Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)
The TSIA is part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help college or university students and advisors determine student readiness for college-level course work in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.
TSI is required of any student not meeting an exemption or waiver.
For Midland College students, you can check your current TSI status by logging onto your My MC Portal.
The TSIA costs $29.00. Payments must be made at the MC Cashier's Office prior to testing. The Cashier's Office is located in the Scharbauer Student Center.
Before taking the TSIA, Midland College is required to provide a Pre-Assessment Activity. The State requires that students participate in the activity and that the completion is documented prior to testing. The Pre-Assessment Activity must address:
- An explanation of the importance of the TSIA and how the assessment works;
- Practice test questions and feedback;
- An explanation of all your developmental education options, if you don't meet the minimum passing standard;
- Information on campus and community resources that will help you succeed as a college student.
Note: Select Midland College as your testing site, even if you are attending school
OTHER Free TESTING PREPARATION RESOURCES
Visit EdReady and set up your free account. For TSI tutoring, enter the Goal Key: TSIprep
TSI Preparation from Accuplacer
The TSIA is available by appointment during regular office hours. Please use the Testing Appointment Request Form to reserve a start time.
The TSIA can be lengthy, so testers not completing within business hours will be required to save and return at a later time to complete.
REMEMBER: the Pre-Assessment Activity must be completed before testing.
Midland College Testing Center can offer the exam via an online testing environment or a local proctor. If you are interested in these options, please contact the Testing Center directly.
Other Test Offerings
We are happy to proctor exams for students taking Distance/Online courses from both Midland College and other schools.
Tests for Midland College Online Course Cost: $0
Tests for other schools Online Course Cost: $25, payable at the Cashier's Office located next to the Testing Center
Offered Daily by Appointment
If a student has missed an in-class exam, the instructor may use the Testing Center as a make-up test site. Once the student and instructor coordinate the make-up exam parameters, the instructor provides an exam or password to the Testing Center and the student makes an appointment using the proctored exam reservation form to take the exam. There is no cost for the Make-Up Exam.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students must set up an account at www.collegeboard.org and pay the $80 fee using that account. The $25 proctor fee must be taken to the Testing Center when registering.
Cost: $55 - $70
Students must receive instructions from the Testing Center regarding payment and an account on the testing site.
For students that have passed the TSI Math portion and would like to start above the
first college level course, may take the Accuplacer Math test.
There is no charge for the Math Placement exam and it is available on a walk-in basis during normal business hours. Students are encouraged to check with the Testing Center for specific availability.
FREE TESTING PREPARATION RESOURCES
Go to EdReady and set up your free account. Enter the Goal Key: ACCUprep
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