI Assessment test at any Texas public institution. To test at TTU, please visit our Academic Testing Office in West Hall, Room 214, 806.742.3671.  The exam is $50.00 and can be paid with a check, money order, VISA, or MasterCard.  You will need to present your picture ID in order to test.  Once tested, you will submit your score report to the TSI Compliance Office in West Hall Room 103A.

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When should I take the TSI Assessment test?

You will need to test prior to attending Red Raider Orientation

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How should I prepare for the TSI Assessment test?

Sample test questions are located on the TSI Advising site: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/tsi/

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How can I be exempt from TSI?

For a complete list of exemptions, please visit the TSI Exemptions site: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar/tsi/TSIexemptions.php

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