Dual Credit and TSI

Dual Credit

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment

TSI Test Prep Resources

All tests




TSI tutoring at AC is available to High School students at no cost

Success Center


Ware, Room 300, Washington Campus

8:30am – 8:30pm Monday – Thursday, 8:30-12:30 Fridays

Individual tutoring for Reading, Writing, & Math TSI

Free, no appointment needed

Rapid Review


Math review, 4 hour sessions on scheduled days

Reem Weatherspoon, 371-5119

TSI Information

The TSI tests are part of the Texas Success Initiative, a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. There are two components of the program. The first is the assessment of students’ basic skills in reading, mathematics, and writing. The second is developmental instruction to strengthen academic skills that need improvement. So if students do not score in the college-ready level range on one part of the assessment, High Schools are now required to offer them remediation to help them become prepared for college-level course work.

Colleges use the TSI scores in a similar way: to make sure students can handle Freshman classes. If not, students are placed in a class that matches their skill level. Remediation in college, however, usually means taking and paying for class that is not going to count towards a degree. With the high price of tuition, it is understandable why the state wants students to get fully college ready while still in High School.