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TSI (Texas Success Initiative)
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.  This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work.

As of August 26, 2013, the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment was enacted for all Texas public colleges and universities.  Any new student who has not earned credit through college course work prior to 8/26/13 or met a state approved exemption is subject to the new TSI Assessment requirement.  Previous TSI approved tests (Compass, Accuplacer, THEA, and Asset) are no longer accepted.

Collin College Testing Centers administer the
TSI Assessment
to Collin students only. 

Mandatory Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)


TSI Exemptions

TSI Partial Exemptions


Temporary Waivers

Temporary Waivers for Dual Credit Juniors


Frequently Asked Questions


Collin and Community Resources


Free Practice Resources for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment:

TSI Assessment Web-Based Study App
TSI Assessment Sample Questions
TSI Assessment WritePlacer with Sample Essays



MyFoundationsLab Registration:

For students with TSIA placement in Developmental Education (DE) or Adult Basic Education (ABE)

  MyFoundationsLab Registration Assistance


Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Last classroom test issued
    at 8 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Last classroom test issued
    at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Last classroom test issued
    at 4 p.m.



  • Spring Creek Campus, Plano
    Room: J232
    Phone: (972) 881-5922

  • Preston Ridge Campus, Frisco
    Room: F209
    Phone: (972) 377-1523

  • Central Park Campus, McKinney
    Room: A109
    Phone: (972) 548-6849