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Students who are not exempted from TSI requirements by other means must take the TSI Assessment. The University of Texas at Austin does not accept scores from other assessments such as COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, THEA, or ASSET.

The TSI Assessment is designed to help the university determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. If your scores fall below the minimums listed below, the TSI Assessment will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best help you succeed in subsequent courses at the university.

The minimum TSI Assessment scores required to satisfy TSI requirements at UT are

  • Reading: 351
  • Mathematics: 350
  • Writing: essay score of 5 or essay score of 4 and multiple choice of 363

Student Testing Services administers the TSI Assessment on orientation days and other days preceding the start of long semesters.