Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

This is an archived copy of the 2017-2018 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.twu.edu.

By Texas law, all undergraduate students enrolling in Texas public colleges and universities must take the TSI Assessment to ensure their academic readiness for college-level course work. All undergraduate students enrolling at Texas Woman’s University who are not otherwise exempt must attempt the TSI Assessment prior to enrolling for classes. The TSI Assessment is offered regularly at TWU; please visit Assessment & Testing  for a schedule of test dates.

Transfer students from out of state or Texas private institutions may be eligible to use transferred courses to satisfy TSI requirements. A student must have earned a satisfactory course grade in each of the three skill areas: math, reading, and writing. If not, the student must be tested for the remaining skill area(s) and must comply with all other TSI requirements.

Students who have not met one or more standards of readiness for freshman work will meet individually with an academic advisor to determine an appropriate developmental education plan. Once a student has completed the recommended developmental plan or successfully or repeated the assessment test, the student proceeds to freshman coursework. Students who have not met freshman readiness standards will experience a registration restriction until they meet those standards.