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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. Note: Collin College can only provide TSI testing for Collin College students.

The TSI Assessment is not a timed test. Estimated exam times are listed below, but each section could take more or less time depending on the individual student.

Exam Estimated Time
Complete TSI 3-5 hours
Math Only 2 hours
ELAR and Essay 2-3 hours
ELAR Only 2 hours

A valid photo ID is required to take the TSI Assessments. For more questions about the TSI Assessments, see the FAQ page.

Complete your Collin application and receive your CWID number through email from Admissions.

Skip to Step 2 if you have already completed your application.

Click here to apply

The Pre-Assessment Activity is designed to help you understand the importance of the TSI Assessment. It includes sample test questions and feedback. Information on campus and community resources to assist you in moving forward is also available.

Please be sure to provide proof of completing the Pre-Assessment Activity by printing or saving a screen shot your certificate of completion.  This should be brought with you to your appointment.

Click here to take the Pre-Assessment Activity

For Issues with logging into the PAA please try the options below:

  • Clear browser cache and cookies.
  • Restart your browser.
  • Enter the PAA again.
  • When asked if you have a CWID number, say “No”, then proceed through the questions.
  • Be sure to print a copy of your completion certificate or take a screen shot or picture of it.

If the above steps do not work, please take the PAA through this website: https://practice.accuplacer.org/login.  You will need to create an account and be sure to print or save a copy of your certificate, or take a screen shot or picture of it.

For additional questions about the Pre-Assessment Activity or general questions about the TSI Assessment, contact the Director of Testing at 972-548-6773 or email TSI_Info@collin.edu.

For specific questions about scheduling your TSI assessment, please contact the campus Testing Center at which you will want to test.

In-Person testing is available at each of our campus testing centers. The cost to take the TSI on campus is $29. Click a campus below to schedule your exam and pay for your assessment. On average, the complete TSI can take 4-5 hours to complete. Be sure you plan accordingly when scheduling your exam.

McKinney Campus
Plano Campus
Frisco Campus
Technical Campus
Wylie Campus
Farmersville Campus
Celina Campus

Directions to Our Testing Centers - Collin College

Online testing is offered through a virtual testing platform. You must have a desktop or laptop computer (no Chromebooks or tablets) with a webcam and microphone, a stable Internet connection, and a quiet space where you can test without interruption and no one else in the room with you to use the virtual testing option. Breaks are not allowed when using the virtual testing option and the complete test can take 5 or more hours. If you cannot meet these requirements, please plan to take your assessments at one of our campus testing centers listed in Step 3 - Option 1.

The cost is $40. Click a campus below to complete your request and pay for your assessment. On average, the complete TSI can take 4-5 hours to complete, although there is no time limit and it can take longer. Be sure you plan accordingly when scheduling your exam.

Please note: In 1-2 business days, you will receive an email message from Accuplacer with your TSI voucher information. Please check your junk/spam mail folders for this message. Be sure you sign up for your Examity account with the same personal information that is on your voucher.

McKinney Campus
Plano Campus
Frisco Campus
Technical Campus
Wylie Campus
Farmersville Campus
Celina Campus 

Questions and Assistance

For questions about your voucher, please contact the campus from which you requested the voucher.

For help setting up your Examity account or setting your appointment, follow these instructions or contact Examity through the contact methods on the instruction sheet.

If you believe you meet the exemption or waivers requirements and do not need to take the TSI, fill out the Conditional TSI Compliance Contract listed below and send the required documentation as explained on the exemption and waivers pages to TSI_info@collin.edu.

Conditional TSI Compliance Contract

TSI Exemptions 

TSI Partial Exemptions 

Temporary Waivers 

Temporary Waivers for Dual Credit Students



Testing Location Information

Celina Campus:
2505 Kinship Parkway
Celina, TX, 75009
Room: 125
Phone: (469) 905-3599
Email: Celinatesting@collin.edu
Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Farmersville Campus:
501 S. Collin Parkway
Farmersville, TX 75442
Room: 107
Phone:  (972) 549-6450 
Email:  Farmersvilletesting@collin.edu
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Frisco Campus: 
9700 Wade Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75035
Room: F209
Phone: (972) 377-1522
Email: Friscotesting@collin.edu
Monday, & Wednesday – Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
McKinney Campus:
2200 W. University Dr.
McKinney, TX 75071
Room: W206
Phone: (972) 548-6849
Email: TestingCPC@collin.edu
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Plano Campus:
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75074
Room: J232
Phone: (972) 881-5922
Email: Planotesting@collin.edu
Monday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Technical Campus: 
2550 Bending Branch Way
Allen, TX 75013
Room: A001
Phone: (972) 553-1234
Email: Cctctesting@collin.edu
Monday – Tuesday, & Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wylie Campus:
391 Country Club Road
Wylie, TX 75098
Room: Campus Commons 201
Phone: (972) 378-8849
Email: Wylietesting@collin.edu
Monday – Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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