TSI: ABOUT THE TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE
The Texas Success Initiative, or TSI, is a state-legislated program designed to ensure that students enrolled in public colleges and universities possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college level course work.
TSI replaced TASP, the Texas Academic Skills Program, as of Fall semester 2003.
The Texas Success Initiative requires that students who do not meet the criteria for total exemption must take an initial diagnostic examination to provide information about their reading, mathematics, and writing skills. Each student will then proceed with specific academic choices based on the results of this initial assessment test.
Please note that you may not be able to enroll in essential core courses or needed prerequisites until you have completed the relevant developmental coursework prescribed for you by the results of the assessment test. At the University of Houston, the UScholars Academic Advising Center is the organization charged with overseeing the developmental coursework requirements of the TSI.
You are responsible for completing the developmental coursework you need. The Academic Advising Center will help connect you with the resources you need to do that. Please contact your AAC advisor if you have any questions about TSI requirements or what you may need to do next.
To learn more about how the TSI works at UH, please explore this area of our website.